MaxDome II is a fully automatic observatory dome control system. Link your dome to a Windows-based personal computer for complete automation including telescope slaving and shutter control. MaxDome works with a wide variety of commercial and custom-built domes.
Integrated Telescope/Dome Control
The new MaxDome II dome controller provides flexible, fully integrated observatory dome control. Features include:
A full MaxDome installation includes two identical controller boards. The main board, which controls dome rotation, connects to the controlling PC. A second identical board, riding on the rotating dome and powered by a solar-charged battery (not included), operates the shutters.
A wireless inductive link provides constant communications between the two boards, allowing for full control and status monitoring. This eliminates the need for clumsy and trouble-prone electrical contacts.
MaxDome Block Diagram