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The control and data concept for the robotic solar telescope ChroTel
Author(s): C. Halbgewachs; Ch. Bethge; P. Caligari; D. Elmore; T. J. Kentischer; H. Peter; M. Sigwarth; W. Schmidt
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Paper Abstract

The solar telescope ChroTel is designed as a robotic telescope so that no user interaction is necessary for observation. The telescope will start tracking in the morning as soon as weather conditions are appropriate and will process a user defined observation routine until sunset. Weather conditions and system status are continuously monitored to close the telescope shutter in case of bad weather or to drive to the stow position in case of an error. The ChroTel control software was programmed in LabVIEW.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 July 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7019, Advanced Software and Control for Astronomy II, 70192T (21 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.789114
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C. Halbgewachs, Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik (Germany)
Ch. Bethge, Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik (Germany)
P. Caligari, Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik (Germany)
D. Elmore, High Altitude Observatory, National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States)
T. J. Kentischer, Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik (Germany)
H. Peter, Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik (Germany)
M. Sigwarth, Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik (Germany)
W. Schmidt, Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7019:
Advanced Software and Control for Astronomy II
Alan Bridger; Nicole M. Radziwill, Editor(s)

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