Foster Systems


CALL US (888) 547-9903 USA - Now in our 14th year!

With hope and expectation, we are now re-opening. It has been a very long journey for everyone in the country, but it seems now there is a way forward. Our suppliers are also awakening, so we are taking tentative steps ourselves.

We are now taking orders again.

Please understand that as we re-open our 14th year in business, we will experience some delays, since our suppliers are starting up as well.

Stanley Ralph, GM

HELPING YOU ACHIEVE MORE. Foster Systems, LLC offers expertly-manufactured products to individuals, educational institutions, dealers and wholesalers worldwide.

Chances are that you are able to use your observatory only a few nights a month. Work, school, and other activities intervene. That means often, the best nights are overtaken by other responsibilities. If you take simple steps, your observatory can be utilized whenever weather or moon permits!

When you automate your observatory, even if partially at first, you can use your telescope even remotely at great distances. And with the right software, such as ACP Expert, this changes everything. Never miss a clear night again.

Our heritage is one of innovation, offering products that astronomers need. At Foster Systems, we're astronomers who have designed the AstroMC line of observatory automation equipment and software. All our products are engineered for the specific needs of your automation project.

Now in our 13th year, the company has been known for superior product quality. And at affordable pricing, making observatory ASCOM compliant automation available to everyone. We’re proud to continue with those same values and mission today.

Whether it's one of our roof controllers, dome controllers or our line of add-ons such as the AstroAlert weather monitor, our AtPark Monitor integration system, or our ScopeShutter aperture cover, the AstroMC product family makes life easy for the serious observer.

Automation of your Roof/Dome allows autonomous operation, allowing your obaservatory to become up to 90% utilized so that you can concentrate on the images and science. In the end, your observatory is a complex tool. Making that tool more automatic gives you time to pursue this exciting science.

AstroMC... Elegant Automation for Serious Astronomers
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Roof Control
4 different styles of roll off, Hub, S/W

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AstroHaven ASCOM Driver
Special! NEAF/NEAIC discount

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Magnetic Switch
Waterproof proximity switch

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Lever Arm Switch
Mechanical switch

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Magnetic Switch
Commercial Grade switch

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AtPark Monitor
Longer range unit for larger observatories

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ScopeShutter Plus
Actuator plus controller

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Graph your weather conditions over time