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26 May 1998 Object model of the Liverpool Telescope
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The Liverpool Telescope will be a fully robotic 2m telescope situated in La Palma and managed from Liverpool John Moores University. The telescope observatory control system is responsible for operating the telescope in a fully automated fashion, with observations selected from a database. After a brief introduction to object-oriented techniques this paper presents a class model for observatory control system database and discusses the choice of programming language and database management system. Finally, we present a brief description of the automatic code generation tool we have developed to allow fast and reliable implementation of the object model and discuss our overall experience of using object-oriented techniques to implement an observatory control system.
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Iain A. Steele "Object model of the Liverpool Telescope", Proc. SPIE 3351, Telescope Control Systems III, (26 May 1998); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.308799
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