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Proceedings of SPIE Volume 7016

Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems II
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Volume Number: 7016
Date Published: 24 July 2008
Softcover: 72 papers (722) pages
ISBN: 9780819472267

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Front Matter: Volume 7016
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W. M. Keck Observatory operations
Author(s): Hilton A. Lewis; Richard H. Matsuda
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AO operations at the W. M. Keck Observatory
Author(s): Randall D. Campbell; David Le Mignant; Marcos A. van Dam; Al Conrad; Kenny Grace; Marc Kassis; James E. Lyke; Hien Tran; Jason C. Y. Chin; Elizabeth Chock; Steven Doyle; Robert W. Goodrich; Erik M. Johansson; Tomas Krasuski; Christine Melcher; Douglas M. Summers; Roger C. Sumner; Peter L. Wizinowich
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La Silla Paranal Observatory operations
Author(s): A. Kaufer
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Maintenance management at La Silla Paranal Observatory
Author(s): Nelson Montano
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Overview of engineering activities at the SMA
Author(s): R. D. Christensen; D. Y. Kubo; Ramprasad Rao
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Magellan Telescopes operations 2008
Author(s): David J. Osip; Mark M. Phillips; Povilas Palunas; Frank Perez; M. Leroy
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Commissioning and early operations of the Large Binocular Telescope
Author(s): Richard F. Green; John M. Hill; James H. Slagle; Joar Brynnel; Norman J. Cushing; R. Mark Wagner; Marco Pedani; David Thompson
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Lessons learned from Sloan Digital Sky Survey operations
Author(s): S. J. Kleinman; J. E. Gunn; B. Boroski; D. Long; S. Snedden; A. Nitta; J. Krzesiński; M. Harvanek; E. Neilsen; B. Gillespie; J. C. Barentine; A. Uomoto; D. Tucker; D. York; S. Jester
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Spitzer Science operations: the good, the bad, and the ugly
Author(s): Deborah A. Levine
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Spitzer's model for dealing with the end of the cryogenic mission
Author(s): Suzanne R. Dodd; Lisa Storrie-Lombardi; Charles P. Scott
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James Webb Space Telescope: applying lessons learned to I&T
Author(s): Alan Johns; Bonita Seaton; Jonathan Gal-Edd; Ronald Jones; Curtis Fatig; Francis Wasiak
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Thirty Meter Telescope: current operations concepts and plans
Author(s): David R. Silva
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Running PILOT: operational challenges and plans for an Antarctic Observatory
Author(s): Andrew McGrath; Will Saunders; Peter Gillingham; David Ward; John Storey; Jon Lawrence; Roger Haynes
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Small IRAIT: telescope operations during the polar night
Author(s): R. Briguglio; G. Tosti; M. Busso; M. Bagaglia; G. Nucciarelli; A. Mancini; S. Castellini; K. G. Strassmeier; O. Straniero; L. Sabbatini
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The evolving role of a data centre in support of observatory operations and community needs
Author(s): Séverin Gaudet; Daniel Durand; David Schade
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The Dark Energy Survey data management system
Author(s): Joseph J. Mohr; Darren Adams; Wayne Barkhouse; Cristina Beldica; Emmanuel Bertin; Y. Dora Cai; Luiz A. Nicolaci da Costa; J. Anthony Darnell; Gregory E. Daues; Michael Jarvis; Michelle Gower; Huan Lin; Leandro Martelli; Eric Neilsen; Chow-Choong Ngeow; Ricardo L. C. Ogando; Alex Parga; Erin Sheldon; Douglas Tucker; Nikolay Kuropatkin; Chris Stoughton
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STARS 2.0: 2nd-generation open-source archiving and query software
Author(s): Tom Winegar
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Operating a petabyte class archive at ESO
Author(s): Dieter Suchar; John S. Lockhart; Andrew Burrows
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NRAO VLA archive survey
Author(s): Jared H. Crossley; Loránt O. Sjouwerman; Edward B. Fomalont; Nicole M. Radziwill
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How to handle calibration uncertainties in high-energy astrophysics
Author(s): Vinay L. Kashyap; Hyunsook Lee; Aneta Siemiginowska; Jonathan McDowell; Arnold Rots; Jeremy Drake; Pete Ratzlaff; Andreas Zezas; Rima Izem; Alanna Connors; David van Dyk; Taeyoung Park
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Scoring: a novel approach toward automated and reliable certification of pipeline products
Author(s): Reinhard W. Hanuschik; Mark Neeser; Wolfgang Hummel; Burkhard Wolff
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Detector monitoring as part of VLT science and data flow operations
Author(s): Wolfgang Hummel; Lander de Bilbao; Andrea Modigliani; Lars Lundin; Paola Amico; Pascal Ballester; Gaspare LoCurto; Leonardo Vanzi
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Solutions for quality control of multi-detector instruments and their application to CRIRES and VIMOS
Author(s): Burkhard Wolff; Reinhard W. Hanuschik; Wolfgang Hummel; Mark Neeser
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SkyProbeBV: dual-color absolute sky transparency monitor to optimize science operations
Author(s): Jean-Charles Cuillandre; Eugene Magnier; Dan Sabin; Billy Mahoney
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Gemini queue planning
Author(s): Bryan W. Miller; Robert Norris
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Rapid replacement of Spitzer Space Telescope sequences: targets of opportunity and anomalies
Author(s): Steven Tyler; JoAnn O'Linger; Susan Comeau; Lisa Garcia; William Mahoney; Douglas McElroy; David Mittman
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Chandra mission scheduling on-orbit experience
Author(s): Sabina Bucher; Brent Williams; Misty Pendexter; David Balke
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Operating a wide-area remote observing system for the W. M. Keck Observatory
Author(s): Gregory D. Wirth; Robert I. Kibrick; Robert W. Goodrich; James E. Lyke
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Users' feedback: What is "good enough"?
