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First 'sequenced' image with 0.4m

28 May 2010, 16:42 UTC
First 'sequenced' image with 0.4m
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Last night, the 0.4m telescope in the back parking lot (BPL) produced the first fully ‘sequenced’ observation with the new control system. The sequencer is the layer of software which sits on top of all the low-level telescope, instrument, and enclosure control systems and figures out what all needs to be done to accomplish an observation. It then ‘sequences’ those operations to satisfy their dependencies (e.g. don’t start exposing until the enclosure is open) and sees them through to completion. read more »

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