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Proceedings of SPIE Volume 4844

Observatory Operations to Optimize Scientific Return III
Editor(s): Peter J. Quinn
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Volume Details

Volume Number: 4844
Date Published: 2 January 2002
Softcover: 59 papers (560) pages
ISBN: 9780819446237

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VLT end-to-end science operations: the first three years
Author(s): Peter J. Quinn; Fernando Comeron; Roberto Gilmozzi; Gautier Mathys; Michele Peron; Benoit Pirenne; David R. Silva
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Subaru telescope: "open use"
Author(s): Junichi Noumaru
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Hubble's second decade of observing moves to larger programs
Author(s): Denise C. Taylor; David R. Soderblom
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Paranal science operations: running the four 8m unit telescopes of ESO's VLT
Author(s): Gautier Mathys; Roberto Gilmozzi; Norma Hurtado; Andreas Kaufer; Chris Lidman; Jose Parra
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Instrumentation activities at Paranal Observatory
Author(s): Jean-Gabriel Cuby; Pablo Barriga; Remi Cabanac; Roberto Castillo; Isabelle Gavignaud; Gordon Gillet; Nicholas Haddad; Mario Kiekebusch; Massimiliano Marchesi; Pedro Mardones; Miguel Riquelme; Pascal Robert; Sylvain Rondi
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APO 3.5-meter remote observing program--2002 and beyond
Author(s): Bruce Gillespie
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Maximizing scientific return at Calar Alto Observatory
Author(s): Roland Gredel
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Dust pollution monitoring at the TNG telescope
Author(s): Ignazio Porceddu; Valentina Zitelli; Franco Buffa; Andrea Ghedina
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Observing operations of the sloan digital sky survey telescopes
Author(s): Daniel C. Long
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Queued service observing project at CFHT
Author(s): Pierre Martin; Renaud Savalle; Tom Vermeulen; Joshua N. Shapiro
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Lessons learned from three years of queue-based flexible observing on the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope
Author(s): Ian Robson
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Service mode scheduling at the ESO very large telescope
Author(s): David R. Silva
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Seeing statistics at the upgraded 3.8m UK Infrared Telescope (UKIRT)
Author(s): Marc S. Seigar; Andrew J. Adamson; Nicholas P. Rees; Timothy G. Hawarden; Malcolm J. Currie; Timothy C. Chuter
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NOAO observing proposal processing system
Author(s): David J. Bell; David Gasson; Mia Hartman
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Metrics for Hubble Space Telescope science operations
Author(s): Rodger E. Doxsey; Ron Downes; Matt Lallo; Merle Reinhart
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Twelve years of planning and scheduling the Hubble Space Telescope: process improvements and the related observing efficiency gains
Author(s): David S. Adler; David K. Taylor; Alan P. Patterson
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Telescope performance metrics
Author(s): R. Gordon Talbot; Chris R. Benn; Rene G. M. Rutten
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Sloan Digital Sky Survey observing time tracking and efficiency measurement
Author(s): Eric H. Neilsen; Richard G. Kron; William N. Boroski
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Quality control of the ESO-VLT instruments
Author(s): Reinhard W. Hanuschik; Wolfgang Hummel; Paola Sartoretti; David R. Silva
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Subaru quality control trinity progress report
Author(s): George Kosugi; Yoshihiko Mizumoto; Toshiyuki Sasaki; Ryusuke Ogasawara; Masafumi Yagi; Tadafumi Takata
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Quality control of VLT-UVES data
Author(s): Reinhard W. Hanuschik; Andreas Kaufer; Andrea Modigliani; Sandro D'Odorico; Hans Dekker
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Observatory verification: principles and lessons learned in commissioning the Hubble Observatory following shuttle servicing
Author(s): Carl Biagetti
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Hubble Space Telescope on-line telemetry archive for monitoring science instruments
Author(s): Manfred P. Miebach
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Quality control of VLT ISAAC data
Author(s): Wolfgang Hummel; Christopher Lidman; Nicolas Devillard; Yves Jung; Rachael Johnson; Vanessa Doublier
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Keck Interferometer: from development phase to facility class instrument
Author(s): Michael A. Hrynevych; John Gathright; Mark R. Swain; Peter L. Wizinowich
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Operational experience with the Navy Prototype Optical Interferometer (NPOI)
Author(s): Nathaniel M. White; David Mozurkewich; Donald J. Hutter; James A. Benson; Christian A. Hummel; James H. Clark
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Multi-mission operations with the Interferometry Science Center
Author(s): Andrew F. Boden; Rachel L. Akeson; Navid Dehghani; Jeff Jones; Kalyani Rengarajain; Anneila I. Sargent; Quentin Sun
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Enhanced science capability on the International Space Station
Author(s): Ronald R. Felice; Mike Kienlen
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Contrast in low-cost operational concepts for orbiting satellites
Author(s): Keith D. Walyus; James Reis; Arthur J. Bradley
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Hubble Space Telescope on-line operations coordination
Author(s): David E. Lychenheim; Joyce Pepe; Debra Knapp
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Optimizing the efficiency of command load inspection for the Advanced CCD Imaging Spectrometer (ACIS) on the Chandra X-ray Telescope
Author(s): Joseph M. DePasquale; Shanil N. Virani; Paul P. Plucinsky
