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Proceedings of SPIE Volume 9149

Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems V
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Volume Number: 9149
Date Published: 20 August 2014
Softcover: 82 papers (920) pages
ISBN: 9780819496171

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Front Matter: Volume 9149
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The ALMA archive and its place in the astronomy of the future
Author(s): Felix Stoehr; Mark Lacy; Stephane Leon; Erik Muller; Alisdair Manning; Christophe Moins; Dustin Jenkins
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Data products in the ESO Science Archive Facility
Author(s): Jörg Retzlaff; Magda Arnaboldi; Martino Romaniello; Pascal Ballester; Paul Carson; Nausicaa Delmotte; Vincenzo Forchi; Wolfram Freudling; Armin Gabasch; Cesar Enrique Garcia-Dabo; Reinhard Hanuschik; Wolfgang Hummel; Maurice Klein Gebbinck; John Lockhart; Alberto Micol; Andrea Modigliani; Isabelle Percheron; Artur Szostak; Ignacio Vera Sequeiros
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JWST science data products
Author(s): Daryl Swade; Howard Bushouse; Gretchen Greene; Michael Swam
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Telluric-line subtraction in high-accuracy velocimetry: a PCA-based approach
Author(s): Étienne Artigau; Nicola Astudillo-Defru; Xavier Delfosse; François Bouchy; Xavier Bonfils; Christophe Lovis; Francesco Pepe; Claire Moutou; Jean-François Donati; René Doyon; Lison Malo
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Reengineering observatory operations for the time domain
Author(s): Robert L. Seaman; W. Thomas Vestrand; Frederic V. Hessman
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Prospects and challenges in the electromagnetic follow-up of LIGO-Virgo gravitational wave transients
Author(s): Salvatore Vitale
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ANTARES: a prototype transient broker system
Author(s): Abhijit Saha; Thomas Matheson; Richard Snodgrass; John Kececioglu; Gautham Narayan; Robert Seaman; Tim Jenness; Tim Axelrod
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Tracking progress: monitoring observing statistics and telescope usage at the Southern African Large telescope
Author(s): Steven M. Crawford; Anthony Koeslag; Encarni Romero Colmenero; David A. H. Buckley; Thea Koen; Fred Marang; Veronica Van Wyk; Samantha Bennett
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A bibliometric analysis of observatory publications for the period 2008-2012
Author(s): Dennis R. Crabtree
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The LSST metrics analysis framework (MAF)
Author(s): R. Lynne Jones; Peter Yoachim; Srinivasan Chandrasekharan; Andrew J. Connolly; Kem H. Cook; Željko Ivezic; K. Simon Krughoff; Catherine Petry; Stephen T. Ridgway
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Improving the LSST dithering pattern and cadence for dark energy studies
Author(s): Christopher M. Carroll; Eric Gawiser; Peter L. Kurczynski; Rachel A. Bailey; Rahul Biswas; David Cinabro; Saurabh W. Jha; R. Lynne Jones; K. Simon Krughoff; Aneesa Sonawalla; W. Michael Wood-Vasey
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Planning and scheduling at STScI: from Hubble to the James Webb Space Telescope
Author(s): David S. Adler; Wayne Kinzel; Ian Jordan
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Novel scheduling approaches in the era of multi-telescope networks
Author(s): E. S. Saunders; S. Lampoudi; T. A. Lister; M. Norbury; Z. Walker
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Seeing and ground meteorology forecast for site quality and observatory operations
Author(s): C. Giordano; J. Vernin; C. Muñoz-Tuñon; H. Trinquet
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The LSST OCS scheduler design
Author(s): Francisco Delgado; German Schumacher
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Artificial intelligence for the CTA Observatory scheduler
Author(s): Josep Colomé; Pau Colomer; Jordi Campreciós; Thierry Coiffard; Emma de Oña; Giovanna Pedaletti; Diego F. Torres; Alvaro Garcia-Piquer
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Remote access and operation of telescopes by the scientific users
Author(s): P. G. Edwards; S. Amy; D. Brodrick; E. Carretti; S. Hoyle; B. Indermuehle; D. McConnell; S. Mader; P. Mirtschin; B. Preisig; M. Smith; J. Stevens; R. Wark; M. Wieringa; X. Wu
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ALMA observations during its first early science cycles
Author(s): Lars-Åke Nyman; Pierre Cox; Stuartt Corder; Masao Saito; Andreas Lundgren; Baltasar Vila-Vilaro; Daniel Espada; Eric Villard; Emilio Barrios; Paola Andreani; John Hibbard; Ken'ichi Tatematsu
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Flux-calibration of medium-resolution spectra from 300 nm to 2500 nm
