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    Automated Raspberry Pi Planet Tracking GOTO Telescope

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    In this video Derek takes a Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope, inertial measurement unit, CCD camera and a beefed-up pan & tilt mechanism to create an automated planet tracker. Everything is orchestrated via a custom arcade-style controller centered around a Raspberry Pi running C++/OpenCV code to run the UI and control positioning.

     

     

     

    Bill of Materials

     

    Product NameManufacturerQuantityBuy KitBuy Kit
    Arduino UnoArduino - A000073A0000731Buy NowBuy Now
    Raspberry Pi 3Raspberry Pi1Buy NowBuy Now
    100k Pullup ResistorsMCF 0.25W 100K2Buy NowBuy Now