Telescope Control  (1995)
Mark Trueblood and Russell Merle Genet 
Available from:
           Wilmann-Bell, Inc.,
           PO Box 35025, Richmond

“Microcomputer control” is now the only way to control telescopes using a computer.  This book fills the gap in the books that are available on using personal computers in astronomical applications.  It is primarily concerned with how to connect a non-standard computer peripheral device (a telescope) to a computer and how to program the computer to perform time-critical computations.  This is only one example of the more general problem of real-time control, so if viewed in the larger context, this book should find an audience among those interested in any real-time control application, such as robotics.