TSC – a powerful open-source controller for large telescopes

What is TSC? TSC is an open hard- and software project. It currently based on two industrial grade stepper controllers (Phidget 1067 B bipolar stepper controller, http://www.phidgets.com, with a maximum coil current of 4A and 30V maximum supply; the resolution is fixed with 1/16 microsteps. The boards are controlled via USB 2. The controllers are... Continue Reading →

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Another first – an LRGB of NGC 6781

Over the summer holidays, I got myself a ZWO ASI 1600 MM Pro - my first cooled camera. Control of the camera takes place via EKOS, but guiding is managed by TSC - so here we have approximately 140 minutes of light and approx. 40 minutes in each color channel with 120 s exposures; the... Continue Reading →

Information at a glance

As said before, TSC is an open hard- and software project; its primary purpose at the time being is to provide a telescope controller based on a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B for large stationary telescopes. In order to get familiar with its functionality, there are a few starting points: A beautiful PDF of more... Continue Reading →

A quick tour of TSC

At a glance: The following post shows the basic functionality of TSC; all screenshots are taken from the topical release available on┬áThe TSC GitHUb Repository. All is also explained in greater detail in the TSCUserGuide   The main element of TSC is the handbox-screen; here, it is possible to carry out telescope motion in all... Continue Reading →

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