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Paper: Remote Operations of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope
Volume: 485, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXIII
Page: 53
Authors: Vermeulen, T.; Thomas, J.; Burdullis, T.
Abstract: In 2007, the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) started a project with the goal to enable remote control of the Mauna Kea observatory from the Headquarters facility in Waimea. After a few years of development effort the observatory has operated exclusively in a remote fashion since the beginning of 2011. This paper will discuss the entire lifecycle of the project from design and development to the successful implementation and ongoing operation of remote observing. Special emphasis will be given to the challenges, successes and lessons learned along the way.
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