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15 September 2004 Remote observing capability with Subaru Telescope
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We've implemented remote observing function to Subaru telescope Observation Software system (SOSs). Subaru telescope has three observing-sites, i.e., a telescope local-site and two remote observing-sites, Hilo base facility in Hawaii and Mitaka NAOJ headquarter in Japan. Our remote observing system is designed to allow operations not only from one of three observing-sites, but also from more than two sites concurrently or simultaneously. Considering allowance for delay in observing operations and a bandwidth of the network between the telescope-site and the remote observing-sites, three types of interfaces (protocols) have been implemented. In the remote observing mode, we use socket interface for the command and the status communication, vnc for ready-made applications and pop-up windows, and ftp for the actual data transfer. All images taken at the telescope-site are transferred to both of two remote observing-sites immediately after the acquisition to enable the observers' evaluation of the data. We present the current status of remote observations with Subaru telescope.
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George Kosugi, Toshiyuki Sasaki, Masafumi Yagi, Ryusuke Ogasawara, Yoshihiko Mizumoto, Junichi Noumaru, Jun A. Kawai, Norikazu Koura, Toyoaki Kusumoto, Tadahiro Yamamoto, Noboru Watanabe, and Kentaro Ukawa "Remote observing capability with Subaru Telescope", Proc. SPIE 5496, Advanced Software, Control, and Communication Systems for Astronomy, (15 September 2004);

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