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Remote observing capability with Subaru Telescope
Author(s): George Kosugi; Toshiyuki Sasaki; Masafumi Yagi; Ryusuke Ogasawara; Yoshihiko Mizumoto; Junichi Noumaru; Jun A. Kawai; Norikazu Koura; Toyoaki Kusumoto; Tadahiro Yamamoto; Noboru Watanabe; Kentaro Ukawa
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Paper Abstract

We've implemented remote observing function to Subaru telescope Observation Software system (SOSs). Subaru telescope has three observing-sites, i.e., a telescope local-site and two remote observing-sites, Hilo base facility in Hawaii and Mitaka NAOJ headquarter in Japan. Our remote observing system is designed to allow operations not only from one of three observing-sites, but also from more than two sites concurrently or simultaneously. Considering allowance for delay in observing operations and a bandwidth of the network between the telescope-site and the remote observing-sites, three types of interfaces (protocols) have been implemented. In the remote observing mode, we use socket interface for the command and the status communication, vnc for ready-made applications and pop-up windows, and ftp for the actual data transfer. All images taken at the telescope-site are transferred to both of two remote observing-sites immediately after the acquisition to enable the observers' evaluation of the data. We present the current status of remote observations with Subaru telescope.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 2004
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5496, Advanced Software, Control, and Communication Systems for Astronomy, (15 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.552257
Show Author Affiliations
George Kosugi, Subaru Telescope/NAOJ (United States)
Toshiyuki Sasaki, Subaru Telescope/NAOJ (United States)
Masafumi Yagi, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan)
Ryusuke Ogasawara, Subaru Telescope/NAOJ (United States)
Yoshihiko Mizumoto, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan)
Junichi Noumaru, Subaru Telescope/NAOJ (United States)
Jun A. Kawai, Fujitsu America Inc. (United States)
Norikazu Koura, Fujitsu America Inc. (United States)
Toyoaki Kusumoto, Fujitsu America Inc. (United States)
Tadahiro Yamamoto, Fujitsu America Inc. (United States)
Noboru Watanabe, Fujitsu America Inc. (United States)
Kentaro Ukawa, Fujitsu America Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5496:
Advanced Software, Control, and Communication Systems for Astronomy
Hilton Lewis; Gianni Raffi, Editor(s)

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