3-Nov-2022 My first PLA correction baffle has deteriorated so I printed a new one-piece baffle. This new baffle only
needs about 1/2 a loop of electrical tape to give it a nice snug fit on the RC. You can download my 14"
Carbon fiber RC corrector baffle .stl , pictures are below. New screw drive opener installed. Frost
has become a big problem with IR park detection sensors so I am trying to move to Ultrasonic sensors
which seem to be working. I have also moved to one SkyRoof for the observatory that is not connected
to either mount. Still working out all the kinks.
11-Sep 2022: I have both mounts working together autonomously! All the heavy lifting in AOPs is done, AOPs
has evolved to version 8.1.39. Only making minor tweaks these days. AOPs gives me the ability to
do many things regarding controlling operations. It allows me to pick which mount or mounts are in
play. It allows me to set a No second chance flag so that if it closes for weather and conditions
improve later it will not start again. I can set a Force Flag to force it to not start tonight or to start
tonight disregarding the weather forecast. Under normal circumstances, the forecast is the final
criteria used to determine if it should start.
18-July 2022: I've moved to Voyager Advanced for image acquisition!
Autonomous Operations v3 (AOPS) is currently in development.
Coming Soon: Control over forecasting and automation while facilitating autonomous operations!
I have not been very productive for the last 6 months. Mostly due to frustrations with the RC.