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Portable telescope control system project
Author(s): Jeremy A. Bailey; Richard M. Prestage
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Paper Abstract

The portable telescope control system (PTCS) project is a collaboration between the Anglo-Australian Observatory and the Joint Astronomy Centre, Hawaii. The project aims to develop telescope control software in a form which is portable between a wide range of computer systems, and which can easily be adapted to different telescopes. PTCS uses the DRAMA software environment which provides a high degree of operating system independence. The PTCS design is based on tested algorithms used in existing successful telescope control systems. The initial version of PTCS is now being interfaced to an EPICS based drive servo system for use with the James Clerk Maxwell sub-millimeter telescope on Mauna Kea.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 September 1997
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3112, Telescope Control Systems II, (18 September 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.278818
Show Author Affiliations
Jeremy A. Bailey, Anglo-Australian Observatory (Australia)
Richard M. Prestage, Joint Astronomy Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3112:
Telescope Control Systems II
Hilton Lewis, Editor(s)

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