1 September 1972 CAMAC: A Proposed Standard For Astronomical Instrumentation
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Those astronomers who develop novel or specialised instruments invariably reach a point at which they must move this equipment for one reason or another. The typical development cycle being: Development Lab ÷ Test on small telescope -* Large telescope Other Hemisphere When the latest development was a new photographic emulsion this presented few difficulties. However, in the present era of such instruments as photon-counting multi-channel (Ref. 1,2 & 3) spectrometers where a computer is a necessary part of the equipment one is invariably faced with the alternatives of building the computer into the instrument or using the facilities provided by the observatories.
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C. L. Stephens, "CAMAC: A Proposed Standard For Astronomical Instrumentation", Proc. SPIE 0028, Instrumentation in Astronomy I, (1 September 1972); doi: 10.1117/12.953550; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.953550


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