Chris Hetlage

Control and monitor your roll-off-roof observatory from any location with m1 OASYS ($1,895).

A do-it-yourself kit for any model of roll-off roof, m1 OASYS works in sync with most remote-imaging software on the market today using ASCOM-compliant drivers. It can be controlled locally or remotely with your cell phone or any Internet connection using Java applications. The system also includes a world-class home-security system that monitors up to 16 different windows, doors, or other areas for motion, fire, or other trouble. The m1 OASYS system can alert you of events via phone, text message, or e-mail.

Contact: Scott Horstman, Backyard Observatories, 8411 Rodgers Rd., Lodi, OH 44254; 330-667-3214;'s New Product Showcase is a reader service featuring innovative equipment and software of interest to amateur astronomers. The descriptions are based largely on information supplied by the manufacturers or distributors. Sky & Telescope assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of vendors statements. For further information contact the manufacturer or distributor. Announcements should be sent to [email protected]. Not all announcements will be listed.


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