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Old 15-10-2018, 08:39 PM
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Peter Ward
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On the imaging side of the fence SBIG offered self guiding, filter wheel and
camera control a generation ago (circa 1990's)

Sure they did not take telescope pointing and plate-solving on-board but various degrees of integration have been around for a while.....

TheSkyX (likely in its 20th generation by now..) finds, compensates for errors and tracks objects sublimely (including those in low earth orbit)

Things I'd like to see in the future: emCCDs with deformable AO for much less than the cost of a nice Benz.
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