What kind of course is this project for?
You might be able to consider one of the programs designed to control telescopes. Some are commercial, some are free. Essentially you tell it what object to point at and it generates appropriate motor control signals.
Whether or not that's appropriate depends on what you're supposed to be learning. In general, telescope control is an "already solved problem" so using a packaged system won't teach you much about motor control, feedback, hysteresis, coordinate system translation, optical sensors, etc.