14 July 2008 The software for MAGIQ: a new acquisition, guiding, and image quality monitoring system at the W. M. Keck Observatory
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The W. M. Keck Observatory has completed the development and initial deployment of MAGIQ, the Multi-function Acquisition, Guiding and Image Quality monitoring system. MAGIQ is an integrated system for acquisition, guiding and image quality measurement for the Keck telescopes. This system replaces the acquisition and guiding hardware and software for existing instruments at the Observatory and is now the standard for visible wavelength band acquisition cameras for future instrumentation. Innovative features are provided in the MAGIQ software for use by observers and telescope operators including advanced capabilities for acquisition and image quality monitoring. In this paper we report on the design and implementation of the MAGIQ software components, including the process for developing requirements, the implementation choices and strategies, the software features and user interfaces, and the challenges of test and deployment in a working observatory.
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Shui Hung Kwok, Jimmy Johnson, Sean M. Adkins, Kevin McCann, "The software for MAGIQ: a new acquisition, guiding, and image quality monitoring system at the W. M. Keck Observatory", Proc. SPIE 7019, Advanced Software and Control for Astronomy II, 70190A (14 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.789839; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.789839
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