The 1.2m Quantum Teleportation Telescope imaging system is a multi-band imaging system with dual channels called ‘red end’ and ‘blue end’. Each channel includes a CCD camera and a filter wheel system, and the blue end contains a focusing system. In order to improve the tracking accuracy, the guiding CCD is designed and deployed. The imaging system studies the mass of the black hole and the structure of AGN by observing the variation of AGN spectral line. In order to improve the observation efficiency, we design and implement a multi-level remote unattended observation and control system. The system adopts the framework of combining RTS2 and EPICS. EPICS is used to realize the individual control of each device. We defined status code and split device properties for debugging purpose or high-level invocating purpose. The EPICS Channel Access is integrated into the RTS2 software and a set of configurations in XML format is designed so that the RTS2 module can find the EPICS application. In the RTS2 layer, we developed a module for the coordinated control of the equipment. The module is responsible for sending instructions to the telescope and the guiding module according to the pre-defined list of observation plans, switching to the corresponding filter, and performing exposure operations. Finally, we developed web service and used web pages as user interface, which makes it convenient for users to control the telescope remotely and complete the observation task.
Ming-hao Jia, Hong-fei Zhang, Ya-qi Chen, Jin-ting Chen, Guang-yu Zhang, Jie Chen, Feng-xin Jiang, Yi-ling Xu, Yi Feng, Zhen-feng Sheng, Chen-wei Yang, Liang Chang, and Jian Wang, "Design of observational and control system of imaging system of a 1.2-meter-aperture telescope," Proc. SPIE 10704, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems VII, 107040X (Presented at SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation: June 13, 2018; Published: 10 July 2018); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2309917.
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