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Another look at web-enabled instrument monitoring and control
Author(s): W. T. S. Deich; Steven L. Allen
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Paper Abstract

Web-enabled user interfaces for the control and monitoring of instruments and telescopes have a checkered history. However, the remarkable interactive speed and quality of Google Maps and Google Suggests have led us, like others, to take another look at implementing services over the Web. The so-called AJAX mechanism enables simple, lightweight, efficient, and responsive interfaces in nearly any modern Web browser. We discuss methods, security, and other implementation issues for sample interfaces that include telescope monitoring, instrument control, and weather station information.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 June 2006
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6274, Advanced Software and Control for Astronomy, 62741W (27 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.672098
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W. T. S. Deich, UCO/Lick Observatory, Univ. of California/Santa Cruz (United States)
Steven L. Allen, UCO/Lick Observatory, Univ. of California/Santa Cruz (United States)

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

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