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Design of observational and control system of imaging system of a 1.2-meter-aperture telescope
Author(s): Ming-hao Jia; Hong-fei Zhang; Ya-qi Chen; Jin-ting Chen; Guang-yu Zhang; Jie Chen; Feng-xin Jiang; Yi-ling Xu; Yi Feng; Zhen-feng Sheng; Chen-wei Yang; Liang Chang; Jian Wang
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Paper Abstract

The 1.2m Quantum Teleportation Telescope imaging system is a multi-band imaging system with dual channels called ‘red end’ and ‘blue end’. Each channel includes a CCD camera and a filter wheel system, and the blue end contains a focusing system. In order to improve the tracking accuracy, the guiding CCD is designed and deployed. The imaging system studies the mass of the black hole and the structure of AGN by observing the variation of AGN spectral line. In order to improve the observation efficiency, we design and implement a multi-level remote unattended observation and control system. The system adopts the framework of combining RTS2 and EPICS. EPICS is used to realize the individual control of each device. We defined status code and split device properties for debugging purpose or high-level invocating purpose. The EPICS Channel Access is integrated into the RTS2 software and a set of configurations in XML format is designed so that the RTS2 module can find the EPICS application. In the RTS2 layer, we developed a module for the coordinated control of the equipment. The module is responsible for sending instructions to the telescope and the guiding module according to the pre-defined list of observation plans, switching to the corresponding filter, and performing exposure operations. Finally, we developed web service and used web pages as user interface, which makes it convenient for users to control the telescope remotely and complete the observation task.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 July 2018
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10704, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems VII, 107040X (10 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2309917
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Ming-hao Jia, Univ. of Science and Technology of China (China)
Hong-fei Zhang, Univ. of Science and Technology of China (China)
Ya-qi Chen, Univ. of Science and Technology of China (China)
Jin-ting Chen, Univ. of Science and Technology of China (China)
Guang-yu Zhang, Univ. of Science and Technology of China (China)
Jie Chen, Univ. of Science and Technology of China (China)
Feng-xin Jiang, Univ. of Science and Technology of China (China)
Yi-ling Xu, Univ. of Science and Technology of China (China)
Yi Feng, Univ. of Science and Technology of China (China)
Zhen-feng Sheng, Univ. of Science and Technology of China (China)
Chen-wei Yang, Univ. of Science and Technology of China (China)
Liang Chang, Yunnan Observatories (China)
Jian Wang, Univ. of Science and Technology of China (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10704:
Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems VII
Alison B. Peck; Robert L. Seaman; Chris R. Benn, Editor(s)

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