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Pointing a solar telescope
Author(s): Patrick Wallace
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Paper Abstract

As far as pointing is concerned, a solar telescope is merely an ordinary astronomical telescope but with enhancements for observing solar and coronal features. The paper discusses the additional coordinate systems that need to be supported, shows how to generate the required solar ephemerides (both orbital and physical), and sets out a suitable application programming interface for the telescope control system to use when making solar observations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 July 2016
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI, 990655 (27 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2231282
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Patrick Wallace, STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9906:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI
Helen J. Hall; Roberto Gilmozzi; Heather K. Marshall, Editor(s)

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