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VLT astronomical site monitor: control, automation, and data flow
Author(s): Stefan Sandrock; Rodrigo Amestica; Philippe Duhoux; Julio Navarrete; Marc S. Sarazin
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Paper Abstract

As major observatories are planning automatic and optimized scheduling of large astronomical facilities, reliable and accurate monitoring of observing conditions is a pre- requisite. For this purpose, the concept of Astronomical Site Monitor has been developed for the VLT as an integrated sub-system of the observatory.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 June 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4009, Advanced Telescope and Instrumentation Control Software, (16 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.388404
Show Author Affiliations
Stefan Sandrock, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Rodrigo Amestica, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Philippe Duhoux, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Julio Navarrete, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Marc S. Sarazin, European Southern Observatory (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4009:
Advanced Telescope and Instrumentation Control Software
Hilton Lewis, Editor(s)

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