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Lunatico Distance Sensor

Lunatico Distance Sensor

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The Infra-Red distance sensor is perfect for checking if your mount is properly parked (or not) with a Dragonfly. It can be placed at any convenient place in the observatory (typically attached to the pier), and pointing so the IR light reflects off some point of the OTA or the counterweights, but only in the safe (parked) position. Depending on the reflecting surface, you may be need to place a bright white piece of plastic (or similar) to make detection possible. We suggest to route the power for the sensor from one of the Dragonfly's relays. Therefore the unit is only active when measuring is needed - usually before opening or closing the roof.

The detection range is 20 to 150cm

The cable is supplied with terminations for connection to a Dragonfly

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