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The Robo-AO automated intelligent queue system
Author(s): Reed L. Riddle; Kristina Hogstrom; Athanasios Papadopoulos; Christoph Baranec; Nicholas M. Law
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Paper Abstract

Robo-AO is the first automated laser adaptive optics instrument. In just its second year of scientific operations, it has completed the largest adaptive optics surveys to date, each comprising thousands of targets. Robo-AO uses a fully automated queue scheduling system that selects targets based on criteria entered on a per observing program or per target basis, and includes the ability to coordinate with US Strategic Command automatically to avoid lasing space assets. This enables Robo-AO to select among thousands of targets at a time, and achieve an average observation rate of approximately 20 targets per hour.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 July 2014
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 9152, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy III, 91521E (18 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056534
Show Author Affiliations
Reed L. Riddle, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Kristina Hogstrom, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Athanasios Papadopoulos, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki (Greece)
Christoph Baranec, Institute for Astronomy, Univ. of Hawai'i (United States)
Nicholas M. Law, The Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9152:
Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy III
Gianluca Chiozzi; Nicole M. Radziwill, Editor(s)

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