21 July 2008 The control and data concept for the robotic solar telescope ChroTel
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The solar telescope ChroTel is designed as a robotic telescope so that no user interaction is necessary for observation. The telescope will start tracking in the morning as soon as weather conditions are appropriate and will process a user defined observation routine until sunset. Weather conditions and system status are continuously monitored to close the telescope shutter in case of bad weather or to drive to the stow position in case of an error. The ChroTel control software was programmed in LabVIEW.
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C. Halbgewachs, C. Halbgewachs, Ch. Bethge, Ch. Bethge, P. Caligari, P. Caligari, D. Elmore, D. Elmore, T. J. Kentischer, T. J. Kentischer, H. Peter, H. Peter, M. Sigwarth, M. Sigwarth, W. Schmidt, W. Schmidt, "The control and data concept for the robotic solar telescope ChroTel", Proc. SPIE 7019, Advanced Software and Control for Astronomy II, 70192T (21 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.789114; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.789114
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