9789810211325

Observing at a Distance

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    9789810211325

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    9810211325

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  • Copyright: 1993-03-01
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Table of Contents

Preface
Remote Observing with JCMT and UKIRTp. 1
Remote Observing with the NRAO 12m Telescopep. 9
Remote Observing with the Caltech Submillimeter Observatoryp. 15
Design Fundamentals of Interactive Remote Observing - Remote Usage of the Apache Point Observatoryp. 19
University of Michigan Automated 26-meter Paraboloid: 15 Years of Continuous Remote Observingp. 31
Remote Observing at Cerro Tololop. 37
Remote Observing with the IRAM 30m Radiotelescopep. 43
Remote Engineering at CFHTp. 47
Planning, Scheduling, and Control for Automatic Telescopesp. 51
The VLA Nearly-Real Time Processing Systemp. 65
The James Clerk Maxwell Telescope - Demonstration of Remote Observing with the JCMT on Mauna Keap. 71
The Very Long Baseline Array: Ten Antennas - One Arrayp. 75
Monitoring Mesospheric Water Vapor at a Remote Site: A 22 GHz Systemp. 83
Two Decades of Remote Observing at Hat Creek - The Next Ten Yearsp. 87
Remote Observing with the OVRO Radio Telescopesp. 93
Mauna Kea Observatories Communications Network: A Fiber Optics Based High Bandwidth Astronomy Networkp. 103
Remote Telescope Control at Kitt Peakp. 115
A Computer Controlled Remote Telescope for Undergraduate Instructionp. 123
Three Years' Experience with Routine Remote Observing at the European Southern Observatoryp. 131
A Distributed VME Telescope Control System for Remote Operationsp. 141
Offsetting a Telescope via Remote Controlp. 151
Remote Observing with UKIRT: The UK - Hawaii Experiencep. 159
Remote Observing with HST and High Performance Image Compression with the H-Transformp. 173
Remote Observing at Arecibop. 181
WIYN Project: 3.5m Telescope on Kitt Peakp. 185
Experience with Frame Grabbers and TV Acquisition Images at UKIRTp. 191
Remote Control of the ESO New Technology Telescopep. 199
Remote Observing Activities at the Trieste Astronomical Observatory - The Second Level Remote Observing with ESO/NTT and the Galileo Telescopep. 213
Real-Time Imaging with the BIMA Arrayp. 225
Gemini Project: The Futurep. 233
Plans for Remote Observing at La Palmap. 245
Plans for Remote Observing from Antarcticap. 249
Plans for Remote Observing with the Submillimeter Arrayp. 253
Remote Observing with the Proposed NRAO Millimeter Arrayp. 261
Low and High Bandwidth Remote Observing at the NASA IRTFp. 267
Automatic and Remote Operation of Astronomical Observatoriesp. 275
The Need for Remote Observing with the Submillimeter Telescopep. 283
SMT Computer and Control Systemp. 287
A Multi-Telescope Remote Observing Centrep. 291
The Relative Merits of Remote and Service Observingp. 297
Remote Observing in Edinburgh - A First-time User's Viewp. 305
Video Camera Control System via the Internetp. 309
A Survey of Remote Observing Capabilitiesp. 315
Can Remote Observing Be Good Observing? Reflections on Procrustes and Antaeusp. 325
Workshop Summaryp. 341
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