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All sky monitoring network with amateur telescopes
Author(s): Zhonghua Fang; Chun Xu
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Paper Abstract

We describe here a multiband all sky monitoring system under construction using amateur resources. The system consists of a data management center and a network of telescopes. The total number of telescopes in this network can be huge and all the telescopes are not affected by their local weather or their operability so this network is capable of monitoring the whole night sky simultaneously in many different bands. The telescopes in the network can be operated on an individual basis or on a coordinated mode. The data taken by the telescopes in the network are sent to the data management center via internet where calibration, data fusion, data analysis are performed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 2012
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 8448, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems IV, 84480H (13 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.925676
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Zhonghua Fang, Shanghai Zhenheng Electro-Optical Systems Co., Ltd. (China)
Chun Xu, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8448:
Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems IV
Alison B. Peck; Robert L. Seaman; Fernando Comeron, Editor(s)

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