Abstract Details

Title: Auto Guiders for Remotely Operated, Automated, or Robotic Telescopes

Authors: Frank Melsheimer

Abstract Submitted by: Frank Melsheimer

Institute/Affiliation: DFM Engineering Inc

Abstract Type: poster

Abstract Information:

Ground based telescopes operated afar need to be guided. DFM Engineering has designed and built several different Type I auto guiders and investigated Type II auto guiders. The common features and the differences between the two types are discussed. Additional features such as filter changers and instrumentation selection ports may be incorporated into the auto guider.