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Proceedings of SPIE Volume 8448

Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems IV
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Volume Number: 8448
Date Published: 20 August 2012
Softcover: 71 papers (738) pages
ISBN: 9780819491497

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Front Matter: Volume 8448
Author(s): Proceedings of SPIE
ALMA: the first year of observations
Author(s): Andreas Lundgren; Lars-Ake Nyman; Masao Saito; Baltasar Vila Vilaro; Gautier Mathys; Paola Andreani; John Hibbard; Sachiko K. Okumura; Ken'ichi Tatematsu; Bill Dent; Mark G Rawlings; Eric Villard; Lewis Ball
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The building blocks for JWST I&T to operations - from simulator to flight units
Author(s): Francis Wasiak; William Ochs; Alan Johns; Bonita Seaton; Cynthia Adams; Curtis Fatig; Ronald Jones; Wallace Jackson
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Space-borne survey instrument operations: lessons learned and new concepts for the Euclid NISP instrument
Author(s): L. Valenziano; A. Gregorio; R. C. Butler; J. Amiaux; C. Bonoli; F. Bortoletto; C. Burigana; L. Corcione; A. Ealet; M. Frailis; K. Jahnke; S. Ligori; E. Maiorano; G. Morgante; L. Nicastro; F. Pasian; M. Riva; R. Scaramella; F. Schiavone; D. Tavagnacco; R. Toledo-Moreo; M. Trifoglio; A. Zacchei; F. M. Zerbi; T. Maciaszek
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Updating Chandra high-radiation safing in response to changing observatory conditions
Author(s): Michael Juda; Mark Baski; Chris Eagan; Jeff Holmes; Sabina Hurley; David Jones; Eric Martin; Harold Rice; Paul Viens; Brent Williams; Daniel Wong
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The slitmask alignment tool: robust, efficient, and astronomer-friendly software for aligning multi-object slitmasks
Author(s): Marc Kassis; Gregory D. Wirth; Andrew C. Phillips; Charles C. Steidel
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Operational concept of the VLT's adaptive optics facility and its instruments
Author(s): H. Kuntschner; P. Amico; J. Kolb; P. Y. Madec; R. Arsenault; M. Sarazin; D. Summers
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Improving the observing efficiency of SINFONI and KMOS at the VLT by factors of 2 to 4: sophisticated sky subtraction algorithms
Author(s): Niranjan A. Thatte; Nicholas Scott; Ryan Houghton; Dieter Nuernberger; Roberto N. Abuter; Mathias Tecza
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Optimisation of solar synoptic observations
Author(s): Miroslav Klvaňa; Michal Sobotka; Michal Švanda
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User-support models at the Isaac Newton Group of telescopes
Author(s): Chris Benn
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User support to Guoshoujing Telescope (LAMOST)
Author(s): Xiaoyan Chen; Ali Luo
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The role in the Virtual Astronomical Observatory in the era of massive data sets
Author(s): G. Bruce Berriman; Robert J. Hanisch; T. Joseph W. Lazio
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Running a distributed virtual observatory: U.S. Virtual Astronomical Observatory operations
Author(s): Thomas A. McGlynn; Robert J. Hanisch; G. Bruce Berriman; Aniruddha R. Thakar
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The Gran Telescopio Canarias and Calar Alto Virtual Observatory compliant archives
Author(s): Enrique Solano; Raúl Gutiérrez; José Manuel Alacid; Francisco Jiménez-Esteban; Almudena Velasco Trasmonte
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The JWST data management system engineering database
Author(s): Maria A. Nieto-Santisteban
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Meaningful metrics for observatory publication statistics
Author(s): Arnold H. Rots; Sherry L. Winkelman; Glenn E. Becker
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Telescope bibliographies: an essential component of archival data management and operations
Author(s): Alberto Accomazzi; Edwin Henneken; Christopher Erdmann; Arnold Rots
