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Observation scheduling scheme for the Subaru telescope
Author(s): Toshiyuki Sasaki; George Kosugi; Jun A. Kawai; Toyoaki Kusumoto; Norikazu Koura; Robert Hawkins; Laurence Kramer; Anthony P. Krueger; Glenn E. Miller
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Paper Abstract

Optimization of observation sequences is a function necessary to get high efficiency and reliability of observations. We are now implementing scheduling software into the observation software system for Subaru telescope. The scheduling engine, SPIKE, developed at STScI is used with some modification for the Subaru telescope. An observation target list prepared by observers is converted to SPIKE Lisp codes. SPIKE output is inversely converted to Subaru commands to be executed with the observation software system. Real-time scheduling is planned to re-schedule observations by judging the weather and satisfaction conditions with the help of observation history. The scheduling software can be also used as support tools for observers to indicate an object good for the next observation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 June 2000
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4009, Advanced Telescope and Instrumentation Control Software, (16 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.388405
Show Author Affiliations
Toshiyuki Sasaki, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (United States)
George Kosugi, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (United States)
Jun A. Kawai, Fujitsu America Inc. (United States)
Toyoaki Kusumoto, Fujitsu America Inc. (United States)
Norikazu Koura, Fujitsu America Inc. (United States)
Robert Hawkins, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Laurence Kramer, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Anthony P. Krueger, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Glenn E. Miller, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)


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

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