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Paper: Queued Service Observing (QSO) at CFHT II. Queue Preparation and Observation Tools
Volume: 281, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XI
Page: 496
Authors: Vermeulen, T.; Savalle, R.; Martin, P.; Shapiro, J.
Abstract: In order to maximize the scientific productivity of the CFH12K mosaic wide-field imager, a Queued Service Observing (QSO) mode of operations was implemented at CFHT . To support this new operational model, a two-tiered system consisting of a Swing-based Java client and a relational database was developed. The various software components were designed to handle selection, scheduling, execution, and validation of programs submitted by the investigators through the CFHT Phase 2 Tool (PH2). This paper will discuss the technical architecture, the reasons behind our choice of technology, and our experience implementing this system during the first two semesters of Queue observing.
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