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Queue observing at the Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic 1.6-m telescope
Author(s): Étienne Artigau; Robert Lamontagne; René Doyon; Lison Malo
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Paper Abstract

Queue planning of observation and service observing are generally seen as specific to large, world-class, astronomical observatories that draw proposal from a large community. One of the common grievance, justified or not, against queue planning and service observing is the fear of training a generation of astronomers without hands-on observing experience. At the Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic (OMM) 1.6-m telescope, we are developing a student-run service observing program. Queue planning and service observing are used as training tools to expose students to a variety of scientific project and instruments beyond what they would normally use for their own research project. The queue mode at the OMM specifically targets relatively shallow observations that can be completed in less than a few hours and are too short to justify a multi-night classical observing run.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 July 2010
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7737, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems III, 77371O (30 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856473
Show Author Affiliations
Étienne Artigau, Univ. de Montréal (Canada)
Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic (Canada)
Robert Lamontagne, Univ. de Montréal (Canada)
Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic (Canada)
René Doyon, Univ. de Montréal (Canada)
Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic (Canada)
Lison Malo, Univ. de Montréal (Canada)
Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7737:
Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems III
David R. Silva; Alison B. Peck; B. Thomas Soifer, Editor(s)

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