Oh the Dome...

Saturday, May 12, 2018 12:50 PM

Problem(s) Encountered:

Two times during the early part of the night the dome ran away and rotated 180 degrees in the wrong direction. The telescope was at an azimuth between 350-355 each of the times the dome ran away.

It has also been noted that the dome occasionally has to be manually ‘bumped’ via the hand paddle to get it to start moving when stowing it to HOME position.


Issues with dome control appear to be somewhere deeply imbedded in the software.  Work is being performed to improve reliability and stability.