General Philosophy for the Control and Data Reduction for the Anglo-Australian and William Herschel Telescopes' Echelle Spectrographs

C. J. Hirst, D. D. Walker, F. Diego, A. C. Fish, A. Charalambous

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Two almost identical échelle spectrographs are under construction: for the 3.9m Anglo-Australian (AAT) and the 4.2m William Herschel (WHT) telescopes. The versatility of the optical design requires the simultaneous control of many mechanical functions, so a high level of automation under computer control is essential. The control and data reduction software packages will be highly interactive and will be implemented at the observatories and at home institutions, allowing prospective users to test the feasibility of proposed observing programs. Then, at the observatory, the accumulating data can be preliminarily reduced allowing real-time decisions to be made. The data reduction package should find applications to échelle data generally and the control system may easily be adapted to other instruments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInstrumentation in Astronomy VI
EditorsDavid L. Crawford
PublisherSPIE
Pages721-729
Number of pages9
Volume627
ISBN (Print)9780892526628
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Oct 1986
Externally publishedYes
EventInstrumentation in Astronomy VI - Tucson, United States
Duration: 1 Mar 19862 Mar 1986
Conference number: 4
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NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSPIE
Volume627
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

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ConferenceInstrumentation in Astronomy VI
CountryUnited States
CityTucson
Period1/03/862/03/86
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Hirst, C. J., Walker, D. D., Diego, F., Fish, A. C., & Charalambous, A. (1986). General Philosophy for the Control and Data Reduction for the Anglo-Australian and William Herschel Telescopes' Echelle Spectrographs. In D. L. Crawford (Ed.), Instrumentation in Astronomy VI (Vol. 627, pp. 721-729). (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 627). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.968152
Hirst, C. J. ; Walker, D. D. ; Diego, F. ; Fish, A. C. ; Charalambous, A. / General Philosophy for the Control and Data Reduction for the Anglo-Australian and William Herschel Telescopes' Echelle Spectrographs. Instrumentation in Astronomy VI. editor / David L. Crawford. Vol. 627 SPIE, 1986. pp. 721-729 (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering).
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Hirst, CJ, Walker, DD, Diego, F, Fish, AC & Charalambous, A 1986, General Philosophy for the Control and Data Reduction for the Anglo-Australian and William Herschel Telescopes' Echelle Spectrographs. in DL Crawford (ed.), Instrumentation in Astronomy VI. vol. 627, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 627, SPIE, pp. 721-729, Instrumentation in Astronomy VI, Tucson, United States, 1/03/86. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.968152

General Philosophy for the Control and Data Reduction for the Anglo-Australian and William Herschel Telescopes' Echelle Spectrographs. / Hirst, C. J.; Walker, D. D.; Diego, F.; Fish, A. C.; Charalambous, A.

Instrumentation in Astronomy VI. ed. / David L. Crawford. Vol. 627 SPIE, 1986. p. 721-729 (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 627).

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Hirst CJ, Walker DD, Diego F, Fish AC, Charalambous A. General Philosophy for the Control and Data Reduction for the Anglo-Australian and William Herschel Telescopes' Echelle Spectrographs. In Crawford DL, editor, Instrumentation in Astronomy VI. Vol. 627. SPIE. 1986. p. 721-729. (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.968152