During the 1990s, the Mt. Wilson Observatory's 100 inch Hooker telescope was
updated with modern control mechanisms. These included telescope axis optical encoders, RA and Dec servo drive
motors, and servo motor controllers. Several of the original telescope
control mechanisms dating from the early 20th century, such as solenoids, DC
motors and transmissions, have been retained and are integrated into the modern control system.
Riptide Realtime developed all control system software, which included the
following tasks and responsibilities:
The 100 inch Hooker Telescope