26 May 1998 Remote control for the OAN 1-m telescope at Tonantzintla, Puebla
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Abstract
The Observatorio Astronomico Nacional, located at Tonantzintla, Puebla, Mexico, has a 1 m equatorial mount telescope of excellent quality. In order to increase its potential for research, teaching and outreach programs, the Astronomy Institute has generated a project for the remote operation of the telescope and acquisition of astronomical data from the university site in Mexico City. The telescope has computerized control, whose programs are recently optimized for remote control handling. The dome was optoelectronic codified in order to have its movements coordinated with the telescope. The Ethernet type fiber optics network is the communication channel for the remote control of the telescope. This will allow to carry out a significant number of projects for the acquisition and processing of astronomical data. The status of the 1 m telescope remote control system is presented.
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Abel Bernal, Abel Bernal, Beatriz Sanchez, Beatriz Sanchez, Arturo I. Iriarte Valverde, Arturo I. Iriarte Valverde, } "Remote control for the OAN 1-m telescope at Tonantzintla, Puebla", Proc. SPIE 3351, Telescope Control Systems III, (26 May 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.308822; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.308822
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