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16 June 2000 Pointing control software for the submillimeter array antennas
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We present the current status of the antenna control software for the Submillimeter array. This software is responsible for pointing and tracking astronomical sources and four antenna pointing calibration. We describe the various stages of the calculations, starting with source- lookup from catalogs and resulting in antenna coordinates commanded to the servo computers. We also present some preliminary results on the pointing calibration of the antenna mounts using an optical guide-scope.
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Nimesh A. Patel "Pointing control software for the submillimeter array antennas", Proc. SPIE 4009, Advanced Telescope and Instrumentation Control Software, (16 June 2000); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.388423
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