I commonly work with arduino's and other microcontrollers and came up with a project idea that would use SDR (software defined radio) to get plane positions in the sky and use a computer controlled telescope in order to project the path of a plane and follow it with the telescope. The math and calculations I am confident I can do but I am new to telescopes and would like some recommendations on what I should be looking for to best accomplish my goal. I am guessing that I wouldnt need a full power telescope, but more of a "spotter" telescope? Are there ones out there that have fine motor control that can communicate with a computer in a more open fashion? I am guessing that i need something that I can tell it a specific angle to point (based on my GPS and the location of the plane). Would something like this work?
Any helpful tips or advice would be very appreciated!