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16 June 2000 Observation scheduling scheme for the Subaru telescope
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Optimization of observation sequences is a function necessary to get high efficiency and reliability of observations. We are now implementing scheduling software into the observation software system for Subaru telescope. The scheduling engine, SPIKE, developed at STScI is used with some modification for the Subaru telescope. An observation target list prepared by observers is converted to SPIKE Lisp codes. SPIKE output is inversely converted to Subaru commands to be executed with the observation software system. Real-time scheduling is planned to re-schedule observations by judging the weather and satisfaction conditions with the help of observation history. The scheduling software can be also used as support tools for observers to indicate an object good for the next observation.
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Toshiyuki Sasaki, George Kosugi, Jun A. Kawai, Toyoaki Kusumoto, Norikazu Koura, Robert Hawkins, Laurence Kramer, Anthony P. Krueger, and Glenn E. Miller "Observation scheduling scheme for the Subaru telescope", Proc. SPIE 4009, Advanced Telescope and Instrumentation Control Software, (16 June 2000);


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