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ASCOM based research on the universal control protocol of telescope
Author(s): Peng Wu; Chuanxin Luo
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Paper Abstract

Remote control for the telescope can greatly reduce personnel requirements for observation and improve the quality of observation. It is important for astronomical observations. ASCOM provide a driver-client layer to separate astronomy device-specifics from the application software that uses those devices in the same time make sure that the drivers are usable from all programming languages. By building the server, client and drivers based on the ASCOM standard protocol to remote control the telescope. The software use Microsoft COM component programming model. Its API consists of a set of standard properties and methods , as defined in the relevant ASCOM interface specification and permit compatibility with all Windows languages. Applications control the operation of the equipment via ASCOM to invoke device driver. Using ASCOM common protocols will greatly improve the scalability and compatibility of system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 August 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9283, 7th International Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technologies: Design, Manufacturing, and Testing of Micro- and Nano-Optical Devices and Systems, 92830Q (21 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2068291
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Peng Wu, Institute of Optics and Electronics (China)
Univ. of Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
Chuanxin Luo, Institute of Optics and Electronics (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9283:
7th International Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technologies: Design, Manufacturing, and Testing of Micro- and Nano-Optical Devices and Systems
Tianchun Ye; A. G. Poleshchuk; Song Hu, Editor(s)

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