26 July 2016 Observatory software for the Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer
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The Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope is currently in the conceptual design phase to redevelop its facility into the new Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer (MSE). MSE is designed to be the largest non-ELT optical/NIR astronomical telescope, and will be a fully dedicated facility for multi-object spectroscopy over a broad range of spectral resolutions. This paper outlines the software and control architecture envisioned for the new facility. The architecture will be designed around much of the existing software infrastructure currently used at CFHT as well as the latest proven opensource software. CFHT plans to minimize risk and development time by leveraging existing technology.
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Tom Vermeulen, Sidik Isani, Kanoa Withington, Kevin Ho, Kei Szeto, Rick Murowinski, "Observatory software for the Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer", Proc. SPIE 9913, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy IV, 99134N (26 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2234297; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2234297
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