Author(s): Sabine Moehler; Andrea Modigliani; Wolfram Freudling; Noemi Giammichele; Alexandros Gianninas; Anais Gonneau; Wolfgang Kausch; Ariane Lançon; Stefan Noll; Thomas Rauch; Jakob Vinther
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Quantifying photometric observing conditions on Paranal using an IR camera
Author(s): Florian Kerber; Richard R. Querel; Reinhard Hanuschik
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Translating PI observing proposals into ALMA observing scripts
Author(s): Harvey Steven Liszt
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Solar Wind Electrons Alphas and Protons (SWEAP) Science Operations Center initial design and implementation
Author(s): Kelly E. Korreck; Justin C. Kasper; Anthony W. Case; Peter Daigneau; Jay A. Bookbinder; Davin Larson; Jasper S. Halekas; Michael Stevens; Micheal Ludlam; Will Marchant
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GBOT: ground based optical tracking of the Gaia satellite
Author(s): Martin Altmann; Sebastien Bouquillon; Francois Taris; Iain A. Steele; Ricky L. Smart; Alexandre H. Andrei; Christophe Barache; Teddy Carlucci; Sebastian G. Els
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The Gaia payload uplink commanding system
Author(s): A. Mora; A. Abreu; N. Cheek; C. M. Crowley; R. Guerra; J. Hernández; E. Joliet; R. Kohley; J. Martin-Fleitas; J. Osinde; H. Siddiqui
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NuSTAR observatory science operations: on-orbit acclimation
Author(s): Karl Forster; Fiona A. Harrison; Suzanne R. Dodd; Daniel K. Stern; Hiromasa Miyasaka; Kristin K. Madsen; Brian W. Grefenstette; Craig B. Markwardt; William W. Craig; Francis E. Marshall
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Focus and alignment of the Space Surveillance Telescope: procedures and year 2 performance results
Author(s): Deborah Freedman Woods; Richard L. Lambour; Walter J. Faccenda; Jessica D. Ruprecht; Eric C. Pearce; Ronak Y. Shah; Mark E. Cornell
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Highly automated on-orbit operations of the NuSTAR telescope
Author(s): Bryce Roberts; Manfred Bester; Renee Dumlao; Marty Eckert; Sam Johnson; Mark Lewis; John McDonald; Deron Pease; Greg Picard; Jeremy Thorsness
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An update on the status and performance of the Radiometric All-Sky Infrared Camera (RASICAM)
Author(s): Kevin Reil; Peter Lewis; Rafe Schindler; Zhang Zhang
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The Dark Energy Survey and operations: Year 1
Author(s): H. T. Diehl; T. M. C. Abbott; J. Annis; R. Armstrong; L. Baruah; A. Bermeo; G. Bernstein; E. Beynon; C. Bruderer; E. J. Buckley-Geer; H. Campbell; D. Capozzi; M. Carter; R. Casas; L. Clerkin; R. Covarrubias; C. Cuhna; C. D'Andrea; L. da Costa; R. Das; D. L. DePoy; J. Dietrich; A. Drlica-Wagner; A. Elliott; T. Eifler; J. Estrada; J. Etherington; B. L. Flaugher; J. Frieman; A. Fausti Neto; M. Gelman; D. Gerdes; D. Gruen; R. Gruendl; J. Hao; H. Head; J. Helsby; K. Hoffman; K. Honscheid; D. James; M. Johnson; T. Kacprzac; J. Katsaros; R. Kennedy; S. Kent; R. Kessler; A. Kim; E. Krause; R. Kron; S. Kuhlmann; A. Kunder; T. Li; H. Lin; N. Maccrann; M. March; J. Marshall; E. Neilsen; P. Nugent; P. Martini; P. Melchior; F. Menanteau; R. C. Nichol; B. Nord; R. Ogando; L. Old; A. Papadopoulos; K. Patton; D. Petravick; A. A. Plazas; R. Poulton; A. Pujol; K. Reil; T. Rigby; A. Romer; A. Roodman; P. Rooney; E. Sanchez Alvaro; S. Serrano; E. Sheldon; A. Smith; R. C. Smith; M. Soares-Santos; M. Soumagnac; H. Spinka; E. Suchyta; D. Tucker; A. R. Walker; W. Wester; M. Wiesner; H. Wilcox; R. Williams; B. Yanny; Y. -Y. Zhang
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The European ALMA Regional Centre: a model of user support
Author(s): P. Andreani; F. Stoehr; M. Zwaan; E. Hatziminaoglou; A. Biggs; M. Diaz-Trigo; E. Humphreys; D. Petry; S. Randall; T. Stanke; E. van Kampen; M. Bárta; J. Brand; F. Gueth; M. Hogerheijde; F. Bertoldi; T. Muxlow; A. Richards; W. Vlemmings
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The human pipeline: distributed data reduction for ALMA
Author(s): Scott L. Schnee; Crystal Brogan; Daniel Espada; Elizabeth Humphreys; Shinya Komugi; Dirk Petry; Baltasar Vila-Vilaro; Eric Villard
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The Gemini Observatory fast turnaround program
Author(s): R. E. Mason; S. Côté; M. Kissler-Patig; N. A. Levenson; A. Adamson; C. Emmanuel; D. Crabtree
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LCOGT network observatory operations
Author(s): Andrew Pickles; Annie Hjelstrom; Todd Boroson; Ben Burleson; Patrick Conway; Jon De Vera; Mark Elphick; Brian Haworth; Wayne Rosing; Eric Saunders; Doug Thomas; Gary White; Mark Willis; Zach Walker
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Instrumentation on Paranal Observatory: how to keep their reliability and performances over their lifetime?
