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Ed

Fun with Domes (PART 4)

posted by Ed on 24 April 2014

The dome pointing algorithm has so far been improved a good amount but there are still some things that can be done; things that require much more than merely tweaking some parameters.
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Ed

Fun with Domes (PART 3)

posted by Ed on 24 April 2014

This is where I start delving deeper into the mathematics behind the dome control algorithms. After all this it was a good week before I stopped having dreams about spherical polar coordinate transforms.
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Ed

Fun with Domes (PART 2)

posted by Ed on 23 April 2014

In my last blog post I talked about how I had started to investigate the positioning of the dome and I had found some areas of the sky where the galaxy camera was being obscured by the top of the dome.
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Ed

Fun with Domes (PART 1)

posted by Ed on 10 April 2014

Over the last week or so I have been doing some investigating into the algorithms that control the positioning of the dome throughout the night. It has been a long journey full of pitfalls and surprises but it might be leading to better dome positioning from now on.
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