This thesis describes the control system developed to improve the efficiency
of star acquisition on a ground-based optical telescope. "Star Acquisition" refers to the
process of identifying the star of interest in a field of stars and centering it on the optical
axis of the telescope , as well as setting an autoguider detector on a suitable star so the
autoguider can improve the tracking performance of the telescope. Efficiency is improved
by making all functions remote controlled , so the astronomer does not have to move
between the control room and the telescope to operate the instrument.