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13 September 2012 A software complex for TNG Observatory efficiency measurements
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In the last times the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo (TNG), a 3.5m Italian telescope located in Canary Islands, is equipped with a metering software complex which enables the management to keep track of both observing program completion and observatory efficiency. The former is based on the images database, the latter on a web based user interface to keep the log of the night. The role of the telescope operator in keeping the database in order is essential, and also its limitation. Using the automatic output from this software the Technology and Astronomy divisions can keep track of the behavior of the observatory and take corrections if needed. Examples of the last year data are presented.
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Emilio Molinari and Nauzet Hernandez "A software complex for TNG Observatory efficiency measurements", Proc. SPIE 8448, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems IV, 844822 (13 September 2012); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.925926
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