The new DFM Telescope Control System (TCSGalil™) has been redesigned to use a digital motor controller and 25 bit absolute encoders.
The new TCSGalil™ allows us to use control computers without ISA slots and has eliminated other obsolete part dependencies.
Using ASCOM drivers for TCSGalil™, Focus, and Dome, TCSGalil™ may be commanded using TheSkyX, FocusMax, and ACP.
We optionally provide satellite tracking software to drive DFM Engineering Telescopes.
The DFM Engineering TCSGalil™ provides a user-friendly interface to the telescope.
Utilizing an IBM compatible computer with a display, keyboard, and mouse, you have continual position display, status reporting, and an easy-to-use, menu-driven command set.
Our pointing model corrects for precession, nutation, aberration, atmospheric refraction, mount misalignments and flexure.
Typically, the DFM Engineering TCSGalil™ and pointing model will achieve 10 to 20 arc- second blind pointing to a 60° zenith distance.
TCSGalil™ operation is simple. Commands are divided into four submenus: initialization, movement, rates and miscellaneous.
All commands are available to your external computer, allowing you to create your own custom user interface where TCSGalil™ becomes a peripheral to your computer system, allowing integration with your own observing program.
TCSGalil™ Standard Features
CCT-16 Computer Specifications
CCT-20-50 Computer Specifications