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What Software Do You Use to Control Radio Telescopes?

9 Apr 2014, 14:29 UTC
What Software Do You Use to Control Radio Telescopes?
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Question: What software you use to put the antenna in a desire position? In what language was programmed? – Jael
Answer: We use a combination of several programming languages, but principally use C++ and python to control our antennas. Historically, astronomers use whatever programming language suits their needs when they actually have to write the telescope control software. This means that we have used Fortran and C within a variety of operating system environments to control our telescopes.
Jeff Mangum

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