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Proceedings of SPIE Volume 3112

Telescope Control Systems II
Editor(s): Hilton Lewis
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Volume Details

Volume Number: 3112
Date Published: 18 September 1997
Softcover: 36 papers (360) pages
ISBN: 9780819425348

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Progress on the UKIRT upgrades program
Author(s): Nicholas P. Rees; Stefan Hippler
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NTT project: a field test of the VLT software and hardware
Author(s): Anders Wallander; Jason Spyromilio
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Preparation for VLT software commissioning at Paranal
Author(s): Eric Allaert; Gianni Raffi
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Selection of a tape encoding system for the main axis of the Gemini telescopes
Author(s): John D. Wilkes; Martin Fisher
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Tests of incremental rotary encoders
Author(s): Lloyd B. Robinson; Robert I. Kibrick; David J. Cowley; Jack Osborne
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Testing, debugging, and development environment of the Subaru Observation Software System
Author(s): Junichi Noumaru; Yoshihiko Mizumoto; Toshiyuki Sasaki; George Kosugi; Jun A. Kawai; Yasuhiro Morita; Itsushi Akiyama; Yasutoshi Kusama; Shigeaki Imai
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VLT data flow system: the NTT prototype experience
Author(s): Michele Peron; Miguel A. Albrecht; Pascal Ballester; Klaus Banse; Alberto Maurizio Chavan; Preben Grosbol; Peter J. Quinn; David R. Silva
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Route-finding algorithm for the optimal control of telescope slews
Author(s): Richard M. Prestage; Firmin J. Oliveira; Jeremy A. Bailey; Per Friberg; Sidney Kenderdine
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BIMA data archive: the architecture and implementation of a real-time telescope archiving system
Author(s): Raymond L. Plante; Richard M. Crutcher
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Remote observing with the Keck Telescopes
Author(s): Albert Conrad; John Gathright; Robert I. Kibrick
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Remote phasing of the Multiple-Mirror Telescope with far-field optimization
Author(s): Naresh C. Mehta; Clinton W. Allen
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Portable telescope control system project
Author(s): Jeremy A. Bailey; Richard M. Prestage
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Large Binocular Telescope: the control system of the position actuator of the 8.4-m borosilicate honeycomb primary mirrors
Author(s): Luciano Miglietta; Valdemaro Biliotti; Claudio Braccesi; Vito Pante
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Integration tests of the VLT telescope control system
Author(s): Gianluca Chiozzi; Krister Wirenstrand; Martin Ravensbergen; Bruno Gilli
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User interface for the control of the Gemini Telescopes
Author(s): Steven S. Smith; Kim K. Gillies
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Chopping secondary mirror control systems for the W. M. Keck Telescopes
Author(s): William Lupton
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Position control for active secondary mirror of a two-mirror telescope
Author(s): Claudio Pernechele; Fabio Bortoletto; Klaus Reif
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Control of the Gemini Cassegrain rotator
Author(s): David L. Terrett
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User interface and control software for the HIRES image rotator on Keck-1
Author(s): Robert I. Kibrick; Albert Conrad; John Gathright; Dean Tucker
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Michelle Edict midinfrared control and data acquisition system for use on UKIRT and Gemini
Author(s): Joel Sylvester; Alan Bridger; David Alan Pickup
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Control software and scheduling of the Liverpool Robotic Telescope
Author(s): Iain A. Steele; D. Carter
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Execution of queue-scheduled observations with the Gemini 8-m telescopes
Author(s): Phil J. Puxley
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Science planning for the Gemini 8-m telescopes
Author(s): Stephen Wampler; Kim K. Gillies; Phil J. Puxley; Shane Walker
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Communications challenge for the Gemini 8-m telescopes
Author(s): James R. Wright
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Control system of the FOCAS instrument for the Subaru Telescope
Author(s): Toshiyuki Sasaki; Michitoshi Yoshida; Yasuhiro Shimizu; George Kosugi; Nobunari Kashikawa; Yasushi Yadoumaru; Tadafumi Takata; Masanori Iye
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NASA IRTF tip-tilt secondary system
Author(s): Steven S. Smith; Peter M. Onaka
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Subaru observation control system
Author(s): George Kosugi; Toshiyuki Sasaki; Tsutomu Aoki; Jun A. Kawai; Norikazu Koura; Toyoaki Kusumoto
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Possible control and testing of concave telescope mirrors
Author(s): Gennadi M. Popov
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UKIRT fast guide system improvements
Author(s): Al Balius; Nicholas P. Rees
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Gemini mount control system: description and progress
Author(s): John D. Wilkes; Christopher J. Carter; Andy Foster; Martin Fisher
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Data quality assessment database and a World Wide Web interface for the Hubble Space Telescope
Author(s): Calvin Tullos; Colin R. Cox
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Robust guide-star tracking algorithm proposed for Gravity Probe-B relativity mission
Author(s): Dz-Hung Gwo
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Remote observing with the Keck Telescope from California using NASA's ACTS satellite
Author(s): Patrick L. Shopbell; Judith G. Cohen; Larry A. Bergman
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Galileo high-resolution encoder system
Author(s): Dario Mancini; Enrico Cascone; Pietro Schipani
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Neural variable structure controller for telescope pointing and tracking improvement
Author(s): Dario Mancini; Massimo Brescia; Enrico Cascone; Pietro Schipani
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Galileo Telescope model identification
Author(s): Enrico Cascone; Dario Mancini; Pietro Schipani
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