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Product Description

The Pulsar Dome Drive is the latest development in automating your observatory.
Designed for use with the Pulsar 2.7 metre dome or 2.2 metre dome, you can control your observatory from the LCD display panel or from the supplied software on your PC.

The LCD display panel will control the following functions:

  • Move left and right
  • Stop
  • Angle display
  • Go to angle
  • Tracking speed display
  • Change sidereal speed
  • Shutter control (if shutter drive connected)
  • Home
  • Park
  • Change brightness
  • Battery level and charging status of shutter (if shutter drive connected)
  • Backlight timeout
  • Weather sensor compatible 

The supplied Pulsar Observatories software package allows full control of the observatory from a computer, and includes an full x64bit ASCOM driver for use with third party software, i.e. SGPro, and many others to allow full synchronisation with your telescope. This can be done with freeware such as N.I.N.A via the ASCOM device manager.

N.B Windows 11 requires FTDI drivers to be manually installed to allow the PUlsar App to connect to the dome. Programs using ASCOM (N.I.N.A, SGPro etc..) use virtual COMM ports so are unaffected. FTDI drivers can be downloadd via the link in our software and drivers page.

The Pulsar software will control the following functions:


  • Move left and right
  • Stop
  • Angle display
  • Go to angle
  • Sidereal speed display
  • Change home angle
  • Change park angle
  • Shutter position status
  • Shutter battery status

The Pulsar Dome Drive system is supplied completely assembled, ready to install, using just 3 bolts, and comes complete with:

  • Dome controller
  • Encoder unit
  • Power supply
  • Hardware (fixing kit, etc)

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