The Lunático Astronomía Dragonfly Controller DragonFly Controller provides the ability to remotely-control a roll-off roof observatory. Lunático Astronomía has recently released new firmware and software versions for the Dragonfly, which enable users to achieve enhanced functionality of the Dragonfly macros without need for a computer. Tasks such as enhanced parking network-enabled mounts and controlling observatory humidifiers are just a few examples of the device’s ability.
The Dragonfly provides a simple means to centralize all power switching and sensing. Its simple ease of use is belied by its comprehensive abilities to respond to various ‘conditions’ using user-defined scripts and controlling almost any aspect of an observatory. It is particularly suited to remote installations or where there is a desire to control an observatory from one’s home. The Dragonfly can power on/off and can react to inputs from other devices such as the Lunatico Cloudwatcher or other sensors and react to what is needed in real time.
With the ability through its internal programming, it does not have to rely on an active PC program for control. This functionality is now more comprehensive with the new firmware and software releases. The Dragonfly can use scripts for total automation but also offers macro control using conditional logic. In can also execute scripts direct to Ascom. This allows a Dragonfly to control the motor of a roof and monitor this position and a mount. It can send a mount to park using a script, but using conditional logic, only allow the roof to close once parked.
You can learn more about the Lunático Astronomía Dragonfly Controller enhanced functionality here.
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