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An amateur telescope control system: toward a generic telescope control model
Author(s): Rodrigo J. Tobar; Horst H. von Brand; Mauricio A. Araya; Joao S. López
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Paper Abstract

Control System for an Amateur Telescope (CSAT) is a distributed telescope control system model for amateur telescopes with transparent interchangeable components, built using the ALMA Common Software (ACS) framework. The CSAT project has been thought as the first step towards a generic telescope control model, which will consist on a generic control framework for any telescope mount. With the ACS Container/Component model, a completely different hardware can be supported by just re-implementing the low-level components for the new setup. This way, CSAT becomes a very good example of all the features that ACS provides for building a generic telescope control framework.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 July 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7019, Advanced Software and Control for Astronomy II, 70192I (19 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.790496
Show Author Affiliations
Rodrigo J. Tobar, Univ. Técnica Federico Santa María (Chile)
Horst H. von Brand, Univ. Técnica Federico Santa María (Chile)
Mauricio A. Araya, Univ. Técnica Federico Santa María (Chile)
Joao S. López, Univ. Técnica Federico Santa María (Chile)

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

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