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Proceedings of SPIE Volume 7019

Advanced Software and Control for Astronomy II
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Volume Number: 7019
Date Published: 11 August 2008
Softcover: 111 papers (1158) pages
ISBN: 9780819472298

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Front Matter: Volume 7019
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The ALMA computing project: initial commissioning
Author(s): B. E. Glendenning; G. Raffi
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Software for the EVLA: current status
Author(s): Bryan J. Butler; David Harland; Brian Truitt; James Rochford; Stephan Witz
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Software in the CARMA heterogeneous millimeter-wave array
Author(s): Stephen L. Scott
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A dual-consumer design for the Atacama Large Millimeter Array control subsystem
Author(s): Ralph Marson; Jeffrey Kern; Allen Farris; Rafael Hiriart
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Design and field performance of the KVN main axis control system
Author(s): David R. Smith; Kamal Souccar; Jeff Kendall
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Magdalena Ridge Observatory Interferometer: the control system of the unit telescopes
Author(s): Chris Mayer; Marion Fisher; Alan Greer; James Parkhurst; Philip Taylor
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Concise telescope pointing algorithm using IAU 2000 precepts
Author(s): Patrick T. Wallace
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A polynomial-based trajectory generator for improved telescope control
Author(s): David R. Smith; Kamal Souccar
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The software for MAGIQ: a new acquisition, guiding, and image quality monitoring system at the W. M. Keck Observatory
Author(s): Shui Hung Kwok; Jimmy Johnson; Sean M. Adkins; Kevin McCann
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Instrument control tool kit for the Subaru Telescope laser guide star adaptive optics system
Author(s): Matthew Dinkins
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PCR: a PC-based wave front reconstructor for MMT-AO
Author(s): Vidhya Vaitheeswaran; Phil Hinz; Guido Brusa; Doug Miller; Thomas Stalcup
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The LBT-AdOpt arbitrator: coordinating many loosely coupled processes
Author(s): Luca Fini; Fabio Tosetti; Lorenzo Busoni; Alfio Puglisi; Marco Xompero
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Applications of high-rate data logging to telescope system development and operations
Author(s): Christopher J. Carter; Mathew J. Rippa
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Inspector: the GTC graphical user interface
Author(s): R. Macías; J. M. Filgueira
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The GTC primary mirror control system
Author(s): B. Lefort; J. Castro
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The GTC main axes servos and control system
Author(s): M. Suárez; J. Rosich; J. Ortega; A. Pazos
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Wind Evaluation Breadboard electronics and software
Author(s): Miguel Núñez; Marcos Reyes; Teodora Viera; Pablo Zuluaga
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The STELLA robotic observatory: first two years of high-resolution spectroscopy
Author(s): Michael Weber; Thomas Granzer; Klaus G. Strassmeier; Manfred Woche
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Observation scheduling simulation framework: design and first results
Author(s): Stephen N. Fraser; Iain A. Steele
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The SALT observation control system
Author(s): Janus Brink; Anne Charles; Christian Hettlage; Tim-Oliver Husser; Anthony Koeslag; Encarni Romero-Colmenero
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A framework for the Subaru Telescope observation control system based on the command design pattern
Author(s): Eric Jeschke; Bruce Bon; Takeshi Inagaki; Sam Streeper
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The ALMA/EVLA project data model: steps toward a common project description for astronomy
Author(s): Alan Bridger; Bryan Butler
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ALMA Observing Tool
Author(s): Alan Bridger; David Clarke; Nuria P. F. Lorente; Hiroshi Yatagai; Marcus Schilling; Leonardo Testi; Rein H. Warmels
