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The NEWFIRM observing software: from design to implementation
Author(s): P. N. Daly; N. C. Buchholz; M. J. Fitzpatrick; D. Mills; F. G. Valdes; N. Zarate; R. Swaters; R. G. Probst; M. Dickinson
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Paper Abstract

NEWFIRM is the wide-field infra-red mosaic camera just delivered and commissioned on the Mayall 4-m telescope on Kitt Peak. As with other major instrumentation projects, the software was part of a design, development, implementation and delivery strategy. In this paper, we describe the final implementation of the NEWFIRM software from acquisition within a MONSOON controller environment, directed by the observation control system, to the quick-look functionality at the telescope and final delivery of standardized data products via the pipeline. NEWFIRM is, therefore, the culmination of several years of design and development effort on several fronts.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 2008
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 7019, Advanced Software and Control for Astronomy II, 701913 (14 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.789781
Show Author Affiliations
P. N. Daly, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
N. C. Buchholz, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
M. J. Fitzpatrick, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
D. Mills, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
F. G. Valdes, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
N. Zarate, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
R. Swaters, Univ. of Maryland, College Park (United States)
R. G. Probst, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
M. Dickinson, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7019:
Advanced Software and Control for Astronomy II
Alan Bridger; Nicole M. Radziwill, Editor(s)

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