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Instrumentation control and data-acquisition software for the William Herschel Telescope
Author(s): Lewis R. Jones
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Paper Abstract

Modern telescopes of the 4m class, such as the William Herschel Telescope, provide astronomers with a rich set of complex instrumentation. The elements of instruments such as those which one might find on the WilT need careful integration and control, using highly software-oriented systems. This approach leads naturally to the concept of common-user observing systems which rely on a well-defined hardware and software infrastructure to provide the user with an easily used tool.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1235, Instrumentation in Astronomy VII, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19102
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Lewis R. Jones, Royal Greenwich Observatory (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1235:
Instrumentation in Astronomy VII
David L. Crawford, Editor(s)

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