Seletek Armadillo for Telescope Focusers

The Seletek Armadillo is Lunático Astronomía’s flexible and powerful control system capable of controlling several astronomy accessories at the same time. It includes outputs for two motors, several digital and analog inputs, and two temperature sensors (one internal, included, and an optional external sensor).

Lunático has come out with a new Seletek Armadillo package that enhances the versality and functionality of the device. This complete system includes a separate double hand control to easier facilitate operation of two focusers.

Seletek ArmadilloThe Seletek Armadillo offers the ability for:

– Simultaneous control of two motors.

– Control two focusers or two filter wheels or one focuser and one filter wheel.

– 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.

– Direct USB connection to PC (no need of RS232 port).

– A more accurate temperature sensor.

– Extra internal isolation for more security.

Seletek’s à la carte ability allows you to customize your Seletek Armadillo to match your specific needs. You decide the peripherals you want control:

– Dew heating bands

– A dew heater controller (using a relay)

– Laser pointer

– Mirror cooling fans

– Any 12V powered device, using a relay

Seletek Armadillo technical specifications include:

– CPU: Atmel AT91SAM7X256.

– Inputs: 5 analogical-digital inputs (1 for the temperature external sensor, 4 available and protected by optocouplers).

– Outputs: 8 power digital outputs (up to 1A), 4 in each connector.

– 10 bit (0-1024) ADC.

– PC connection through USB,

– Size: 145 * 96 * 45 mm (including DB9 connectors).

– External power supply from 12 to 14 V dc (depending on the motor used), typically 12 V dc.

– The software supports any current Windows version (XP, Vista, 7, 32bit, 64bit).

– ASCOM compliant software.

– Will work with FocusMax, MaximDL, CCDCommander, ACP, CCD AutoPilot and any ASCOM aware astronomy software.

You can learn more about the new Seletek Armadillo offering here.

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