RTS2 is project to create an open source environment for control of a fully autonomous observatory. It is running about dozen fully autonomous observatories. Its modular design allow easily addition of new devices (to already huge supported HW list).


  • plug&play device support
  • integrated observatory management
  • weather reporting system
  • automagicall device synchronization
  • JSON interface for all devices and subsystems
  • target database
  • (meta-)queues and merit function scheduling

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Robotics, Astronomy, SCADA

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User Interface

X Window System (X11), Console/Terminal, GTK+, Curses/Ncurses

Programming Language

Python, C++, C

Database Environment

PostgreSQL (pgsql)