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6 July 2018 A guiding system of astronomical imaging system for a 1.2-meter-aperture telescope
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A guiding system is designed, implemented and tested for our 1.2-meter Quantum-Teleportation Telescope Imaging System, due to the lack of accuracy of its own star tracking function. This paper at first introduces some key technologies of the system including star extraction, offset computation, star tracking, offset conversion and exception handling. The guiding system is implemented as a RTS2 device, and interacts with a guiding CCD and telescope. The workflow control of the guiding process is pushed forward by a finite-state machine. The system is tested in Delingha, Qinghai province. In cloudless condition, the guiding system can work for 15 min continuously, and long-exposure images produced by main CCDs can meet scientific requirements.
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Ya-qi Chen, Hong-fei Zhang, Ming-hao Jia, Jin-ting Chen, Guang-yu Zhang, Yi-ling Xu, Yi Feng, Zhen-feng Sheng, Chen-wei Yang, Liang Chang, and Jian Wang "A guiding system of astronomical imaging system for a 1.2-meter-aperture telescope", Proc. SPIE 10707, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy V, 107071W (6 July 2018); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2311426
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