8 August 2016 Remote observing environment using a KVM-over-IP for the OAO 188 cm telescope
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We have prepared remote observing environment for the 188 cm telescope at Okayama Astrophysical Observatory. A KVM-over-IP and a VPN gateway are employed as core devices, which offer reliable, secure and fast link between on site and remote sites. We have confirmed the KVM-over-IP has ideal characteristics for serving the remote observing environment; the use is simple for both users and maintainer; access from any platform is available; multiple and simultaneous access is possible; and maintenance load is small. We also demonstrated that the degradation of observing efficiency specific to the remote observing is negligibly small. The remote observing environment has fully opened since the semester 2016A, about 30% of the total observing time in the last semester was occupied by remote observing.
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Kenshi Yanagisawa, Kenshi Yanagisawa, Goki Inoue, Goki Inoue, Daisuke Kuroda, Daisuke Kuroda, Nobuharu Ukita, Nobuharu Ukita, Yoshihiko Mizumoto, Yoshihiko Mizumoto, Hideyuki Izumiura, Hideyuki Izumiura, } "Remote observing environment using a KVM-over-IP for the OAO 188 cm telescope", Proc. SPIE 9913, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy IV, 991330 (8 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233815; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2233815
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