Computer - Kenthurst Observatory

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Original Setup



All telescope, camera and dome control is done from this computer. Images are downloaded to and processed in this computer. The LCD clock is also a temperature thermometer and is used to check the temperature at which camera dark frames are taken.


On the top of the computer can be seen the wireless access point which connects via wireless to an ADSL broadband modem which is located in the house below. Cables into the rear of the computer, working from the top down are, the COM 1 serial cable to the LX200 GPS telescope, the cable connecting the parallel port to the Canon SLR shutter control (drive transistors are located inside the shell of the connector), the COM 2 cable to the stationary dome controller, and separate USB 2.0 cable connecting each of the Canon digital SLR and the Meade DSI.

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