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Automatic validation of science programs in the Gemini Observing Tool
Author(s): Arturo Núñez; Shane Walker
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KARMA: the observation preparation tool for KMOS
Author(s): Michael Wegner; Bernard Muschielok
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A lightweight fault-tolerant middleware for a Subaru Telescope second generation observation control system
Author(s): Eric Jeschke; Bruce Bon; Takeshi Inagaki; Sam Streeper
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The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope middleware messaging system
Author(s): German Schumacher; Francisco Delgado
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The ALMA common software: dispatch from the trenches
Author(s): J. Schwarz; H. Sommer; B. Jeram; M. Sekoranja; G. Chiozzi; A. Grimstrup; A. Caproni; C. Paredes; E. Allaert; S. Harrington; S. Turolla; R. Cirami
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Thirty Meter Telescope: observatory software requirements, architecture, and preliminary implementation strategies
Author(s): David R. Silva; George Angeli; Corinne Boyer; Mark Sirota; Thang Trinh
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Enabling technologies and constraints for software sharing in large astronomy projects
Author(s): Gianluca Chiozzi; Alan Bridger; Kim Gillies; Bret Goodrich; Jimmy Johnson; Kevin McCann; German Schumacher; Stephen Wampler
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A new approach for instrument software at Gemini
Author(s): Kim Gillies; Arturo Nunez; Jennifer Dunn
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Gemini Planet Imager autonomous software
Author(s): Jennifer Dunn; Robert Wooff; Malcolm Smith; Dan Kerley; Dave Palmer; Steve Jones; Jason Weiss; John Angione; James R. Graham
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The read-out and control system of the DES camera (SISPI)
Author(s): K. Honscheid; T. Abbott; J. Annis; E. Buckley-Geer; F. Castander; J. Eiting; M. Gladders; M. Haney; I. Karliner; D. Kau; K. Kuehn; S. Kuhlmann; T. Qian; M. Selen; J. Thaler; D. Tucker; A. Zhao
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The NEWFIRM observing software: from design to implementation
Author(s): P. N. Daly; N. C. Buchholz; M. J. Fitzpatrick; D. Mills; F. G. Valdes; N. Zarate; R. Swaters; R. G. Probst; M. Dickinson
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PyDevCom: a generic device communications application
Author(s): Stewart A. McLay
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UDP: an integral management system of embedded scripts implemented into the IMaX instrument of the Sunrise mission
Author(s): Rafael Morales Muñoz; Pablo Mellado; José Marco de la Rosa
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The software development process at the Chandra X-ray Center
Author(s): Janet D. Evans; Ian N. Evans; Giuseppina Fabbiano
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High performance astronomical data communications in the LSST data management system
Author(s): Jeff Kantor; Ron Lambert; Chip Cox; Deborah Levine; Chris Smith; Arun Jagatheeson; Chris Cribbs
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Data Vault: providing simple web access to NRAO data archives
Author(s): Ron DuPlain; John Benson; Eric Sessoms
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CADOR and TAROT: a virtual observatory
Author(s): Myrtille Bourez-Laas; Frédéric Vachier; Alain Klotz; Yassine Damerdji; Michel Boër
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HERSCHEL/PACS on-board reduction flight software
Author(s): Roland Ottensamer; Franz Kerschbaum
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Toward a graphical user interface for the SPIRE spectrometer pipeline
Author(s): C. Ordenovic; C. Surace; J.P. Baluteau; D. Benielli; P. Davis; T. Fulton
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Launching GUPPI: the Green Bank Ultimate Pulsar Processing Instrument
Author(s): Ron DuPlain; Scott Ransom; Paul Demorest; Patrick Brandt; John Ford; Amy L. Shelton
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KISIP: a software package for speckle interferometry of adaptive optics corrected solar data
Author(s): Friedrich Wöger; Oskar von der Lühe
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CRBLASTER: a fast parallel-processing program for cosmic ray rejection
