Moon tracking / goto mount

Hello I want to make a antenna witch always point at the moon (if you want to know why i will be happy to tell, but for now I will leave it) So a bit like a "GOTO telescope mount" - So it have to track the moon when it apperes first in the evening and then when the moon disappear under the horizon it will go back at wait for the moon to appearer again

So if anyone have an idea to; how to make a program that calculates the position of the moon, i would love to hear it :D

(btw sorry for my english)

januszzz: So if anyone have an idea to; how to make a program that calculates the position of the moon, i would love to hear it

Stellarium. Free software with telescope control. Leo..

This book tells you all the equations you need and how to put them together. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Practical-Astronomy-Calculator-Peter-Duffett-Smith/dp/0521356997

There is a newer edition here:- https://archive.org/details/Practical_Astronomy_with_your_Calculator_or_Spreadsheet_4th_edition_by_Peter_Duf

if you want to know why i will be happy to tell, but for now I will leave it)

Ham radio moon bounce?

Thanks for the books it made my day :D its almost like Ham radio moon bounce, but i want to bounce a picture on the moon

but i want to bounce a picture on the moon

Slow scan? The power budget for fast scan is well outside the license limits for a ham license. That is unless you can borrow Jodrell bank. :slight_smile:

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