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Design of low cost and reliable instrumentation for robotic telescopes
Author(s): Christopher J. Mottram; Iain A. Steele; Lusia Morales
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we discuss the requirements for producing instrumentation suitable for robotic use, on a fully automated telescope. The design compromises and simplifications needed to produce instruments that can be left unattended for long periods of operation are investigated. We describe how we structure the control system to provide fail-safe operation of the instruments.

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Date Published: 30 September 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5492, Ground-based Instrumentation for Astronomy, (30 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.551337
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Christopher J. Mottram, Liverpool John Moores Univ. (United Kingdom)
Iain A. Steele, Liverpool John Moores Univ. (United Kingdom)
Lusia Morales, Southampton Univ. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5492:
Ground-based Instrumentation for Astronomy
Alan F. M. Moorwood; Masanori Iye, Editor(s)

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