26 July 2016 Wendelstein Observatory control software
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LMU Munchen operates an astrophysical observatory on Mt. Wendelstein1. The 2m Fraunhofer telescope2, 3 is equipped with a 0.5 x 0.5 square degree field-of-view wide field camera4 and a 3 channel optical/NIR camera5, 6. Two fiber coupled spectrographs7-9 and a wavefront sensor will be added in the near future. The observatory hosts a multitude of supporting hardware, i.e. allsky cameras, webcams, meteostation, air conditioning etc. All scientific hardware can be controlled through a single, central "Master Control Program" (MCP). At the last SPIE astronomy venue we presented the overall Wendelstein Observatory software concept10. Here we explain concept and implementation of the MCP as a multi-threaded Python daemon in the area of conflict between debuggability and Don't Repeat Yourself (DRY).
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Jan M. Snigula, Jan M. Snigula, Claus Gössl, Claus Gössl, Mihael Kodric, Mihael Kodric, Arno Riffeser, Arno Riffeser, Michael Wegner, Michael Wegner, Jörg Schlichter, Jörg Schlichter, "Wendelstein Observatory control software", Proc. SPIE 9913, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy IV, 99132G (26 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2231399; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2231399


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