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Monitoring the health and safety of the ACIS instrument on board the Chandra X-ray Observatory
Author(s): Shanil N. Virani; Peter G. Ford; Joseph M. DePasquale; Paul P. Plucinsky
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Chandra monitoring, trending, and response
Author(s): Brad D. Spitzbart; Scott J. Wolk; Takashi Isobe
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Chandra data archive operations
Author(s): Arnold H. Rots; Sherry L. Winkelman; Stephane Paltani; Edward E. DeLuca
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Operation planning for the large-aperture Synoptic Survey Telescope
Author(s): Abhijit Saha; Chris Smith; Todd A. Boroson
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Peta byte data hierarchy supporting real-time feedback to the observation by Subaru Telescope: STN-II
Author(s): Ryusuke Ogasawara; George Kosugi; Tadafumi Takata; Yoshihiko Mizumoto; Naoki Yasuda; Masafumi Yagi; Kenji Kawarai; Atsushi Kawai
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NOAO data products program
Author(s): Richard A. Shaw; Todd A. Boroson; R. Chris Smith
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Evolution of science data processing for the Hubble Space Telescope: a user's perspective
Author(s): Mark Kochte; John Scott; Sidney Parsons; Deborah Kenny; Elizabeth Giovane
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Tracking the processing status of Chandra observations
Author(s): Sherry L. Winkelman; Arnold Rots; Edward E. DeLuca; Stephane Paltani; Diane Hall
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Evolution and adaptation of the VLT data flow system
Author(s): Jens Knudstrup; Karim Haggouchi; Michele Peron; Peter J. Quinn; Pascal Ballester; Klaus Banse; Tim Canavan; Alberto Maurizio Chavan; Nicolas Devillard; Dario Dorigo; Carlos Guirao; Carlo Izzo; Yves Jung; Nick Kornweibel; Cynthia Mavros; Gerhard Mekiffer; Andrea Modigliani; Ralf Palsa; Francesco Ricciardi; Cyrus Sabet; Fabio Sogni; Jakob Vinther; Andreas J. Wicenec; Bruce Wiseman; Stefano Zampieri
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Design decisions for data management with the LSST
Author(s): Andrew Connolly; Todd A. Boroson
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Design for a phase 0 network
Author(s): Kim K. Gillies; Shane Walker
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Distributed data archive systems for Subaru Telescope
Author(s): Tadafumi Takata; Masafumi Yagi; Naoki Yasuda; Ryusuke Ogasawara
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Numerical weather forecast at Mauna Kea Astronomical Observatory by Subaru telescope supercomputer
Author(s): Ryusuke Ogasawara; Akihiko Miyashita; George Kosugi; Tadafumi Takata; Kazuhiro Sekiguchi; Steven Businger; Tiziana Cherubini; Sean Daida; Robert A. McLaren; Doug Simons; Kenji Kawarai; Atsushi Kawai
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CFHT's SkyProbe: a real-time sky-transparency monitor
Author(s): Jean-Charles Cuillandre; Eugene A. Magnier; Sidik Isani; Daniel Sabin; Wiley Knight; Simon Kras; Kamson Lai
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High-volume synchronized data collection
Author(s): Terry S. Duncan; Joshua K. Voas; Robert J. Eager; Regina C. Hearn; Michael J. Johnston; Scott C. Newey; Michael S. Sichler; John L. Wynia
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Science goal driven observing: a step towards maximizing science returns and spacecraft autonomy
Author(s): Anuradha Koratkar; Sandy Grosvenor; Jeremy E. Jones; Nargess Memarsadeghi; Karl R. Wolf
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Versatile scheduler for automatic telescopes
Author(s): Sabine Moisan; Michel Boer; Carole Thiebaut; Fabian Tricoire; Monique Thonnat
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Automation of coordinated planning between observatories: the Visual Observation Layout Tool (VOLT)
Author(s): Lori Maks; Anuradha Koratkar; Uri Kerbel; Vincent Pell
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APT: the phase I tool for HST cycle 12
Author(s): Brett S. Blacker; Maria Bertch; Gary Curtis; Robert E. Douglas; Anthony P. Krueger
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ASPRO: a software to prepare observations with optical interferometers
Author(s): Gilles Duvert; Philippe Berio; Fabien Malbet
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VLT Interferometer Data Flow System: from observation preparation to data processing
Author(s): Pascal Ballester; Alberto Maurizio Chavan; Andreas Glindemann; Carlos Guirao; Walter Jaffe; Pierre Kervella; Michele Peron; Benoit Pirenne; Peter J. Quinn; Andrea Richichi; Cyrus Sabet; Markus Scholler; Andreas J. Wicenec; Rainer Wilhelm; Bruce Wiseman; Markus Wittkowski; Stefano Zampieri
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Preliminary design and implementation for HSOS data archive system
Author(s): Ganghua Lin
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Automatic data reduction in support of the FLAMES-UVES VLT facility
Author(s): Giacomo Mulas; Andrea Modigliani; Ignazio Porceddu; Francesco Damiani
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Sharing code and support between heterogeneous telescopes: the UKIRT and JCMT joint software projects
Author(s): Frossie Economou; Tim Jenness; Nicholas P. Rees
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HST peer review, where we've been, where we are now and possibly where the future lies
Author(s): Brett S. Blacker; Duccio Macchetto; Georges Meylan; Letizia Stanghellini; Roeland P. van der Marel
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Elixir: how to handle 2 trillion pixels
Author(s): Eugene A. Magnier; Jean-Charles Cuillandre
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Feedback loops from the Hubble Space Telescope data processing system
Author(s): Dorothy A. Fraquelli; Richard Arquilla; Tracy Ellis; Forrest C. Hamilton; Albert Holm; Mark Kochte
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Ground systems: maximize science downlink to reduce costs
Author(s): Jonathan Gal-Edd; Curtis Fatig; Jane Steck; Robert Zepp
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