is Lunatico's original astronomical 
controller family for focusers, rotators, filter wheels, mirror fans and other low power devices (*)

is the second version of Seletek

is the Seletek designed for remote control

(*)  Seletek original is discountined.

The ARMADILLO includes:

  • Automated focuser
  • Instrument rotator
  • Automated cooling fan control
  • Independent control of any controller pin, manual or automated (depending on temperature delta), useful not only for fan control but also for dew heater bands or other devices.
  • Filter wheel control (stepper based, not USB filter wheels!)
  • Any two (three in the case of the Platypus) functions at the same time
  • A bombproof usb connection,
  • Accurate temperature sensor
  • Extra internal isolation for more security.

The focuser, rotator and filter wheel software are ASCOM compliant

And, also Linux / INDIlib driver for the focuser!

And the PLATYPUS...

All the features of the Seletek Armadillo plus network connection (ethernet) and a third peripheral port.

It is the best controller to automate your observatory, 
managing up to 3 devices: focusers, camera rotators, filter wheels, up to 3 at the same time.

The Platypus can be accessed by local network and USB, with concurrent connections: one computer via network and other via local USB, a few of them via network...

Things you can do with your armadillo or platypus:

  • main telescope and guider scope focuser control 
  • focuser plus mirror fan control
  • rotator and focuser control
  • power on / off remotely a laser pointer, mirror fans, plus focuser control
  • ... devote any of the 2 ports for any purpose - make that 3 for the Platypus (focuser + fans + rotator...)

Technical specifications

CPUAtmel AT91SAM7X256
Atmel AT91SAM7X256
Inputs4 analog-digital inputs
6 analog-digital inputs + 5 digital inputs
Outputs8 power digital outputs (up to 1A/port), 4 in each port 
Optional 2A/port upgrade
12 power digital outputs (up to 1A/port), 4 in each port
Optional 2A/port upgrade
10 bit (0-1024)
10 bit (0-1024)
Temperature sensor
Internal and optional external
Internal and optional external
PC connection
USB onlyUSB and Ethernet (internet)
145 * 96 * 45 mm (incl. DB9 connectors)
185 * 124 * 60 mm (incl. DB9 connectors)
OSs supported
Any current Windows version (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 (32 or 64 bits)
Any current Windows version (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 (32 or 64 bits)
Power supply
-12 to 24 V dc (depending on the motor used), typically 12 V dc
-Standard 5.2 jack power connector
-12 to 24 V dc (depending on the motor used), typically 12 V dc- Standard 5.2 jack power connector