Author(s): Kenneth J. Mighell
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Design and implementation of a service-oriented driver architecture for LINC-NIRVANA
Author(s): Frank Kittmann; Florian Briegel; Lars Mohr; Sebastian Egner; Wolfgang Gaessler; Juergen Berwein; Alexey Pavlov; Clemens Storz
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Installation and first light of the BOOTES-IR near-IR camera
Author(s): R. Cunniffe; A. J. Castro-Tirado; P. Kubánek; M. Jelínek; S. Vítek; J. Gorosabel; A. de Ugarte Postigo; A. Riva; F. Zerbi; A. Claret; C. Sánchez-Fernández
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FPGA based control system for space instrumentation
Author(s): Anna M. Di Giorgio; Pasquale Cerulli Irelli; Francesco Nuzzolo; Renato Orfei; Luigi Spinoglio; Giovanni S. Liu; Paolo Saraceno
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LBTI software architecture
Author(s): Vidhya Vaitheeswaran; Phil Hinz; Joseph Kraus; Andrew Breuninger
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A first-generation software product line for data acquisition systems in astronomy
Author(s): J. C. López-Ruiz; Rubén Heradio; José Antonio Cerrada Somolinos; José Ramón Coz Fernandez; Pablo López Ramos
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ESPRESSO control software and electronics
Author(s): P. Di Marcantonio; P. Santin; I. Coretti; R. Cirami; M. Comari
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The WIYN ODI instrument software architecture
Author(s): Andrey K. Yeatts; Daniel Harbeck; John Cavin; Eugene McDougall
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Design and realization of the control system for the three-channel birefringent filter
Author(s): Dan Zhu
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Design and realization of the real-time spectrograph controller for LAMOST based on FPGA
Author(s): Jianing Wang; Liyan Wu; Yizhong Zeng; Songxin Dai; Zhongwen Hu; Yongtian Zhu; Lei Wang; Zhen Wu; Yi Chen
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Software structure for Vega/Chara instrument
Author(s): J.-M. Clausse
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The software upgrade of NICS
Author(s): Emanuel Rossetti; Vincenzo Guido; Ernesto Oliva
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The GIANO control software system
Author(s): Emanuel Rossetti; Ernesto Oliva; Livia Origlia
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An SOA developer framework for astronomical instrument control software
Author(s): Juergen Berwein; Florian Briegel; Wolfgang Gaessler; Frank Kittmann; Alexey Pavlov
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A component based astronomical visualization tool for instrument control
Author(s): Florian Briegel; Jürgen Berwein; Frank Kittmann; Alexey Pavlov
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A very sensitive all-sky CCD camera for continuous recording of the night sky
Author(s): Alberto J. Castro-Tirado; Martin Jelínek; Stanislav Vítek; Petr Kubánek; Josep M. Trigo-Rodríguez; Antonio de Ugarte Postigo; Tomas J. Mateo Sanguino; Igor Gomboš
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JMaCS: a Java monitoring and control system
Author(s): Rob Dickens
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Workstation software framework
Author(s): L. Andolfato; R. Karban
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Architectural design of the control software for the SPHERE Planet Finder VLT instrument
Author(s): A. Baruffolo; P. Bruno; S. Cétre; D. Fantinel; E. Fedrigo; L. Gluck; M. Kiekebusch; B. Salasnich; P. Steiner; G. Zins
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Distributed modeling and control of a segmented mirror surface
Author(s): Dan A. Kerley; Edward J. Park; Jennifer Dunn
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The Large Binocular Telescope azimuth and elevation encoder system
Author(s): David S. Ashby; Tom Sargent; Dan Cox; Jerry Rosato; Joar G. Brynnel
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The Gemini secondary mirror tip/tilt system: past, present, and future
Author(s): Christopher J. Carter; Mathew J. Rippa; Roberto Rojas; Michael P. Sheehan
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Research and realization of message bus architecture for LAMOST control system
Author(s): Lingzhe Xu
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Implementation of advanced modified PCF in large telescope control system
