29 July 2010 LCOGT sites and site operations
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LCOGT is currently building and deploying a world-wide network of at least twelve 1-meter and twenty-four 0.4-meter telescopes to as many as 4 sites in the Southern hemisphere (Chile, South Africa, Eastern Australia) and 4 in the Northern hemisphere (Hawaii, West Texas, Canary Islands). Our deployment and operations model emphasizes modularity and interchangeability of major components, maintenance and troubleshooting personnel who are local to the site, and autonomy of operation. We plan to ship, install, and spare large units (in many cases entire telescopes), with minimal assembly on site.
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John J. Martinez, John J. Martinez, Timothy M. Brown, Timothy M. Brown, Patrick Conway, Patrick Conway, Mark Elphick, Mark Elphick, Michael Falarski, Michael Falarski, Eric Hawkins, Eric Hawkins, Wayne Rosing, Wayne Rosing, John Shobbrook, John Shobbrook, } "LCOGT sites and site operations", Proc. SPIE 7737, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems III, 77370O (29 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857799; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.857799
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