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Remote control for the OAN 1-m telescope at Tonantzintla, Puebla
Author(s): Abel Bernal; Beatriz Sanchez; Arturo I. Iriarte Valverde
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Paper Abstract

The Observatorio Astronomico Nacional, located at Tonantzintla, Puebla, Mexico, has a 1 m equatorial mount telescope of excellent quality. In order to increase its potential for research, teaching and outreach programs, the Astronomy Institute has generated a project for the remote operation of the telescope and acquisition of astronomical data from the university site in Mexico City. The telescope has computerized control, whose programs are recently optimized for remote control handling. The dome was optoelectronic codified in order to have its movements coordinated with the telescope. The Ethernet type fiber optics network is the communication channel for the remote control of the telescope. This will allow to carry out a significant number of projects for the acquisition and processing of astronomical data. The status of the 1 m telescope remote control system is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 May 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3351, Telescope Control Systems III, (26 May 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.308822
Show Author Affiliations
Abel Bernal, Instituto de Astronomia/Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico)
Beatriz Sanchez, Instituto de Astronomia/Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico)
Arturo I. Iriarte Valverde, Instituto de Astronomia/Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3351:
Telescope Control Systems III
Hilton Lewis, Editor(s)

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