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DOME: operational metrics under one roof
Author(s): F. Primas; S. Marteau; L. E. Tacconi-Garman; V. Mainieri; M. Rejkuba; S. Mysore
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Introduction to the CFHT Legacy Survey final release (CFHTLS T0007)
Author(s): Jean-Charles J. Cuillandre; Kanoa Withington; Patrick Hudelot; Yuliana Goranova; Henry McCracken; Frédéric Magnard; Yannick Mellier; Nicolas Regnault; Marc Bétoule; Hervé Aussel; J. J. Kavelaars; Pierre Fernique; François Bonnarel; Francois Ochsenbein; Olivier Ilbert
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Applying decades of HST experience to JWST data processing
Author(s): Francesco Pierfederici; Michael Swam; Gretchen Greene
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Connecting the time domain community with the Virtual Astronomical Observatory
Author(s): Matthew J. Graham; S. G. Djorgovski; Ciro Donalek; Andrew J. Drake; Ashish A. Mahabal; Raymond L. Plante; Jeffrey Kantor; John C. Good
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Rapid alerts for following up gravitational wave event candidates
Author(s): Peter S. Shawhan
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Responding to the event deluge
Author(s): Roy D. Williams; Scott D. Barthelmy; Robert B. Denny; Matthew J. Graham; John Swinbank
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High-level simulation of JWST event-driven operations
Author(s): R. Henry; W. Kinzel
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Remote observing with NASA's Deep Space Network
Author(s): T. B. H. Kuiper; W. A. Majid; S. Martinez; C. Garcia-Miro; J. R. Rizzo
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A genetic algorithm for ground-based telescope observation scheduling
Author(s): William Mahoney; Christian Veillet; Karun Thanjavur
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The 4MOST facility simulator: instrument and science optimisation
Author(s): Th. Boller; T. Dwelly
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eROSITA in-orbit calibration strategy and plan: from the ground to the science
Author(s): Michael J. Freyberg; Konrad Dennerl
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JWST observation specification and expansion to support planning and scheduling
Author(s): Wayne M. Kinzel; Robert E. Douglas
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Measuring the effectiveness of simulated LSST observing programs
Author(s): Stephen T. Ridgway; Srinivasan Chandrasekharan; Kem H. Cook; R. Lynne Jones; K. Simon Krughoff; Catherine Petry; Željko Ivezić
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RTS2: meta-queues scheduling and its realisation for FLWO 1.2m telescope
Author(s): Petr Kubánek; Emilio Falco; Martin Jelínek; Michael Prouza; Jan Štrobl; Martin Fuchs; Javier Gorosabel
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Keeping the Hubble Space Telescope operating efficiently in its third decade
Author(s): David S. Adler
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Science commissioning of JWST: applying Hubble's lessons to the Webb
Author(s): Carl P. Biagetti
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Mixing completion, commissioning, and operations at the LBT
Author(s): Richard F. Green; John M. Hill; Joar Brynnel; James H. Slagle; David S. Ashby; Norman J. Cushing; John K. Little; R. Mark Wagner
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Organizational transformation into the operational phase of the GTC
Author(s): Michiel van der Hoeven; René Rutten; Pedro Alvarez Martin
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66 antennas, up to 16km baselines, 5000m elevation, 28 km from support: the coming challenge of ALMA Observatory antenna group operations and maintenance
Author(s): Dean Chalmers; Felipe Daruich; Brian Hoff; Cristobal Jara
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New challenges for the maintenance strategies on large astronomical facilities at remote observing sites
Author(s): Armin Silber
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Taming the beast: operating the world's largest low-frequency radio observatory LOFAR
