AAS 202nd Meeting, May 2003
Session 38 Robotic Astronomical Observatories
Topical Oral, Wednesday, May 28, 2003, 8:30-10:00am and 10:45am-12:30pm, 209/210

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[38.12] The ACE multi-user web-based Robotic Observatory Control System

P. Mack (Astronomical Consultants & Equipment, Inc.)

We have developed an observatory control system that can be operated in interactive, remote or robotic modes. In interactive and remote mode the observer typically acquires the first object then creates a script through a window interface to complete observations for the rest of the night. The system closes early in the event of bad weather. In robotic mode observations are submitted ahead of time through a web-based interface. We present observations made with a 1.0-m telescope using these methods.

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