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Paper: An Overview of the Mount Stromlo Observatory Telescope Control System
Volume: 347, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XIV
Page: 519
Authors: Jarnyk, M.A.; Hovey, G.R.
Abstract: A new telescope control system, MSOTCS, is being written to support the remote control and automation functionality of the Siding Spring 2.3m telescope. Key features of MSOTCS include: the use of a proprietary telescope pointing/astrometry kernel called TCSpk; QNX6 as the operating system; the use of a central shared database for all astrometric, configuration and control system data; and the use of a publish and subscribe database for the telescope data required by multiple remote clients. MSOTCS takes the form of an embedded controller which communicates with external user interfaces via RPC.
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