The Armadillo is the second version of Lunatico’s popular Seletek astronomical controller.

It includes outputs for two motors, several digital and analog inputs, and two temperature sensors (one internal, included, and an optional external sensor).

Supports Lunático Stepper Focusers as well as  Robofocus, Moonlite and FeatherTouch motors. Also supports stepper motor based Filter Wheels.

The Armadillo features include:

 

  • Simultaneous control of two motors
  • Control 2 Focusers or 2 Filter wheels or 1 Focuser and 1 Filter Wheel
  • Automated cooling fan control
  • Independent control of any controller pin, manual or automated (depending on temperature delta), useful not only for fan control but also for dew heater bands.
  • Direct USB connection to PC (no need of RS232 port)
  • A more accurate temperature sensor, and
  • Extra internal isolation for more security

Seletek à la carte allows you to customize your Seletek Armadillo to match you specific needs. You decide the peripherals you want control:

  • Dew heating bands (from our Zerodew system or others)
  • Even a dew heater controller (using a relay)
  • The astronomy green laser pointer
  • The mirror cooling fans
  • Any 12V powered device, using a relay

Technical specifications:

  • CPU: Atmel AT91SAM7X256
  • Inputs: 5 analogical-digital inputs (1 for the temperature external sensor, 4 available and protected by optocouplers)
  • Outputs: 8 power digital outputs (up to 1A), 4 in each connector.
  • 10 bit (0-1024) ADC
  • PC connection through USB
  • Size: 145 * 96 * 45 mm (including DB9 connectors)
  • External power supply from 12 to 14 V dc (depending on the motor used), typically 12 V dc
  • The software supports any current Windows version (XP, Vista, 7, 32bit, 64bit)
  • ASCOM compliant software
  • Will work with FocusMax, MaximDL, CCDCommander, ACP, CCD AutoPilot…  and any ASCOM aware astronomy software

Seletek includes the following cables:

  • USB 2.0 cable (controller to PC conection)
  • 2m power supply cable for car lighter plug

 

 

All our products are shippable. In all cases, full payment is required before our products are shipped. Currently Sidereal Trading Pty Ltd only ships to Australia, Australian Territories and New Zealand.

Deliveries are made via Registered Australia Post or TNT Australia. Tracking information and updates will be sent to the email address associated with the order. A link to the courier’s website tracking information may also be provided. All small items will be shipped via Australia Post – Parcel Post or if requested via Express Parcel Post. All large items will be Shipped via TNT Road Express or TNT Economy Express Export. Should you require Express Post for your order, please contact our staff to confirm any additional charges that may apply.

You may be required to sign for the delivery to confirm proof of receipt. If you are not there when the delivery is made, you may incur further charges from Australia Post or TNT Australia (not from Sidereal Trading Pty Ltd) to pick up the parcel from the nearest post office or depot.
Our Flat Rate delivery charges are determined per order depending on the category your products fall into. This will be specified once a postcode is entered at checkout.

Remote delivery destinations or other factors may cause the web-based shopping cart to underquote the shipping charges. Some regional areas of Australia and New Zealand will incur higher charges than specified at checkout. When this occurs, we will first contact you to confirm payment of the difference, or subsequently cancel the order and refund any payments made if this additional cost is prohibitive. At any time if you feel the shipping calculation does not seem correct, please contact us via phone or email so that we can fix the problem and raise the order for you with the correct shipping amount.

In-Store Pick Up is also possible. See Contact Us for Store Location.

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Seletek Armadillo 2 Controller

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    Seletek Armadillo 2 Controller

    SKU: LUN-ACNSEL02

    $325.00

    Available on back-order

    The Armadillo is the second version of Lunatico’s popular Seletek astronomical controller.

    It includes outputs for two motors, several digital and analog inputs, and two temperature sensors (one internal, included, and an optional external sensor).

    Supports Lunático Stepper Focusers as well as  Robofocus, Moonlite and FeatherTouch motors. Also supports stepper motor based Filter Wheels.

    The Armadillo features include:

     

    • Simultaneous control of two motors
    • Control 2 Focusers or 2 Filter wheels or 1 Focuser and 1 Filter Wheel
    • Automated cooling fan control
    • Independent control of any controller pin, manual or automated (depending on temperature delta), useful not only for fan control but also for dew heater bands.
    • Direct USB connection to PC (no need of RS232 port)
    • A more accurate temperature sensor, and
    • Extra internal isolation for more security

    Seletek à la carte allows you to customize your Seletek Armadillo to match you specific needs. You decide the peripherals you want control:

    • Dew heating bands (from our Zerodew system or others)
    • Even a dew heater controller (using a relay)
    • The astronomy green laser pointer
    • The mirror cooling fans
    • Any 12V powered device, using a relay

    Technical specifications:

    • CPU: Atmel AT91SAM7X256
    • Inputs: 5 analogical-digital inputs (1 for the temperature external sensor, 4 available and protected by optocouplers)
    • Outputs: 8 power digital outputs (up to 1A), 4 in each connector.
    • 10 bit (0-1024) ADC
    • PC connection through USB
    • Size: 145 * 96 * 45 mm (including DB9 connectors)
    • External power supply from 12 to 14 V dc (depending on the motor used), typically 12 V dc
    • The software supports any current Windows version (XP, Vista, 7, 32bit, 64bit)
    • ASCOM compliant software
    • Will work with FocusMax, MaximDL, CCDCommander, ACP, CCD AutoPilot…  and any ASCOM aware astronomy software

    Seletek includes the following cables:

    • USB 2.0 cable (controller to PC conection)
    • 2m power supply cable for car lighter plug

     

     

    All our products are shippable. In all cases, full payment is required before our products are shipped. Currently Sidereal Trading Pty Ltd only ships to Australia, Australian Territories and New Zealand.

    Deliveries are made via Registered Australia Post or TNT Australia. Tracking information and updates will be sent to the email address associated with the order. A link to the courier’s website tracking information may also be provided. All small items will be shipped via Australia Post – Parcel Post or if requested via Express Parcel Post. All large items will be Shipped via TNT Road Express or TNT Economy Express Export. Should you require Express Post for your order, please contact our staff to confirm any additional charges that may apply.

    You may be required to sign for the delivery to confirm proof of receipt. If you are not there when the delivery is made, you may incur further charges from Australia Post or TNT Australia (not from Sidereal Trading Pty Ltd) to pick up the parcel from the nearest post office or depot.
    Our Flat Rate delivery charges are determined per order depending on the category your products fall into. This will be specified once a postcode is entered at checkout.

    Remote delivery destinations or other factors may cause the web-based shopping cart to underquote the shipping charges. Some regional areas of Australia and New Zealand will incur higher charges than specified at checkout. When this occurs, we will first contact you to confirm payment of the difference, or subsequently cancel the order and refund any payments made if this additional cost is prohibitive. At any time if you feel the shipping calculation does not seem correct, please contact us via phone or email so that we can fix the problem and raise the order for you with the correct shipping amount.

    In-Store Pick Up is also possible. See Contact Us for Store Location.

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      Need Expert Advice?

      Visual Astronomy, Astrophotography, Microscopy and Macro Photography can be a little complicated sometimes as there are a lot of options. If you'd like to check something before you purchase just let us know and we'd be happy to help!

      Enquire now or call us (03) 9042 2293