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Remote observation and observation efficiency
Author(s): Junichi Noumaru; George Kosugi; Toshiyuki Sasaki; Tadafumi Takata; Ryusuke Ogasawara; Tomoko Fuselier; Tom Winegar
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Paper Abstract

More than three years have passed since Subaru Telescope started its Open Use operation. Currently, more than 60% of the total telescope time is spent for scientific observation. Firstly, we define an index to measure how the telescope is effectively used. By using the index, we review the use of the telescope since 2000. Remote observation and queue observation is a long-term goal of Subaru operation because they are believed to be more efficient way to use the telescope and available resource. Control and observation software has been designed and developed to achieve remote observation and queue observation. Currently, about 30% of the telescope time is used as remote observation. We will discuss how much remote observation has contributed to make the use of the telescope effective.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 September 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5493, Optimizing Scientific Return for Astronomy through Information Technologies, (16 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.552541
Show Author Affiliations
Junichi Noumaru, Subaru Telescope/National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (United States)
George Kosugi, Subaru Telescope/National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (United States)
Toshiyuki Sasaki, Subaru Telescope/National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (United States)
Tadafumi Takata, Subaru Telescope/National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (United States)
Ryusuke Ogasawara, Subaru Telescope/National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (United States)
Tomoko Fuselier, Subaru Telescope/National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (United States)
Tom Winegar, Subaru Telescope/National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5493:
Optimizing Scientific Return for Astronomy through Information Technologies
Peter J. Quinn; Alan Bridger, Editor(s)

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