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9 September 2019 CCD camera and operatoinal software for CSTAR2
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CSTAR2 is a new telescope array which consists of two telescopes with 145mm-aperture and an equatorial mount, which was planned to update the CSTAR (Chinese Small Telescope Array) installed at Dome A, Antarctica in 2008. Since the previous camera was out of product, a brand new CCD camera with 1K*1K pixels was developed for CSTAR2, which was tested function well at -80℃ to prove the ability to work at Antarctica in a long period. The camera has a well performance and the readout noise is as low as 3.99e-rms. An equatorial mount made by NIAOT (Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology) can rotate the telescope to point almost entire sky area. In order to control CSTAR2 in an efficient way, a multi-level software control system was developed which contains three main layers: device control layer, coordinating operation layer, user interface layer. The whole system was planned to achieve automatic observation and remote operation under the conditions of poor satellite-link network.
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Cheng Chen, Hong-fei Zhang, Ming-hao Jia, Ya-qi Chen, Zhi-yue Wang, Yi Zhang, Yi Feng, Qi-jie Tang, Guang-yu Zhang, Jie Chen, and Jian Wang "CCD camera and operatoinal software for CSTAR2", Proc. SPIE 11115, UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes and Instruments: Innovative Technologies and Concepts IX, 111150D (9 September 2019); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2527845
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