8 June 1995 SKY system for az/el telescope control
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We control the Keck ten meter telescope with a point-and-click interface called `SKY.' We choose a position either by entering coordinates directly, by reading a star list, or by searching one of two on-line catalogs. Targets can be previewed using current or future sidereal time. SKY provides instrument specific rotator control, usually by finding a guide star within the available annulus and then directing the rotator to the appropriate position angle. All this is done by pointing and clicking, without retyping coordinates and angles. A preview popup displays time-to-limit information. SKY features a stand alone mode for planning and training at the observer's home institution.
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Albert Conrad, "SKY system for az/el telescope control", Proc. SPIE 2479, Telescope Control Systems, (8 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.211458; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.211458
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