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Laying the groundwork for the development of the data archive of the new robotic telescope
Author(s): Marco C. Lam; Bovornpratch Vijarnwannaluk; Pathompong Butpan; Christopher M. Copperwheat; Andrzej S. Piascik; Utane Sawangwit; Robert J. Smith; Iain A. Steele
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Paper Abstract

The Liverpool Telescope has been in fully autonomous operation since 2004. The supporting data archive facility has largely been untouched. The data provision service has not been an issue although some modernisation of the system is desirable. This project is timely. Not only does it suit the upgrade of the current LT data archive, it is in line with the design phase of the New Robotic Telescope which will be online in the early-2020s; and with the development of a new data archive facility for a range of telescopes at the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand. The Newton Fund enabled us to collaborate in designing a new versatile generic system that serves all purposes. In the end, we conclude that a single system would not meet the needs of all parties and only adopt similar front-ends while the back-ends are bespoke to our respective systems and data-flows.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 2018
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 10707, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy V, 1070721 (6 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2311883
Show Author Affiliations
Marco C. Lam, Astrophysics Research Institute (United Kingdom)
Bovornpratch Vijarnwannaluk, National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (Thailand)
Pathompong Butpan, National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (Thailand)
Christopher M. Copperwheat, Astrophysics Research Institute (United Kingdom)
Andrzej S. Piascik, Astrophysics Research Institute (United Kingdom)
Utane Sawangwit, National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (Thailand)
Robert J. Smith, Astrophysics Research Institute (United Kingdom)
Iain A. Steele, Astrophysics Research Institute (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10707:
Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy V
Juan C. Guzman; Jorge Ibsen, Editor(s)

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