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10 July 2018 Preparing SALT's software for the future
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To take full advantage of the upcoming era of LSST, time-domain astronomy, and proposals that span multiple semesters and may have hundreds of targets, it was decided to upgrade the software for the Southern African Large Telescope. At the heart of the upgrade were changes to the MySQL database. A new web-based API allows an automated submission of targets of opportunities. This API is also used by a React-based single page application for real time updates of time allocations. The software upgrade also includes extensible web pages for monitoring data quality.
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Christian Hettlage, Encarnacion Romero Colmenero, Steven Crawford, Nhlavutelo Macebele, Anelisiwe Mayekiso, Rosalind Skelton, Rudolf Kuhn, Petri Väisänen, Janus Brink, Anthony Koeslag, and Stephen Hulme "Preparing SALT's software for the future", Proc. SPIE 10704, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems VII, 107042D (10 July 2018); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2313834
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