Automatic telescope

  • US 20040233521A1
  • Filed: 05/14/2003
  • Published: 11/25/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/14/2003
  • Status: Abandoned Application
First Claim
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1. An automatic telescope operable to determine an orientation, the telescope comprising:

  • a vision device operable to sense bright stars;

    a base operable to support the vision device;

    a cradle attached to the base and operable to movably support the vision device with respect to the base;

    a drive mechanism operable to move the cradle with respect to the base; and

    a processor operable to control the drive mechanism in order to determine the orientation of the vision device using a vision signal from the vision device.

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