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Paper: On the Use of IDL for Instrument Control
Volume: 347, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XIV
Page: 538
Authors: Mazuk, S.; Venturini, C.
Abstract: The Aerospace Corporation has developed a near-infrared and visible spectrograph that is used for astronomical observations at Lick observatory's 3 meter telescope. This paper describes the instrument control and data handling system, which employs the Interactive Data Language (IDL) for both the user interface and instrument control. The system employs IDL in a clientserver design to control all aspects of data acquisition, and has been operational for several years. The use of IDL has simplified the system design and allowed for extensive modifications.
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