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Wendelstein Observatory control software
Author(s): Jan M. Snigula; Claus Gössl; Mihael Kodric; Arno Riffeser; Michael Wegner; Jörg Schlichter
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Paper Abstract

LMU Munchen operates an astrophysical observatory on Mt. Wendelstein1. The 2m Fraunhofer telescope2, 3 is equipped with a 0.5 x 0.5 square degree field-of-view wide field camera4 and a 3 channel optical/NIR camera5, 6. Two fiber coupled spectrographs7-9 and a wavefront sensor will be added in the near future. The observatory hosts a multitude of supporting hardware, i.e. allsky cameras, webcams, meteostation, air conditioning etc. All scientific hardware can be controlled through a single, central "Master Control Program" (MCP). At the last SPIE astronomy venue we presented the overall Wendelstein Observatory software concept10. Here we explain concept and implementation of the MCP as a multi-threaded Python daemon in the area of conflict between debuggability and Don't Repeat Yourself (DRY).

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 July 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9913, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy IV, 99132G (26 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2231399
Show Author Affiliations
Jan M. Snigula, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Claus Gössl, Univ.-Sternwarte München (Germany)
Mihael Kodric, Univ.-Sternwarte München (Germany)
Arno Riffeser, Univ.-Sternwarte München (Germany)
Michael Wegner, Univ.-Sternwarte München (Germany)
Jörg Schlichter, Univ.-Sternwarte München (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9913:
Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy IV
Gianluca Chiozzi; Juan C. Guzman, Editor(s)

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