KPO's telescope is a 306mm f/10 Dall-Kirkham Cassegrain with a tertiary corrector to give extremely sharp and flat images. The secondary mirror is held in place by a piece of optical glass. This is to avoid the diffraction spikes normally caused by a spider holding the mirror.
The mount is a German equatorial which, while not particularly ideal either for manual use or automatic use, is perhaps the simplist to build.
Meade wouldn't provide the necessary information required to drive the camera from our own software but after a couple of years (during which time the camera did absolutely nothing!) Rick obtained the required information by, um..., other means. As this information would be invaluable to anyone wishing to support this camera in their software this information is provided here. Specifically the format of the SCSI commands required to drive the camera are detailed.
Note that SCSI control of the camera is basically just like a normal SCSI scanner and I'll be buggered if I know why Meade are so secretive about it. It's not like there's any proprietary communication going on.
Download Pictor DIY SCSI technical manual [16K ASCII text]
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