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Pointing control software for the submillimeter array antennas
Author(s): Nimesh A. Patel
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Paper Abstract

We present the current status of the antenna control software for the Submillimeter array. This software is responsible for pointing and tracking astronomical sources and four antenna pointing calibration. We describe the various stages of the calculations, starting with source- lookup from catalogs and resulting in antenna coordinates commanded to the servo computers. We also present some preliminary results on the pointing calibration of the antenna mounts using an optical guide-scope.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 June 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4009, Advanced Telescope and Instrumentation Control Software, (16 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.388423
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Nimesh A. Patel, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)


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

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