1420 MHz Telescope

This is the documentation for the Python control system for the 1420 MHz radio telescope at Acre Road observatory, Glasgow. The system is based off the Small Radio Telescope by Haystack Observatory at MIT, however all of the hardware and software has now been replaced, and the system bares only a passing similarity to its ancestor.

This package contains the pythonic interface to the Arduino-based firmware, qp, by Norman Gray, a high-level API to the telescope, a GUI interface to the drive, and a scheduler to move the telescope according to a pre-defined schedule.


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