Design, Fabrication and Analysis of Automatic Telescopic Mount

Gaurav V. Bhawde, Akshay Kadam, David Lobo, Roshan Gawade, Shardul Mhatre
Volume 5: Issue 1, March 2018, pp 8-12


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Gaurav V. Bhawde1 
Corresponding Author
1Department of Mechanical Engineering, St. John College of Engineering and Management, Palghar, Maharashtra, India

Akshay Kadam, David Lobo, Roshan Gawade, Shardul Mhatre
2Department of Mechanical Engineering, St. John College of Engineering and Management, Palghar, Maharashtra, India


Research Article -- Peer Reviewed
Published online – 05 April 2018

Open Access article under Creative Commons License

Cite this article – Gaurav V. Bhawde, Akshay Kadam, David Lobo, Roshan Gawade, Shardul Mhatre, “Design, Fabrication and Analysis of Automatic Telescopic Mount”, International Journal of Analytical, Experimental and Finite Element Analysis, RAME Publishers, vol. 5, issue 1, pp. 8-12, March 2018.
https://doi.org/10.26706/IJAEFEA.1.5.20180306


Abstract:-
The major advantage of the project is the ease with which a celestial body may be tracked in the night sky. This gives us access to proper imaging and exploring new systems in the night sky. The telescope has an 8’ aperture .This is achieved by attachment of worm-worm gear arrangement mounted of the shafts of the RA and Dec axes of the telescopic mount. To this a controlling system using PLC programmed with PLC language is used which is controlled by using an HMI. The project aims to have high accuracy and precision in object tracking. A Nema 23 Stepper motor with a 4.25 reduction gearbox has been selected. This arrangement is controlled by a 24V SMPS and 48V DC power supply. The project is economically affordable thus making it more available to the local enthusiasts.
Index Terms:-
Equatorial Mount, RA and Dec axis, PLC, HMI, Nema 23 Motor, SMPS, gearbox, Celestial
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