30 June 2006 A new graphical user interface for observatory control
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Proceedings Volume 6270, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems; 627012 (2006); doi: 10.1117/12.670909
Event: SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation, 2006, Orlando, Florida , United States
Abstract
The Hobby-Eberly Telescope has identified a number of problems with the current observatory control interface used by operators to run the telescope and associated equipment. We consider the applicability of a purely graphical interface to replace the existing interface and explore the pros and cons of a graphical interface. The design decisions for a new interface are discussed and the process by which we plan to create the new interface is described. An initial prototype interface has been developed and discussed with the telescope operators. The prototype interface and the reasoning behind some of the decisions are discussed.
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James R. Fowler, Timothy Hudson, "A new graphical user interface for observatory control", Proc. SPIE 6270, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems, 627012 (30 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.670909; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.670909
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Telescopes

Human-machine interfaces

Observatories

Control systems

Interfaces

Optical instrument design

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