Author(s): F. Y. J. Gonté; A. Smette
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A comparison of operation models and management strategies for the Spitzer Space Telescope and the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array
Author(s): Suzanne R. Dodd
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Maintaining a suite of binocular facility instruments at the Large Binocular Telescope
Author(s): Robert O. Reynolds; John Morris; Jennifer Power; James Howard; James Riedl; Elliott Solheid; R. M. Wagner; Christian Veillet
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LBTO's long march to full operation - step 1
Author(s): C. Veillet; J. Brynnel; J. Hill; R. Wagner; D. Ashby; J. Christou; J. Little; D. Summers
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Commissioning and operation of the new Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array
Author(s): Claire J. Chandler; Bryan J. Butler
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Auxiliary instruments for the absolute calibration of the ASTRI SST-2M prototype for the Cherenkov Telescope Array
Author(s): Maria Concetta Maccarone; Alberto Segreto; Osvaldo Catalano; Giovanni La Rosa; Francesco Russo; Giuseppe Sottile; Carmelo Gargano; Benedetto Biondo; Mauro Fiorini; Salvatore Incorvaia; Giorgio Toso
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Calibration strategies for the Cherenkov Telescope Array
Author(s): Markus Gaug; David Berge; Michael Daniel; Michele Doro; Andreas Förster; Werner Hofmann; Maria Conetta Maccarone; Dan Parsons; Raquel de los Reyes Lopez; Christopher van Eldik
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Operating observatories: the need for a new paradigm
Author(s): Ifan Payne; Christian Veillet
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The Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes on La Palma
Author(s): Chris R. Benn
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Tiers of the maintenance concept at ALMA in operations
Author(s): David Rabanus
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Creation of an instrument maintenance program at W. M. Keck Observatory
Author(s): G. M. Hill; S. H. Kwok; J. A. Mader; G. D. Wirth; S. E. Dahm; R. W. Goodrich
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Science operations for LCOGT: a global telescope network
Author(s): T. Boroson; T. Brown; A. Hjelstrom; D. A. Howell; T. Lister; A. Pickles; W. Rosing; E. Saunders; R. Street; Z. Walker
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Setting the standard: 25 years of operating the JCMT
Author(s): Jessica T. Dempsey; Graham S. Bell; Antonio Chrysostomou; Iain M. Coulson; Gary R. Davis; Frossie Economou; Per Friberg; Timothy Jenness; Doug Johnstone; Remo P. J. Tilanus; Holly S. Thomas; Craig A. Walther
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SciOps2.0: an evolution of ESO/VLT's science operations model
Author(s): Christophe Dumas; Henri Boffin; Stéphane Brillant; George Hau; Cédric Ledoux; Antoine Mérand; Steffen Mieske; Andres Pino; Thomas Rivinius; Alain Smette; Andrew Wright
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SUMO: operation and maintenance management web tool for astronomical observatories
Author(s): Emma Mujica-Alvarez; Ana Pérez-Calpena; María Luisa García-Vargas
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The Observatorio Astrofísico de Javalambre: current status, developments, operations, and strategies
Author(s): A. J. Cenarro; M. Moles; A. Marín-Franch; D. Cristóbal-Hornillos; A. Yanes Díaz; A. Ederoclite; J. Varela; H. Vázquez-Ramió; L. Valdivielso; N. Benítez; J. Cepa; R. Dupke; A. Fernández-Soto; C. Mendes de Oliveira; L. Sodré; K. Taylor; S. Rueda-Teruel; F. Rueda-Teruel; R. Luis-Simoes; S. Chueca; J. L. Antón; R. Bello; M. C. Díaz-Martín; L. Guillén-Civera; J. Hernández-Fuertes; R. Iglesias-Marzoa; D. Jiménez-Mejías; N. M. Lasso-Cabrera; G. López-Alegre; A. López-Sainz; M. A. C. Rodríguez-Hernández; O. Suárez; J. L. Lamadrid; N. Maícas; J. Abril-Ibañez; V. Tilve; S. Rodríguez-Llano
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Upgrading, monitoring and operation of a dome drive system
