LUNATICOASTRO.COM

Categories
Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Autonomous focus controller

Nina and GNS

N.I.N.A. and GNS We are proud to announce that, thanks to Nick Hardy, N.I.N.A. finally supports the Good Night System. It has been achieved by

Read More »
Pushbullet and dragonfly
Observatory control

PushBullet, PushOver – instant notifications

From Lunático we have been playing around a little bit with Node-RED – as they say “…a programming tool for wiring together hardware devices, APIs and online services in new and interesting ways.”

Truth is, it is fun, quite easy, and very useful and interesting things that can be accomplished with relatively little effort.

Read More »
Limpet focuser with WIFI and USB
Autoguiding

About focuser controllers

Why is an external controller like the Armadillo, Platypus, Tarsier or Limpet better than an “all in one” (focuser with embedded motor and cables)?

Read More »
Cloud detection

Node-RED tutorial (for Dragonfly and CloudWatcher SOLO)

From Lunático we have been playing around a little bit with Node-RED – as they say “…a programming tool for wiring together hardware devices, APIs and online services in new and interesting ways.”

Truth is, it is fun, quite easy, and very useful and interesting things that can be accomplished with relatively little effort.

Read More »
Seletek TARSIER controller
Autoguiding

TARSIER – Test report

This month we tested a versatile focus motor manufactured by Lunático; the so-called Tarsier. It is a fully autonomous motorized focuser system, without the need for a computer and compatible with most of the focusers on the market. Let’s see how it works.

Read More »
EZG & Lunatico’s finderscopes an guide tubes
Autoguiding

Why is it best to guide with a short scope?

Autoguiding is one of the most challenging tasks to master in astrophotography; nowadays, with digital cameras (CCD or CMOS), manual guiding makes no sense, as it is almost impossible to keep the required accuracy, even more with the ever-increasing exposure times everyone is using.

Read More »
Lunatico Astronomia - Remote Observatory Solutions and More
General

How to drill aluminium?

The Lunático plates, and others, are designed for been apt to be easily adapted for the use that you wish to give them.

That is the reason why we make them in solid aluminum that shows much less machining problems that extruded forms.

We need:

Read More »