Author(s): Xiaoying Shuai; Zhenchao Zhang; Yongtian Zhu
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Research and implementation of a large telescope control system based on wireless smart sensors
Author(s): Xiaoying Shuai; Zhenchao Zhang; Changzhi Ren; Yongtian Zhu
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The study on servo-control system in the large aperture telescope
Author(s): Wei Hu; Zhenchao Zhang; Daxing Wang
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VST telescope primary mirror active optics actuators firmware implementation
Author(s): C. Molfese; P. Schipani; L. Marty
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VST primary mirror active optics electronics
Author(s): C. Molfese; P. Schipani; M. Capaccioli; G. Sedmak; S. D'Orsi
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A type of displacement actuator applied on LAMOST
Author(s): Yajun Zhang; Yongjun Qi
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The micro-displacement worktable control system of mirror detection
Author(s): Yu Ye; Zhenchao Zhang; Aihua Li
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Pre-research on arithmetic for facing control of segmented-mirror in LAMOST
Author(s): Hanjie Miao; Yongjun Qi
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Servo control system for friction drive with ultra-low speed and high accuracy
Author(s): Shihai Yang; Zhenchao Zhang
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Modern computer control for Lick Observatory telescopes
Author(s): John Gates; William T. S. Deich; Anthony Misch; Robert I. Kibrick
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Gemini all-sky camera for laser guide star operation
Author(s): Matthieu Bec; Francois J. Rigaut; Gelys Trancho; Maxime Boccas; Fabian Collao; Felipe Daruich; Céline d'Orgeville; Manuel Lazo; Diego Maltes; Gabriel Perez; Vicente Vergara; Tomislav Vucina; Michael P. Sheehan
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Improved guiding accuracy through slit viewer of Subaru Telescope
Author(s): Akihiro Iseki; Daigo Tomono; Akito Tajitsu; Noboru Itoh; Sachiko Miki
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Oeil 1.0 visual control system for the pointing and tracking of ground-based telescopes
Author(s): Julián Rodríguez Ferreira; Ángela Gélvez Espinel; Arturo Plata Gómez; Jorge Mejía Cabeza
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An amateur telescope control system: toward a generic telescope control model
Author(s): Rodrigo J. Tobar; Horst H. von Brand; Mauricio A. Araya; Joao S. López
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A nonlinear disturbance-decoupled elevation axis controller for the Multiple Mirror Telescope
Author(s): Dusty Clark; Tom Trebisky; Keith Powell
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OAdM robotic observatory: solutions for an unattended small-class observatory
Author(s): J. Colomé; I. Ribas; D. Fernández; X. Francisco; J. Isern; X. Palau; J. Torra
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Systems and control software for the Atacama Cosmology Telescope
Author(s): E. R. Switzer; C. Allen; M. Amiri; J. W. Appel; E. S. Battistelli; B. Burger; J. A. Chervenak; A. J. Dahlen; S. Das; M. J. Devlin; S. R. Dicker; W. B. Doriese; R. Dünner; T. Essinger-Hileman; X. Gao; M. Halpern; M. Hasselfield; G. C. Hilton; A. D. Hincks; K. D. Irwin; S. Knotek; R. P. Fisher; J. W. Fowler; N. Jarosik; M. Kaul; J. Klein; J. M. Lau; M. Limon; R. H. Lupton; T. A. Marriage; K. L. Martocci; S. H. Moseley; C. B. Netterfield; M. D. Niemack; M. R. Nolta; L. Page; L. P. Parker; B. A. Reid; C. D. Reintsema; A. J. Sederberg; J. L. Sievers; D. N. Spergel; S. T. Staggs; O. R. Stryzak; D. S. Swetz; R. J. Thornton; E. J. Wollack; Y. Zhao
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Achieving design reuse: a case study
Author(s): Peter J. Young; Jon J. Nielsen; William H. Roberts; Greg M. Wilson
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Gathering headers in a distributed environment
Author(s): Bret D. Goodrich; Steve B. Wampler; John R. Hubbard
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Observation process of LAMOST using observatory control system: testing for the command model and interface agent
Author(s): Shi Wei Sun; A-Li Luo
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Software design for the control system of small LAMOST