Author(s): Steven E. Bauman; Bill Cruise; Ivan Look; Grant Matsushige; Larry Roberts; Derrick Salmon; Ralph Taroma; Tom Vermeulen; Krieg Richards
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Dome venting: the path to thermal balance and superior image quality
Author(s): Steven E. Bauman; Tom Benedict; Marc Baril; Jean Charles Culiandre; I. Look; Grant Matsushige; Larry Roberts; Rene Racine; Derrick Salmon; Tom Vermeulen
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Strategies for personnel sustainable lifecycle at astronomical observatories and local industry development
Author(s): Eduardo A. Bendek; Michael Leatherbee; Heather Smith; Valentina Strappa; Hans Zinnecker; Mario Perez
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Measure fiber position errors from spectra data for LAMOST
Author(s): Jian-Jun Chen; Zhong-Rui Bai; A-Li Luo; Yong-Heng Zhao
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Acquiring multiple stars with the LINC-NIRVANA Pathfinder
Author(s): Albert R. Conrad; Carmelo Arcidiacono; Harald Baumeister; Maria Bergomi; Thomas Bertram; Jürgen Berwein; Florian Briegel; Jacopo Farinato; Tom Herbst; Ralph Hofferbert; Frank Kittmann; Martin Kürster; Derek Kopon; Luca Marafatto; Mark Norris; Roberto Ragazzoni; Valentina Viotto
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ESPRESSO data flow: from design to development
Author(s): P. Di Marcantonio; V. D'Odorico; G. Cupani; Danuta Sosnowska; C. Lovis; S. Sousa; P. Figueira; J. I. González Hernández; G. Lo Curto; A. Modigliani; R. Cirami; D. Mégevand; S. Cristiani
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Operational support and service concepts for observatories
Author(s): Peter Emde; Pierre Chapus
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Status of ALMA offline software in the transition from construction to full operations
Author(s): Daniel Espada; Masao Saito; Lars-Åke Nyman; Juan Cortes; Andy Biggs; Felix Stoehr; Itziar de Gregorio; Stephane Leon; Ruediger Kneissl; Liz Humphreys; Emilio Barrios; Gautier Mathys; Thomas Wiklind; Crystal Brogan; Carol Lonsdale; Anthony Remijan; Baltasar Vila-Vilaro; Eric Villard; Andreas Lundgren; Paola M. Andreani; Ken'ichi Tatematsu; John E. Hibbard
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The NOAO Data Laboratory: a conceptual overview
Author(s): Michael J. Fitzpatrick; Knut Olsen; Frossie Economou; Elizabeth B. Stobie; T. C. Beers; Mark Dickinson; Patrick Norris; Abi Saha; Robert Seaman; David R. Silva; Robert A. Swaters; Brian Thomas; Francisco Valdes
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Artificial intelligence for the EChO long-term mission planning tool
Author(s): Álvaro García-Piquer; Ignasi Ribas; Josep Colomé
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Phoenix: automatic science processing of ESO-VLT data
Author(s): Reinhard Hanuschik
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The ALMA CONOPS project: the impact of funding decisions on observatory performance
Author(s): Jorge Ibsen; John Hibbard; Giorgio Filippi
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Characterisation of atmospheric Cherenkov transparency with all-sky camera measurements
Author(s): Felix Jankowsky; Stefan Wagner
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Full automation of the Automatic Telescope for Optical Monitoring
Author(s): Felix Jankowsky; Stefan Wagner
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The NIRSpec MSA Planning Tool for multi-object spectroscopy with JWST
Author(s): Diane Karakla; Alexander Shyrokov; Klaus Pontoppidan; Tracy Beck; Karoline Gilbert; Jeff Valenti; Susan Kassin; David Soderblom
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Web-based data providing system for Hyper Suprime-Cam
Author(s): Michitaro Koike; Hisanori Furusawa; Tadafumi Takata; Yuki Okura; Yoshihiko Yamada; Hitomi Yamanoi; Soge Mineo; Naoki Yasuda; Steven Bickerton; Nobu Katayama; Robert Lupton; Paul Price; Jim Bosch; Craig Loomis
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Turning a remotely controllable observatory into a fully autonomous system
