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Generic object-oriented telescope control system
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the design and implementation of the Next Generation Telescope Control System (NGTCS). It outlines the requirements of a generic telescope control system and presents an architectural solution to the requirements problem, and an implementation in Java. The modular design of the NGTCS enables a TCS application to be developed for virtually any telescope using the NGTCS core system, and developing Java classes for system-specific functionality. The Liverpool Telescope will use a TCS built with the NGTCS software.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 December 2002
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4848, Advanced Telescope and Instrumentation Control Software II, (13 December 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.461329
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Jason Etherton, Liverpool John Moores Univ. (United Kingdom)
Iain A. Steele, Liverpool John Moores Univ. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4848:
Advanced Telescope and Instrumentation Control Software II
Hilton Lewis, Editor(s)

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