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LCOGT sites and site operations
Author(s): John J. Martinez; Timothy M. Brown; Patrick Conway; Mark Elphick; Michael Falarski; Eric Hawkins; Wayne Rosing; John Shobbrook
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Paper Abstract

LCOGT is currently building and deploying a world-wide network of at least twelve 1-meter and twenty-four 0.4-meter telescopes to as many as 4 sites in the Southern hemisphere (Chile, South Africa, Eastern Australia) and 4 in the Northern hemisphere (Hawaii, West Texas, Canary Islands). Our deployment and operations model emphasizes modularity and interchangeability of major components, maintenance and troubleshooting personnel who are local to the site, and autonomy of operation. We plan to ship, install, and spare large units (in many cases entire telescopes), with minimal assembly on site.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 July 2010
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7737, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems III, 77370O (30 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857799
Show Author Affiliations
John J. Martinez, Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network (United States)
Timothy M. Brown, Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network (United States)
Patrick Conway, Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network (United States)
Mark Elphick, Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network (United States)
Michael Falarski, Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network (United States)
Eric Hawkins, Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network (United States)
Wayne Rosing, Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network (United States)
John Shobbrook, Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network (United States)


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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