oa MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Digital encoding of Co-ordinates on a German Equatorial Telescope mounting
|Article Title||Digital encoding of Co-ordinates on a German Equatorial Telescope mounting|
|© Publisher:||Astronomical Society of Southern Africa (ASSA)|
|Journal||MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Corvus Amateur Observatory, Vanrhynsdorp|
|Publication Date||Aug 1999|
|Pages||84 - 92|
|Keyword(s)||Astronomy, Co-ordinates, Digital encoding, German equatorial telescope mounting and Shaft encoders|
A digital system has been designed to replace mechanical setting circles for RA and declination on a German equatorial mount. The system comprises two modules: a Digital Encoding Unit (DEU) and a Display Unit (DU).
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