Author(s): Shihai Yang
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Optimizing real-time web-based user interfaces for observatories
Author(s): J. Duane Gibson; Timothy E. Pickering; Dallan Porter; Skip Schaller
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A common framework for the observation software of astronomical instruments at ESO
Author(s): Eszter Pozna; G. Zins; P. Santin; S. Beard
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Implementation of the software systems for the SkyMapper automated survey telescope
Author(s): A. Vaccarella; T. Preston; A. Czezowski; S. C. Keller; B. P. Schmidt; P. J. Young
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The RTS2 protocol
Author(s): Petr Kubánek; Martin Jelínek; John French; Michal Prouza; Stanislav Vítek; Alberto J. Castro-Tirado; Victor Reglero
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The control and data concept for the robotic solar telescope ChroTel
Author(s): C. Halbgewachs; Ch. Bethge; P. Caligari; D. Elmore; T. J. Kentischer; H. Peter; M. Sigwarth; W. Schmidt
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PLATO control and robotics
Author(s): Daniel M. Luong-Van; Michael C. B. Ashley; Jon R. Everett; Jon S. Lawrence; John W. V. Storey
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Controlling the Hamburg Robotic Telescope: a description of the software
Author(s): Jose N. González-Pérez; Alexander Hempelmann; Marco Mittag; Hans-Jürgen Hagen
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Virtualization as an alternative for astronomical software integration
Author(s): Luis A. Martínez; Abel Bernal; Fernando Garfias
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Software regression testing: practical experience at the ALMA test facility
Author(s): B. Lopez; R. Araya; N. Barriga; P. Burgos; S. Harrington; T. Juerges; J. Kern; J. Sepulveda; R. Soto; N. Troncoso; M. Zambrano
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A case of reliable remote functionality
Author(s): Ganghua Lin
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Storage options for petabytes of data
Author(s): Lisa Paton; Jonathan Cirtain; Paul Grant
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SPHERE baseline software for reducing calibration data
Author(s): Markus Feldt; Ole Möller-Nilsson; Alexey I. Pavlov; Jean-Luc Beuzit; David Mouillet; Raffaele Gratton; Maud Langlois; Franco Joos
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Automated HST/STIS reference file generation pipeline using OPUS
Author(s): Rosa I. Diaz; Michel Swam; Paul Goudfrooij
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Bayesian approach to estimation of the map of dark current in wavelet domain
Author(s): J. Švihlík; M. Řeřábek; P. Páta
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The lossy compression technique based on KLT
Author(s): P. Páta; M. Řeřábek
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An adaptive algorithm based on RBF for extracting the flux of fiber spectrum
Author(s): Hanqin Qin; Zhongfu Ye; A-li Luo; Haotong Zhang
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Automated stellar spectral analysis software for survey spectra
Author(s): A-Li Luo; Yue Wu; Jingkun Zhao; Gang Zhao
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EVALSO: enabling virtual access to Latin American southern observatories
Author(s): R. Cirami; I. Coretti; P. Di Marcantonio; M. Pucillo; P. Santin
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An automatic system for photometric redshift estimation based on sky survey data
Author(s): Dan Wang; Yan-xia Zhang; Yong-heng Zhao
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Knowledge discovery in astronomical data
Author(s): Yanxia Zhang; Hongwen Zheng; Yongheng Zhao
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SPHERE data reduction and handling system: overview, project status, and development
Author(s): Alexey Pavlov; Ole Möller-Nilsson; Markus Feldt; Thomas Henning; Jean-Luc Beuzit; David Mouillet
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Predicting photometric redshifts with polynomial regression
Author(s): Dan Wang; Yan-xia Zhang; Yong-heng Zhao
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The oversampling mode for CoRoT exo-field observations
Author(s): C. Surace; R. Alonso; P. Barge; R. Cautain; P. Y. Chabaud; M. Deleuil; T. Fenouillet; J. C. Meunier; C. Moutou
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