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Observatory software for the Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer
Author(s): Tom Vermeulen; Sidik Isani; Kanoa Withington; Kevin Ho; Kei Szeto; Rick Murowinski
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Paper Abstract

The Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope is currently in the conceptual design phase to redevelop its facility into the new Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer (MSE). MSE is designed to be the largest non-ELT optical/NIR astronomical telescope, and will be a fully dedicated facility for multi-object spectroscopy over a broad range of spectral resolutions. This paper outlines the software and control architecture envisioned for the new facility. The architecture will be designed around much of the existing software infrastructure currently used at CFHT as well as the latest proven opensource software. CFHT plans to minimize risk and development time by leveraging existing technology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 July 2016
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9913, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy IV, 99134N (26 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2234297
Show Author Affiliations
Tom Vermeulen, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States)
Sidik Isani, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States)
Kanoa Withington, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States)
Kevin Ho, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States)
Kei Szeto, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States)
Rick Murowinski, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States)


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

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