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26 May 1998 Improving the effectiveness of 2-m-class telescopes through control systems redesign
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The computing equipment of the 2.5-m Isaac Newton Telescope and the 1.0-m Jacobus Kapteyn Telescope is being upgraded to improve improve observing efficiency and ease of use, and to reduce maintenance and operation costs. These upgrades have been staged over a period of two years to reduce the impact on operations. Elements of this architecture will be used in the forthcoming upgrades to the 4.2-m William Herschel Telescope. The revised systems have allowed the introduction of a major new instrument for the INT: the Wide Field Camera, shortly to be equipped with a mosaic of four 4096 by 2048 EEV CCDs. On the JKT, the new equipment paves the way for remote operation.
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Nicholas A. Walton, P. S. Bunclark, Marion P. Fisher, Francis James H. Gribbin, E. L. Jones, Paul C. T. Rees, and Guy T. Rixon "Improving the effectiveness of 2-m-class telescopes through control systems redesign", Proc. SPIE 3351, Telescope Control Systems III, (26 May 1998);


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