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Observing operations of the sloan digital sky survey telescopes
Author(s): Daniel C. Long
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes how the Sloan Digital Sky Survey telescopes are operated. A brief introduction to the survey science goals, hardware, and software systems is provided. Operational issues are discussed such as staffing, observing planning, real-time quality assurance, and data handling, with an emphasis on how we maximize operational efficiency.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 January 2002
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4844, Observatory Operations to Optimize Scientific Return III, (2 January 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.460748
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Daniel C. Long, Apache Point Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4844:
Observatory Operations to Optimize Scientific Return III
Peter J. Quinn, Editor(s)

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