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29 June 2006 Networking observers and observatories with remote telescope markup language
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Remote Telescope Markup Language (RTML) is an XML-based protocol for the transport of the high-level description of a set of observations to be carried out on a remote, robotic or service telescope. We describe how RTML is being used in a wide variety of contexts: the transport of service and robotic observing requests in the Hands-On UniverseTM, ACP, eSTAR, and MONET networks; how RTML is easily combined with other XML protocols for more localized control of telescopes; RTML as a secondary observation report format for the IVOA's VOEvent protocol; the input format for a general-purpose observation simulator; and the observatory-independent means for carrying out request transactions for the international Heterogeneous Telescope Network (HTN).
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Frederic V. Hessman, Georg Tuparev, and Alasdair Allan "Networking observers and observatories with remote telescope markup language", Proc. SPIE 6270, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems, 62700L (29 June 2006);


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