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WIYN telescope graphical user interfaces
Author(s): David Mills
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Paper Abstract

The complexity of modern astronomical instrumentation generates a large amount of status information for the operators to assess. In practice there is far more information than an individual can assimilate. In order to make optimum use of complex systems such as the WIYN active primary mirror system, it is essential that any system events which may impact on the quality of data be reported in a timely and comprehensible manner. Using toady's powerful workstations we can support the use of real-time visualization of telescope functions and system status. We have developed an interface to the commanding and status layers which allows us to take advantage of the anticipated potential for 3D, photorealistic, and virtual display technologies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 June 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2479, Telescope Control Systems, (8 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.211462
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David Mills, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2479:
Telescope Control Systems
Patrick T. Wallace, Editor(s)

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