Telescope Remote Control via Raspberry Pi
May 30, 2013
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.