Author(s): Arno P. Schoenmakers
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Spitzer warm mission: maximizing the science return in the extended mission phase
Author(s): Lisa J. Storrie-Lombardi; Suzanne R. Dodd
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Pointing effects and their consequences for Spitzer IRAC exoplanet observations
Author(s): Carl J. Grillmair; Sean J. Carey; John R. Stauffer; Mark E. Fisher; Ryan Olds; James G. Ingalls; Jessica E. Krick; William J. Glaccum; Seppo Laine; Patrick J. Lowrance; Jason A. Surace
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Paranal instruments: installation, maintenance, optimization, and operation
Author(s): Frederic Gonte; Alain Smette
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The Keck way: vision and reality of technical operations at Keck
Author(s): Hilton A. Lewis; Richard H. Matsuda
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A minimalist operating mode for UKIRT
Author(s): Tom Kerr; Gary R. Davis; Simon C. Craig; Craig Walther; Tim Chuter
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The Observatorio Astrofísico de Javalambre: goals and current status
Author(s): A. J. Cenarro; M. Moles; D. Cristóbal-Hornillos; A. Marín-Franch; N. Gruel; A. Yanes-Díaz; S. Chueca; J. Varela; A. Ederoclite; F. Rueda-Teruel; S. Rueda-Teruel; N. Benítez; J. Cepa; R. Dupke; A. Fernández-Soto; C. Mendes de Oliveira; L. Sodré; K. Taylor; O. Pirnay; J. L. Antón; L. A. Díaz-García; M. C. Díaz-Martín; S. Gracia-Gracia; L. Guillén-Civera; J. Hernández-Fuertes; C. Hernández-Monteagudo; J. L. Lamadrid; A. López-Sainz; C. López-Sanjuan; R. Luis-Simoes; N. Maícas; L. Valdivielso; K. Viironen
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All-sky mid-infrared imagery to characterize sky conditions and improve STELLA's observational performance
Author(s): Michael Weber; Dimitri Klebe; Klaus Strassmeier; Thomas Granzer; Ronald D. Blatherwick; Matthias Müller
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Fermi Large Area Telescope operations: progress over 4 years
Author(s): Robert A. Cameron
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Research on schedulers for astronomical observatories
Author(s): Josep Colome; Pau Colomer; Josep Guàrdia; Ignasi Ribas; Jordi Campreciós; Thierry Coiffard; Lluis Gesa; Francesc Martínez; Florian Rodler
MABEL at IPAC: managing address books and email lists at the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center
Author(s): Megan Crane; Carolyn Brinkworth; Dawn Gelino; Ellen O'Leary
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Cryogenics maintenance strategy
Author(s): Fabiola Cruzat
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Challenges and peculiarities of ESPRESSO data flow cycle: from target choice to scientific results
Author(s): P. Di Marcantonio; D. Sosnowska; C. Lovis; V. D'Odorico; G. Cupani; S. Sousa; J. I. González Hernández; R. Cirami; G. Lo Curto; D. Mégevand; S. Cristiani
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Long-term performance of the VISIR/VLT instrument before the upgrade
Author(s): Danuta Dobrzycka; Yazan Momany; Lars Lundin; Ralf Siebenmorgen; Hans U. Käufl; Alain Smette; Florian Kerber; Mario Van Den Ancker
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Scheduler software for the Observatorio Astrofísico de Javalambre
Author(s): A. Ederoclite; D. Cristóbal-Hornillos; M. Moles; A. J. Cenarro; A. Marín-Franch; A. Yanes-Díaz; N. Gruel; J. Varela; S. Chueca; F. Rueda-Teruel; S. Rueda-Teruel; R. Luis-Simoes; J. Hernández-Fuertes; Á. López-Sainz; M. Chioare Díaz-Martín
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Conceptual design of the data handling system for the European Solar Telescope
Author(s): Ilaria Ermolli; Gianna Cauzzi; Manuel Collados; Frederic Paletou; Kevin Reardon; Jean Aboudarham; Roberto Cirami; Rosario Cosentino; Dario Del Moro; Paolo Di Marcantonio; Fabrizio Giorgi; Martine Lafon; Ermanno Pietropaolo; Paolo Romano
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All sky monitoring network with amateur telescopes
Author(s): Zhonghua Fang; Chun Xu
