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A standard python environment for software applications at the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT)
Author(s): Nicole M. Radziwill; Amy L. Shelton
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Paper Abstract

Since 2003, the monitor and control software systems for the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT) have been substantially redesigned to make the telescope easier to use. The result is the release of the Astronomer's Integrated Desktop (Astrid), an observation management platform used to create and submit scheduling blocks, monitor their progress on the telescope, and provide a real time, quick look data display. Using Astrid, the astronomer launches one application and has access to all of the software, documentation, and feedback facilities that are required to conduct an interactive observing session. These systems together provide a common look and feel for GBT software applications, enable offline observation preparation, and facilitate dynamic scheduling and remote observing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 June 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6274, Advanced Software and Control for Astronomy, 627405 (27 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.670476
Show Author Affiliations
Nicole M. Radziwill, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Amy L. Shelton, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6274:
Advanced Software and Control for Astronomy
Hilton Lewis; Alan Bridger, Editor(s)

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