Author(s): Francesca Primas; Stéphane Marteau; Ferdinando Patat
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ESO's User Portal: lessons learned
Author(s): A. M. Chavan; L. E. Tacconi-Garman; M. Peron; F. Sogni; D. Dorigo; P. Nass; N. Fourniol; D. Sforna; K. Haggouchi; M. Dolensky
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European ALMA operations: the interaction with and support to the users
Author(s): Paola Andreani; Martin Zwaan
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End-to-end operations at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Author(s): Nicole M. Radziwill
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Subaru Telescope Network III (STN-III): more effective, more operation-oriented, and more inexpensive solutions for the observatory's needs
Author(s): Junichi Noumaru; Jun A. Kawai; Kiaina Schubert; Masafumi Yagi; Tadafumi Takata; Tom Winegar; Tim Scanlon; Takuhiro Nishida; Camron Fox; James Hayasaka; Jason Forester; Kenji Uchida; Isamu Nakamura; Richard Tom; Norikazu Koura; Tadahiro Yamamoto; Toshiya Tanoue; Toru Yamada
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Future perfect: optimal observing and data reduction strategies
Author(s): Matthew Horrobin
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Magdalena Ridge Observatory: the start-up of a new observatory
Author(s): Eric J. Bakker; David Westpfahl; Gary Loos
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Project tracking at the Submillimeter Array: from proposals to publication
Author(s): Charles Katz; Glen Petitpas; Mark Gurwell; Alison Peck; David Wilner
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Duty cycle metrics system for the W. M. Keck Observatory
Author(s): Robert W. Goodrich; Shui Hung Kwok
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The NASA/IPAC Infrared Science Archive (IRSA) as a resource in supporting observatory operations
Author(s): G. Bruce Berriman
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Maximizing scientific return for the Hubble Space Telescope in a post-SM4 world
Author(s): David S. Adler; William M. Workman
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Scientific productivity and impact of large telescopes
Author(s): Dennis R. Crabtree
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ESO scalable architecture for operational databases
Author(s): I. Vera; A. Dobrzycki; A. M. Chavan; P. Nass; J. S. Lockhart
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Advanced load-testing techniques for a science archive
Author(s): Mark Legassie; Lee Bennett; Susan Comeau; Suzanne Dodd
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James Webb Space Telescope: L2 communications for science data processing
Author(s): Alan Johns; Bonita Seaton; Jonathan Gal-Edd; Ronald Jones; Curtis Fatig; Francis Wasiak
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Design and realization of survey strategy system
Author(s): Hai-Long Yuan; Jian Ren; Jian Wang; Ge Jin; Hao-Tong Zhang
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Hyper Suprime-Cam: data analysis and management system
Author(s): Hisanori Furusawa; Manobu Tanaka; Yoshiji Yasu; Soh Y. Suzuki; Ryosuke Itoh; Nobuhiko Katayama; Yutaka Komiyama; Satoshi Miyazaki; Yousuke Utsumi; Tomohisa Uchida; Hiroaki Aihara; Naoki Yasuda
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Building up a database of spectro-photometric standard stars from the UV to the near-IR: a status report
Author(s): J. Vernet; F. Kerber; F. Saitta; V. Mainieri; S. D'Odorico; C. Lidman; E. Mason; R. C. Bohlin; T. Rauch; V. D. Ivanov; A. Smette; J. R. Walsh; R. A. E. Fosbury; P. Goldoni; P. Groot; F. Hammer; M. Horrobin; L. Kaper; P. Kjaergaard-Rasmussen; R. Pallavicini; F. Royer
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New measures in controlling quality of VLT VISIR
Author(s): Danuta Dobrzycka; Leonardo Vanzi; Lars Lundin; Hans Ulrich Kaeufl; Ralf Siebenmorgen
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Reduction of polarimetric data using Mueller calculus applied to Nasmyth instruments
Author(s): Franco Joos; Esther Buenzli; Hans Martin Schmid; Christian Thalmann
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Changing software philosophy for ACIS operations as Chandra ages
Author(s): Nancy R. Adams-Wolk; Paul P. Plucinsky; Joseph DePasquale
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Data taking in Virtual Control Room: the SNfactory example
