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Observatory Controllers (Seletek Platypus and Firefly) + Sensors Sold!

Price - $250.00

Ad Number: 140068

Posted: 16 Jun 2018

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Selling my excellent condition Seletek Platypus and Firefly controllers along with two magnetic sensors and one optical sensor. I used this to control my roll-off observatory remotely, and it functioned perfectly. For my specific setup, I used the magnetic sensors to verify roof open and closed positions, and I used the optical sensor to verify that the mount was parked. I also controlled my focusers, air conditioner, door motor and other accessories with it. It as ASCOM compliant, and functioned flawlessly with my Sequence Generator Pro and The Sky X software.


The Platypus has all the features of the Armadillo, managing up to 3 devices: focusers, camera rotators, filter wheels... up to 3 at the same time.
It can be accessed by local network and USB, and with concurrent connections: one or more computers via network and another via local USB.


Firefly is a Seletek add-on to allow the remote control of the observatory. Among its many functions, it allows you to:
switch on and off lights and equipment
open and close the observatory roof
control 8 relays (4 of them double NO/NC, and 4 NO)
monitor the AAG Cloudwatcher and check for safe or unsafe weather conditions
monitor, using magnet or mechanical sensors the mount's position, the status of the roof...

2 x Magnetic Sensors
1 x Optical Sensor
Serial Bridge Cable (Firefly to Platypus)
15ft Serial to PC Cable
Ground Plug

All software is free and available on the Lunatico Astronomia website.

Price is $250, and includes PayPal fees and US Shipping.


  • Condition Great
  • Location Albuquerque

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