2 June 2000 Wolfgang-Amadeus: the University of Vienna twin robotic photoelectric telescopes
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We describe the operations model for our two robotic photoelectric telescopes and give a brief status report after more than three years of routine operation in southern Arizona. The telescopes operate fully unattended, also the observatory itself is automatic. A site-control computer monitors weather sensors and operates the roof while the telescope control computers operate the photometers and accept input files from and provides nightly observations to the astronomer in Vienna. In the first three years of operation a total of 3.3 million individual scientific measurements were made.
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Klaus G. Strassmeier, Thomas Granzer, Louis J. Boyd, Donald H. Epand, "Wolfgang-Amadeus: the University of Vienna twin robotic photoelectric telescopes", Proc. SPIE 4011, Advanced Global Communications Technologies for Astronomy, (2 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.387223; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.387223
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