21 July 2008 Implementation of the software systems for the SkyMapper automated survey telescope
Author Affiliations +
This paper describes the software systems implemented for the wide-field, automated survey telescope, SkyMapper. The telescope is expected to operate completely unmanned and in an environment where failures will remain unattended for several days. Failure analysis was undertaken and the control system extended to cope with subsystem failures, protecting vulnerable detectors and electronics from damage. The data acquisition and control software acquires and stores 512 MB of image data every twenty seconds. As a consequence of the short duty cycle, the preparation of the hardware subsystems for the successive images is undertaken in parallel with the imager readout. A science data pipeline will catalogue objects in the images to produce the Southern Sky Survey.
© (2008) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
A. Vaccarella, A. Vaccarella, T. Preston, T. Preston, A. Czezowski, A. Czezowski, S. C. Keller, S. C. Keller, B. P. Schmidt, B. P. Schmidt, P. J. Young, P. J. Young, } "Implementation of the software systems for the SkyMapper automated survey telescope", Proc. SPIE 7019, Advanced Software and Control for Astronomy II, 70192R (21 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.788450; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.788450


The ASTRI/CTA mini-array software system
Proceedings of SPIE (July 17 2014)
Gathering headers in a distributed environment
Proceedings of SPIE (July 20 2008)
SNOWS: Sierra Nevada Observatory weather system
Proceedings of SPIE (June 26 2006)
A 40-cm infrared telescope in Antarctica
Proceedings of SPIE (July 09 2008)
VISTA data flow system: overview
Proceedings of SPIE (September 15 2004)

Back to Top