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Optimizing the observing efficiency of the James Webb Space Telescope
Author(s): Karl D. Gordon; Victoria Balzano; William Blair; Henry Ferguson; Wayne Kinzel; Jennifer Lotz; Jane R. Rigby; George Sonneborn; Jason Tumlinson
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Calibration plan for J-PAS and J-PLUS surveys
Author(s): N. Gruel; M. Moles; J. Varela; D. Cristóbal-Hornillos; A. Ederoclite; A. J. Cenarro; A. Marín-Franch; S. Chueca; A. Yanes-Díaz; F. Rueda-Teruel; S. Rueda-Teruel; R. Luis-Simoes; A. López-Sainz; J. Hernández Fuertes
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An observation planning algorithm applied to multi-objective astronomical observations and its simulation in COSMOS field
Author(s): Yi Jin; Yonggang Gu; Chao Zhai
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Testing JWST's proposal planning system: early progress
Author(s): I. J. E. Jordan; A. Patterson; W. DePriest; D. C. Taylor; R. Downes; W. Kinzel
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Observatory bibliographies: current practices
Author(s): Jill Lagerstrom; Sherry Winkelman; Uta Grothkopf; Marsha Bishop
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Autonomous real-time all-sky cloud detection over Mauna Kea
Author(s): William Mahoney; Glenn Morrison; Grant Matsushige
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Spitzer operations: scheduling the out years
Author(s): William A. Mahoney; Mark J. Effertz; Mark E. Fisher; Lisa J. Garcia; Joseph C. Hunt; Vincent Mannings; Douglas B. McElroy; Elena Scire
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PROP: ESO's portal for reporting of operational problematics
Author(s): S. Marteau; S. Rahimpour; J. Lockhart
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The ESO Telescope bibliography at your fingertips
Author(s): Uta Grothkopf; Silvia Meakins
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A software complex for TNG Observatory efficiency measurements
Author(s): Emilio Molinari; Nauzet Hernandez
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The on-board software of the HERSCHEL/PACS instrument: three successful years of in-flight operations
Author(s): Stefano Pezzuto; Roland Ottensamer; Alain Mazy; Helmut Feuchtgruber; Anna Maria Di Giorgio; Bart Vandenbussche; Milena Benedettini; Scige John Liu; Sergio Molinari; Daniele Schito
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An integrated scheduling and program management system
Author(s): D. Porter; J. D. Gibson; G. G. Williams
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Success of long-term preventive maintenance on telescope subsystems using the example of the VLT adapter-rotators at the ESO Paranal Observatory
Author(s): F. Salgado; J. Haddad; G. Hudepohl; R. Medina
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Operation, control, and data system for Antarctic Survey Telescope (AST3)
Author(s): Zhaohui Shang; Keliang Hu; Yi Hu; Jiliang Li; Jin Li; Qiang Liu; Bin Ma; Jason Lee Quinn; Jizhou Sun; Lifan Wang; Jian Xiao; Jia Yu; Ce Yu; Mujin Yang; Xiangyan Yuan; Zhen Zeng
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HTTP-based remote operational options for the Vacuum Tower Telescope, Tenerife
Author(s): J. Staiger
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Observatory bibliographies: not just for statistics anymore
Author(s): Sherry Winkelman; Arnold Rots
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Goals and strategies in the global control design of the OAJ Robotic Observatory
Author(s): A. Yanes-Díaz; S. Rueda-Teruel; J. L. Antón; F. Rueda-Teruel; M. Moles; A. J. Cenarro; A. Marín-Franch; A. Ederoclite; N. Gruel; J. Varela; D. Cristóbal-Hornillos; S. Chueca; M. C. Díaz-Martín; L. Guillén; R. Luis-Simoes; N. Maícas; J. L. Lamadrid; A. López-Sainz; J. Hernández-Fuertes; L. Valdivielso; C. Mendes de Oliveira; P. Penteado; W. Schoenell; A. Kanaan
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The plate candidates and tiling method for LAMOST pilot survey
Author(s): Hailong Yuan; Haotong Zhang; Yajuan Lei; Yiqiao Dong
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