GSoC 2019 Idea: Start Pointer with Speech Input
Star Pointer and Optimizations to Go-To Telescopes
Aim To obtain (RA,DEC) coordinates of a heavenly body from the VizieR Catalog using Astroquery of Astropy with Python. Convert these coordinates to cartesian form and a 2 servo setup points to the heavenly body(only for prototyping, real telescopes to be used later). All this will be done in an RPi or arduino+PC.
Student's Contact Info
- Astropy and Astroquery
- NLP for Speech Processing
- Raspberry Pi for Prototyping
- Arduino and Arduino IDE
Expected results The user speaks the name of the Heavenly object, and the Star Pointing device points to it.
Potential mentor(s) : ~