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Wolfgang-Amadeus: the University of Vienna twin robotic photoelectric telescopes
Author(s): Klaus G. Strassmeier; Thomas Granzer; Louis J. Boyd; Donald H. Epand
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Paper Abstract

We describe the operations model for our two robotic photoelectric telescopes and give a brief status report after more than three years of routine operation in southern Arizona. The telescopes operate fully unattended, also the observatory itself is automatic. A site-control computer monitors weather sensors and operates the roof while the telescope control computers operate the photometers and accept input files from and provides nightly observations to the astronomer in Vienna. In the first three years of operation a total of 3.3 million individual scientific measurements were made.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 June 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4011, Advanced Global Communications Technologies for Astronomy, (2 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.387223
Show Author Affiliations
Klaus G. Strassmeier, Univ. of Vienna (Germany)
Thomas Granzer, Univ. of Vienna (Austria)
Louis J. Boyd, Fairborn Observatory (United States)
Donald H. Epand, Fairborn Observatory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4011:
Advanced Global Communications Technologies for Astronomy
Robert I. Kibrick; Anders Wallander, Editor(s)

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