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Networking observers and observatories with remote telescope markup language
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Paper Abstract

Remote Telescope Markup Language (RTML) is an XML-based protocol for the transport of the high-level description of a set of observations to be carried out on a remote, robotic or service telescope. We describe how RTML is being used in a wide variety of contexts: the transport of service and robotic observing requests in the Hands-On UniverseTM, ACP, eSTAR, and MONET networks; how RTML is easily combined with other XML protocols for more localized control of telescopes; RTML as a secondary observation report format for the IVOA's VOEvent protocol; the input format for a general-purpose observation simulator; and the observatory-independent means for carrying out request transactions for the international Heterogeneous Telescope Network (HTN).

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 June 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6270, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems, 62700L (29 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.671534
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Frederic V. Hessman, Georg-August-Univ. (Germany)
Georg Tuparev, Tuparev Technologies Inc. (Netherlands)
Alasdair Allan, Univ. of Exeter (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6270:
Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems
David R. Silva; Rodger E. Doxsey, Editor(s)

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