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As of August 10, 2010, this is the "to do" list for the Shared Skies project.
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This is the "to do" list for the Shared Skies project.
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Last update:  January 1, 2018
  
  
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'''Tasks'''
 
'''Tasks'''
  
Safety review for Mt. Kent staff (in progress)
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Complete environmental links to allow safe remote operation.
  
Safety upgrades to EDG building roof access (nearly complete)
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Implement astrometry-based guiding on CDK20S and CDK700.
  
All-sky camera installation on EDG building roof platform (requires hole through roof)
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Build web-based remote control or monitoring software.
 
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Diagnosis and repair of site camera's sticky iris (requires dismantling camera)
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Receipt of shipment of equipment for CDK20S (awaits shipment from US)
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Installation of new autoguider on CDK20S (awaits anodizing of components in US)
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Installation of Wacom field camera on CDK20S (cameras received in US, August 6)
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Installation of U16M and IFW filter wheel on CDK20S (cameras need linearity measurements before shipment)
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Repair of weather station's serial interface (spare part on hand in US)
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Suse 11.2 installation on Mt. Kent 1 (low priority, fall 2010)
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Work on refurbishments of dome for CDK700 (target October 2010 depends on CDK700 schedule)
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Upgrade encoders or replace CDK20S mount to get unguided tracking.
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'''Notes'''
 
'''Notes'''
  
Shipment of parts to Mt. Kent awaiting completion of shop work for echelle grating housing to be black anodized in the same batch with the bracket for the guider.   
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Minerva South or Minerva Australis construction is completeShared Skies is independent of Minerva.
 
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Delivery date on CDK700 is not known.
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'''Tasks'''
 
'''Tasks'''
  
Test firewire video feed from CDK125 for live planetary imaging (current)
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Make FSQN or another telescope available to students on line
  
Add permanent firewire interface to roll roof computer system (on order)
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Implement Galil controller as an option for MORC to allow absolute encoding
  
Debug Linux/Paramount driver for XmTel to enable remote operation of CDK125 (current)
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Remove droplines and replace with wireless or contact based dome interface on CDK20N and MORC
  
Develop web interfaces for CDK125 enabling student use (August)
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Exterior painting in spring 2018
  
Test Apogee U16M and IFW filterwheels on CDK20N (August)
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Upgrade fiber to 1 Mb/s planned for early 2018
  
Complete software pipeline for remote/autonomous operation of CDK20 photometry (September)
 
  
Develop web interface for remote operation of CDK20's (prototype by September 5)
 
  
Develop web interface for queued autonomous operation of CDK20's (December)
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'''Notes'''
  
XmCCD driver for CDK125 focus (August)
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Roll roof motor relays replaced and interlocks rewired in preparation for remote operations.
  
XmTel driver for Ascension 200HR (September)
 
  
Install Ascension 200HR replacing CDK20N prototype mount (September)
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== Mt. Lemmon ==
  
Test Renishaw upgrade to prototype mount (October)
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Replace filter wheel on the ULMT telescope with a more reliable wheel
  
XmTel driver for dual-encoder modified prototype mounts (October)
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Add Linux VM to the control system options
  
Ship new CDK20S mount to Mt. Kent (December)
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Add a small formfactor CPU at the telescope to reduce cable lengths
  
Design, build, and install remotely operated mirror covers (early 2011)
 
  
Test small and large echelles with RC24 (August)
 
  
Ship completed small echelle to Mt. Kent for use with CDK700 (December)
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== Software ==
  
  
'''Notes'''
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'''Remote'''
  
Roll roof remote operation requires wiring limit switches.
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Integrate systems with web interface for remote operation
  
Paramount/Linux driver in beta test August 10, 2010.
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Complete scheduler software to connect to remote operations
  
U16M and IFW have been installed on CDK20N and will be tested in August.
 
  
New FSQ delivered in July for co-mounting with CDK125 in August.
 
  
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'''XmTel'''
  
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Add hand paddle control to Galil systems
  
== Software ==
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Update for MORC24  including use of absolute encoders
  
  
'''XmDome'''
 
  
Dome on CDK20S points incorrectly around zenith
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'''XmCCD'''
  
There are some places where dome partly obscures scope
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Fix issues with region selection
  
Tests needed for discontinuity in mapping telescope pointing to dome azimuth, possibly causing unexpected dome slews
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Update SBIG library when libraries are available
  
  
'''XmTel'''
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'''Linux'''
  
Focus readout in xmtel not working on CDK20S (possibly corrected in lastest XmTel build for CDK20S)
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Systematically update OS's to latest Opensuse releases
  
Tracking on prototype mounts does not permit unquided exposures longer than 10 seconds
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Add Linux VM  at ULMT

Latest revision as of 08:51, 1 January 2018

This is the "to do" list for the Shared Skies project.

Last update: January 1, 2018


Mt. Kent

Tasks

Complete environmental links to allow safe remote operation.

Implement astrometry-based guiding on CDK20S and CDK700.

Build web-based remote control or monitoring software.


Notes

Minerva South or Minerva Australis construction is complete. Shared Skies is independent of Minerva.


Moore

Tasks

Make FSQN or another telescope available to students on line

Implement Galil controller as an option for MORC to allow absolute encoding

Remove droplines and replace with wireless or contact based dome interface on CDK20N and MORC

Exterior painting in spring 2018

Upgrade fiber to 1 Mb/s planned for early 2018


Notes

Roll roof motor relays replaced and interlocks rewired in preparation for remote operations.


Mt. Lemmon

Replace filter wheel on the ULMT telescope with a more reliable wheel

Add Linux VM to the control system options

Add a small formfactor CPU at the telescope to reduce cable lengths


Software

Remote

Integrate systems with web interface for remote operation

Complete scheduler software to connect to remote operations


XmTel

Add hand paddle control to Galil systems

Update for MORC24 including use of absolute encoders


XmCCD

Fix issues with region selection

Update SBIG library when libraries are available


Linux

Systematically update OS's to latest Opensuse releases

Add Linux VM at ULMT