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SABIO: new system for telescope full scheduling and queue operation to be implemented at the Observatorio de El Teide
Author(s): Francisco Garzon; Maite Rozas
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Paper Abstract

SABIO is currently at the beginning of the specification phase at the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC). This system is aimed at providing full control over the complete set of telescope operations, ranging from tools for proposals submission and data entry until the final scheduling during the observations. SABIO will also manage the link between the instrument and the telescope control system to perform the step-by-step observation commands selected between a list of available templates depending upon the observing mode. It is intended that on-line information about sky quality will be also provided to SABIO in real time, which will then be used to adapt the observing queue to the sky conditions. The project is splitted into several parts which will be developed wither in parallel or in sequence, depending on the available resources. It is planned that SABIO will initiate operation, in a preliminary beta version, by the end of 1999, starting at the 1.5m Telescopio Carlos Sanchez, at the Spanish Observatorio de El Teide, in the Canarian Island of Tenerife.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 July 1998
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3349, Observatory Operations to Optimize Scientific Return, (3 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.316502
Show Author Affiliations
Francisco Garzon, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Maite Rozas, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3349:
Observatory Operations to Optimize Scientific Return
Peter J. Quinn, Editor(s)

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