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1 September 1972 Computer Controlled Telescope and Data System
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A new attempt is being made at MIT to develop a completely 'automated telescope. The Ealing Corporation 24-inch telescope and the computer control system were designed together. The computer system, involving two central processors (a Datacraft and a Data-general NOVA), should be fast and versatile enough to operate the telescope, auxilliary instrumentation and on-line process the data. The cost of the system is well below that of other systems which attempt to accomplish these goals. The telescope and the computer are operational. The interface and software are under development with completion scheduled for summer, 1972.
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Thomas B. McCord, Grant Snellen, and Steven Paavola "Computer Controlled Telescope and Data System", Proc. SPIE 0028, Instrumentation in Astronomy I, (1 September 1972); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.953549
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