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Remote observing for the Isaac Newton Group telescopes
Author(s): Lewis R. Jones
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Paper Abstract

The paper describes the communications infrastructure connecting the Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes at the Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory, La Palma to the Royal Greenwich Observatory, Cambridge. High-speed data access to La Palma has recently been improved by the installation of a 64 kilobit/s leased line which complements the academic network connections ordinarily available through SPAN and Internet. The cost of this connection is justified by improved day-to-day communication between users of the telescopes, administrative staff and their counterparts in the UK. The link is described in detail with reference to the cost-saving and technical benefits obtained. The link is planned to be available for astronomical use outside office hours, and related issues such as access to data for assessment, user confidence, analysis and archival, the control of telescopes and instruments, and the return of status to the user will be covered.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2199, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes V, (1 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176236
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Lewis R. Jones, Royal Greenwich Observatory (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2199:
Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes V
Larry M. Stepp, Editor(s)

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