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Control Computer

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The control computer is a Dell Optiplex 755 Small Form Factor running Window XP.  The computer will connect to two external hard drives that will hold the telescope data.  We have also purchased an identical computer for backup purchases.

 

A detailed description of the Control Computer Software Installation Procedure summarizes the major software installation steps for the central control computer, including updates and camera settings, and is to be used as a "go-to" guide for re-installing the camera control software should a system failure occur.

 

The computer clock uses free synchronization software from Dimension 4 to keep the clock time accurate, since that is how we tag the time information for the images we take.  Early problems with calculating the local sidereal time have since been resolved.

 

 


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