Contains core part of the RTS2 - RTS2 libraries, and drivers for basic devices.
karpov-sv and pkubanek 10micron mount improvements (#39)
* Some 10micron specific changes to LX200 driver, including proper stopping, detection of tracking/parked states etc. Also, some auxiliary commands for directly controlling the motion of telescope.

* Shutdown command ('shutdown') for 10micron mount. Should initiate shutting down onboard computer, which is necessary before turning off the mount proper.
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ChangeLog added catalogue server Jun 9, 2016
FAQ updated start/stop Aug 3, 2017
INSTALL Package name for postgresql server. Oct 5, 2016
INSTALL.alta fixed alta - uses Mar 16, 2011
INSTALL.andor preliminary Alt-Az support Aug 10, 2014
INSTALL.arc mention posibility to run ARC on Windows under CygWin Jun 1, 2011
INSTALL.comedi merged r5344 through r5558 from trunk Apr 11, 2009
INSTALL.fli fixed FLI SVN path Nov 28, 2013
INSTALL.gpib added INSTALL.gpib file Oct 22, 2011
INSTALL.miccd added INSTALL.miccd file Feb 2, 2011
INSTALL.paramount updated documentation Apr 11, 2010
INSTALL.sbig updated SBIG installation instructions Nov 12, 2015 fix request for README Jun 7, 2018
NEWS Merged trunk changes r4960:5144 into the REL_0_8_0 Oct 22, 2008
README.cygwin * merged with REL_0_7_3 Mar 8, 2008 added Czech README Jun 10, 2008
README.indi added description for network setup Feb 21, 2010 renamed README to Jun 7, 2018
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acinclude.m4 dynamic library version Sep 10, 2011 Support compilation of (most of) RTS2 on OSX. Also fix libwebsockets … Nov 30, 2017 properly split UCAC5 source and library Mar 19, 2018
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rts.dox Generic functions from camc moved to ../utils/devcli Apr 13, 2002 Use short form of '--no-clobber' argument which is also working on OSX Dec 1, 2017 use log file Mar 22, 2017
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RTS2 - Remote Telescope System, 2nd Version

RTS2 is software for a fully autonomous astronomical observatory. It takes care of details necessary for the observatory operation. It keeps care of closing it when bad weather arrives, opening when weather permits operation. One of its driving requirements was to provide a modular and flexible environment, able to control a lot of (quickly changing) devices.

RTS2 is split into two main components - the RTS2 library, released under LGPL, and RTS2 drivers, released under GPL. Pleasse see COPYING.LESSER and COPYING and header of source files for details.

RTS2 is not an interactive planetarium. RTS2 provides various interfaces which third parties can use to access system functionalities. Probably the best is JSON API. Stellarium has plugin to interact with RTS2 telescopes.

For further details, please visit:

For questions, comments, suggestions and problems, please send emails to petr (at) rts2 [dot] org or to the RTS2 developer list rts-2-devel (at) lists [dot] sourceforge [dot] net. Please be aware that support is first provided to parties sharing development and implementation costs.

How to install RTS2

The easiest way on Ubuntu/debian based distributions is to install RTS2 from packages. The packages are available from Launchpad.

If you want to install from the source code, please see the INSTALL file.