Federating access to small-aperture telescopes

Duncan, A. R. (2010) Federating access to small-aperture telescopes. In: 6th IEEE International Conference on e–Science Workshops, 7-10 Dec 2010, Brisbane, Australia.

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For approximately the last four years, a system which provides for the control and efficient use of small aperture remote and robotic telescopes has been in operation. Allowing telescopes to be made available to large numbers of people, this system is in the process of being federated and will join the Australian Access Federation (AAF). When this process is complete, member telescopes will be readily available to staff and students of institutions federated with the AAF. The telescope control system is described in detail, and the benefits of a federated approach discussed.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2012 05:48
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 01:00
Uncontrolled Keywords: astronomy; telescopes; software
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090602 Control Systems, Robotics and Automation
02 Physical Sciences > 0201 Astronomical and Space Sciences > 020102 Astronomical and Space Instrumentation
16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160511 Research, Science and Technology Policy
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