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SELETEK - ARMADILLO - PLATYPUS

The Lunatico's original astronomical controllers for focusers, rotators, filter wheels, mirror fans and other low power devices.

Things you can do with your ARMADILLO or PLATYPUS:

    main telescope and guider scope focuser control

    focuser plus mirror fan control

    rotator and focuser control

    power on / off remotely a laser pointer, mirror fans, plus focuser control

    … devote any of the 2 ports for any purpose – make that 3 for the Platypus (focuser + fans + rotator…
Setelek Armadillo controller
Armadillo 2 controller
Armadillo 2 focuser kit mounted on C-8

Seletek ARMADILLO , the controller for focusers, rotators, FW, mirror fans ...

Advantages:

  • Automated focuser
  • Instrument rotator
  • Automated cooling fan control
  • Independent control of any controller pin, manual or automated (depending on temperature delta), useful not only for fan control but also for dew heater bands or other devices.
  • Filter wheel control (stepper based, not USB filter wheels!)
  • Any two (three in the case of the Platypus) functions at the same time
  • A bombproof usb connection,
  • Accurate temperature sensor
  • Extra internal isolation for more security.

Seletek PLATYPUS , designed for remote control.

Advantages:

  • All the features of the Seletek Armadillo PLUS network connection (ethernet) and a third peripheral port.
  • It is the best controller to automate your observatory, managing up to 3 devices: focusers, camera rotators, filter wheels, up to 3 at the same time.
  • The Platypus can be accessed by local network and USB, with concurrent connections: one computer via network and other via local USB, a few of them via network…
Seletek, Armadillo, Platypus, Limpet: Lunatico's original astronomical controllers for focusers, rotators, filter wheels, mirror fans and other low power devices.
PLATYPUS , the controller designed for remote control.

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Controllers technical specifications

Seletek Armadillo

CPU: Atmel AT91SAM7X256
Inputs:
 4 analog-digital inputs
Outputs: 8 power digital outputs (up to 1A/port), 4 in each port – Optional 2A/port upgrade 
ADC:  10 bit (0-1024)
Temperature sensor: Internal and optional external
PC connection: USB only USB and Ethernet (internet)
Size:  144 * 90 * 36 mm (incl. DB9 connectors)
OSs supported:  Any current Windows version (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 (32 or 64 bits)
Power supply:
-12 to 24 V dc (depending on the motor used), typically 12 V dc
-Standard 5.2 jack power connector 

Seletek Platypus 

CPU: Atmel AT91SAM7X256 
Inputs: 6 analog-digital inputs + 5 digital inputs
Outputs: 12 power digital outputs (up to 1A/port), 4 in each port – Optional 2A/port upgrade 
ADC: 10 bit (0-1024)
Temperature sensor:  Internal and optional external 
PC connection: USB and Ethernet (internet)
Size: 185 * 124 * 60 mm (incl. DB9 connectors) 
OSs supported:  Any current Windows version (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 (32 or 64 bits)
Power supply:  
-12 to 24 V dc (depending on the motor used), typically 12 V dc
– Standard 5.2 jack power connector