Author(s): P. Antilogus; R. C. Thomas; G. Aldering; C. Aragon; Y. Copin; E. Gangler; E. Hornero; A. Pecontal; S. Poon; K. Runge; R. Scalzo; S. Bailey; C. Baltay; C. Buton; S. Bongard; M. Childress; S. Loken; P. Nugent; R. Pain; E. Pecontal; R. Pereira; S. Perlmutter; D. Rabinowitz; G. Rigaudier; G. Smadja; C. Tao; C. Wu
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Applications of the ESO metadata database
Author(s): Myha Vuong; Alexis Brion; Adam Dobrzycki; Jean-Christophe Malapert; Christophe Moins
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The WISE in-orbit calibration
Author(s): Beth Fabinsky; Ingolf Heinrichsen; Amy Mainzer; Peter Eisenhardt
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Planning and developing the Chandra Source Catalog
Author(s): Ian N. Evans; Janet D. Evans; Guiseppina Fabbiano; Kenny J. Glotfelty; Michael L. McCollough; Jonathan C. McDowell; Francis A. Primini; Arnold H. Rots
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Evaluating requirements on the Spitzer Mission operations system based on flight operations experience
Author(s): Marc A. Sarrel; Joseph C. Hunt
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The Gemini-South MCAO operational model: insights on a new era of telescope operation
Author(s): Gelys Trancho; Matthieu Bec; Etienne Artigau; Celine d'Orgeville; Damien Gratadour; Francois J. Rigaut; Brian Walls
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Service observing management at the APEX telescope
Author(s): Michael Dumke
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Operating the GONG worldwide network
Author(s): Patricia A. Eliason
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Improving the Wendelstein Observatory for a 2m-class telescope
Author(s): Ulrich Hopp; Ralf Bender; Claus Goessl; Wolfgang Mitsch; Heinz Barwig; Arno Riffeser; Florian Lang; Silona Wilke; Christoph Ries; Frank Grupp; Helena Relke
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Spitzer scheduling challenges: cold and warm
Author(s): William A. Mahoney; Susan Comeau; Lisa J. Garcia; Douglas B. McElroy; David S. Mittman; JoAnn C. O'Linger; Steven R. Tyler
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Observing distant solar system objects with James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)
Author(s): Vicki Balzano; John C. Isaacs; Edmund P. Nelan
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Observing conditions and mid-IR data quality
Author(s): Rachel Mason; Andre Wong; Tom Geballe; Kevin Volk; Tom Hayward; Matt Dillman; Scott Fisher; James Radomski
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Target of opportunity observing in queue mode at the Gemini North Observatory
Author(s): Katherine Roth; Paul Price; Kim Gillies; Bryan Miller; Shane Walker
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Analysis of local meteorological conditions in Macón using the MM5 modeling system
Author(s): Omar Cuevas; Arlette Chacón; Michel Cure
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Proposal review rankings: the influence of reviewer discussions on proposal selection
Author(s): Lisa J. Storrie-Lombardi; Nancy A. Silbermann; Luisa M. Rebull; Seppo Laine; Megan Crane
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The Spitzer Science Center: using metrics analysis to improve system stability
Author(s): Susan Comeau; Mark Legassie; Lee Bennett; Suzanne Dodd
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The system support associate model at Gemini Observatory
Author(s): Marie-Claire Hainaut; Dolores Coulson
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SPRITE: the Spitzer proposal review website
Author(s): Megan K. Crane; Lisa J. Storrie-Lombardi; Nancy A. Silbermann; Luisa M. Rebull
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MySQL/PHP web database applications for IPAC proposal submission
Author(s): Megan K. Crane; Lisa J. Storrie-Lombardi; Nancy A. Silbermann; Luisa M. Rebull
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Remote observing with the Nickel Telescope at Lick Observatory
Author(s): Bryant Grigsby; Konstantinos Chloros; John Gates; William T. S. Deich; Elinor Gates; Robert Kibrick
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A fast link with Paranal: new operational opportunities
Author(s): F. Comerón; G. Filippi; J. P. Emerson
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Meteorological study of Aklim site in Morocco
Author(s): Aziza Bounhir; Zouhair Benkhaldoun; Marc Sarazin
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High redshift galaxy surveys
Author(s): Masanori Iye
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