Telescope Remote Control via Raspberry Pi

The ingenuity of the on-line community never ceases to amaze.  A group of telescope enthusiast have already written a Telescope Control Server that I was able to compile on the rPi and remote control via Stellarium (see post below).  The set-up is straight forward…the telescope is connected to the rPi via a USB-RS232 cable.  The Telescope Server software takes two parameters (TCP IP port, serial port):

TelescopeServerNexStar 10000 /dev/ttyUSB0

On Stellarium, I configured the Telescope Control plug-in to send commands via TCP/IP to the server.  Works like a charm!  I’ll post videos of the set-up once the skies clear up for some star watching.