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ACS (Alma Common Software) operating a set of robotic telescopes
Author(s): C. Westhues; M. Ramolla; R. Lemke; M. Haas; H. Drass; R. Chini
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Paper Abstract

We use the ALMA Common Software (ACS) to establish a unified middleware for robotic observations with the 40cm Optical, 80cm Infrared and 1.5m Hexapod telescopes located at OCA (Observatorio Cerro Armazones) and the ESO 1-m located at La Silla. ACS permits to hide from the observer the technical specifications, like mount-type or camera-model. Furthermore ACS provides a uniform interface to the different telescopes, allowing us to run the same planning program for each telescope. Observations are carried out for long-term monitoring campaigns to study the variability of stars and AGN. We present here the specific implementation to the different telescopes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 July 2014
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9152, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy III, 915210 (18 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2054758
Show Author Affiliations
C. Westhues, Ruhr-Univ. Bochum (Germany)
M. Ramolla, Ruhr-Univ. Bochum (Germany)
R. Lemke, Ruhr-Univ. Bochum (Germany)
M. Haas, Ruhr-Univ. Bochum (Germany)
H. Drass, Ruhr-Univ. Bochum (Germany)
R. Chini, Ruhr-Univ. Bochum (Germany)
Univ. Católica del Norte (Chile)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9152:
Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy III
Gianluca Chiozzi; Nicole M. Radziwill, Editor(s)

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