On Monday 01 March 2004 02:04 pm, you wrote: > I took a floater today and "idle hands..." > and all, I came across a computer language > of sorts on the Internet called ATIS > (Automatic Telescope Instruction Set). > It was developed at the Fairborn Observatory > (in Arizona from what I gather) and it can > be used to control telescopes, including > over the Internet, using ASCII files. > http://www.fairobs.org/ > They have download links to PDF versions > of command references, etc. but they didn't > work. However, I was able to pull them down > using an FTP program. This may have some > possibilities along with the APT (Automatic > Photoelectric Telescope) command set which > is covered in the Telescope Control book > I ordered. A superset of ATIS called > ATIS2000 adds the ability to network > telescopes and for spectroscopic observing. > > With the developments in embedded Linux > (i.e. Linux on a chip rather than on a > computer) we might be able to come up > with a fairly compact customized controller. I belong to the Milwaukee Linux User Group and I could help with being a liason to that group for this. Jerry -- Registered Linux User: 275424 Today's Fortune: With Congress, every time they make a joke it's a law; and every time they make a law it's a joke. -- Will Rogers ---------------------------------- This message was sent to you from the "Try Astronomy Milwaukee" listserv (a.k.a. mailing list) used by Milwaukee's urban astronomers. http://www.freelists.org/webpage/tryastronomy To send an e-mail message to everyone subscribed to the listserv, simply send it to: tryastronomy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx If you know of someone who would like to sign up to also receive messages from this listserv (a.k.a. subscribe), they can use the above Web page or have them send a blank e-mail to: tryastronomy-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx and put the word SUBSCRIBE in the Subject line of the message. If you wish to stop receiving messages from this listserv, you can use the above Web page or send a blank e-mail to: tryastronomy-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx and put the work UNSUBSCRIBE in the Subject line of your message.