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13 December 2020 Implementing remote observing at the JCMT
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The James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT) is the largest single dish telescope in the world focused on submillimeter astronomy - and it remains at the forefront of sub-millimeter discovery space. JCMT continues its push for higher efficiency and greater science impact with a switch to fully remote operation. This switch to remote operations occurred on November 1st 2019. The switch to remote operations should be recognized to be part of a decade long process involving incremental changes leading to Extended Observing - observing beyond the classical night shift - and eventually to full remote operations. The success of Remote Observing is indicated in the number of productive hours and continued low fault rate from before and after the switch.
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Harriet Parsons, Jessica Dempsey, Dan Bintley, Craig Walther, Sarah Graves, William Stahm, Maren Purves, Kevin Silva, Alexis Acohido, Graham Bell, Ryan Berthold, Jamie Cookson, Vernon DeMattos, Devin Estrada, Miriam Fuchs, David Fuselier, Paul Ho, John Kuroda, Shaoliang Li, Steven Mairs, and Mark Rawlings "Implementing remote observing at the JCMT", Proc. SPIE 11449, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems VIII, 114490I (13 December 2020); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2561657
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