Author(s): Scott Swindell; Chris Johnson; Paul Gabor; Grzegorz Zareba; Petr Kubánek; Michael Prouza
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SALSA: a tool to estimate the stray light contamination for low-Earth orbit observatories
Author(s): Thibault Kuntzer; Andrea Fortier; Willy Benz
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Study on fault diagnose expert system for large astronomy telescope
Author(s): Jia-jing Liu; Ming-Cheng Luo; Peng-yi Tang; Wen-qing Wu; Guang-yu Zhang; Hong-fei Zhang; Jian Wang
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AO operations at Gemini South
Author(s): Eduardo Marin; Andrew Cardwell; Peter Pessev
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Scheduling and calibration strategy for continuous radio monitoring of 1700 sources every three days
Author(s): Walter Max-Moerbeck
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Two years of ALMA bibliography: lessons learned
Author(s): Silvia Meakins; Uta Grothkopf; Marsha J. Bishop; Felix Stoehr; Ken Tatematsu
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LaNotte: the TNG metric system after two years of data
Author(s): Emilio Molinari; Nauzet Hernandez
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Safety management of an underground-based gravitational wave telescope: KAGRA
Author(s): Naoko Ohishi; Shinji Miyoki; Takashi Uchiyama; Osamu Miyakawa; Masatake Ohashi
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Automating engineering verification in ALMA subsystems
Author(s): José Ortiz; Jorge Castillo
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Early laser operations at the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory
Author(s): Gustavo Rahmer; Michael Lefebvre; Julian Christou; Walfried Raab; Sebastian Rabien; Julian Ziegleder; José Luis Borelli; Wolfgang Gässler
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Gemini planet imager integration to the Gemini South telescope software environment
Author(s): Fredrik T. Rantakyrö; Andrew Cardwell; Jeffrey Chilcote; Jennifer Dunn; Stephen Goodsell; Pascale Hibon; Bruce Macintosh; Carlos Quiroz; Marshall D. Perrin; Naru Sadakuni; Leslie Saddlemyer; Dmitry Savransky; Andrew Serio; Claudia Winge; Ramon Galvez; Gaston Gausachs; Kayla Hardie; Markus Hartung; Javier Luhrs; Lisa Poyneer; Sandrine Thomas
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Exploring remote operation for ALMA Observatory
Author(s): Tzu-Chiang Shen; Ruben Soto; Nicolás Ovando; Gaston Velez; Soledad Fuica; Anton Schemrl; Andres Robles; Jorge Ibsen; Giorgio Filippi; Emmanuel Pietriga
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Gaia downlink data processing
Author(s): H. Siddiqui; S. G. Els; R. Guerra; N. Cheek; A. Mora; W. O'Mullane
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Future-oriented maintenance strategy based on automated processes is finding its way into large astronomical facilities at remote observing sites
Author(s): Armin Silber; Christian Gonzalez; Francisco Pino; Patricio Escarate; Stefan Gairing
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Implementing extended observing at the JCMT
Author(s): Craig Walther; Jessica Dempsey; Ian Campbell
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Problems with twilight/supersky flat-field for wide-field robotic telescopes and the solution
Author(s): Peng Wei; Zhaohui Shang; Bin Ma; Cheng Zhao; Yi Hu; Qiang Liu
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Development of database system for data obtained by Hyper Suprime-Cam on Subaru Telescope
Author(s): Yoshihiko Yamada; Tadafumi Takata; Hisanori Furusawa; Yuki Okura; Michitaro Koike; Hitomi Yamanoi; Sogo Mineo; Naoki Yasuda; Steve Bickerton; Nobuhiko Katayama; Robert H. Lupton; Jim Bosch; Craig Loomis; Hironao Miyatake; Paul A. Price; Kendrick Smith; Dustin Lang
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Multi-object spectroscopy data reduction: the AF2+WYFFOS pipeline
Author(s): Lilian Domínquez Palmero; Richard Jackson; Alireza Molaeinezhad; Cecilia Fariña; Marc Balcells; Chris R. Benn
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