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This is the "to do" list for the Shared Skies project.
 
This is the "to do" list for the Shared Skies project.
  
Last update: March 29, 2011
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Last update: January 1, 2018
  
  
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'''Tasks'''
 
'''Tasks'''
  
All-sky camera the on EDG building roof platform
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Complete environmental links to allow safe remote operation.
  
Repair of site camera's sticky iris
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Implement astrometry-based guiding on CDK20S and CDK700.
  
Test new XmTel and XmCCD versions at night
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Build web-based remote control or monitoring software.
  
Receipt of shipment of equipment for CDK20S (awaits shipment from US)
 
  
Installation of Wacom field camera on CDK20S
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'''Notes'''
  
Installation of U16M and IFW filter wheel on CDK20S
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Minerva South or Minerva Australis construction is complete.  Shared Skies is  independent of Minerva.
  
Install new rain monitor
 
  
Clean optics
 
  
Install new servers at Mt. Kent
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== Moore ==
  
Work on refurbishments of dome for CDK700 (target August 2011 for CDK700 installation in September)
 
  
Replace CDK20S mount with A200HR (September 2011)
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'''Tasks'''
  
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Make FSQN or another telescope available to students on line
  
'''Notes'''
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Implement Galil controller as an option for MORC to allow absolute encoding
  
Shipment of parts to Mt. Kent
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Remove droplines and replace with wireless or contact based dome interface on CDK20N and MORC
  
Delivery date on CDK700 is September 2011
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Exterior painting in spring 2018
  
New rain monitors are installed at Moore and will be shipped to Mt. Kent
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Upgrade fiber to 1 Mb/s planned for early 2018
  
== Moore ==
 
  
  
'''Tasks'''
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'''Notes'''
  
Test firewire video  from CDK125 for live planetary imaging (current)
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Roll roof motor relays replaced and interlocks rewired in preparation for remote operations.
  
Install Planewave A200HR replacement mount for CDK20N
 
  
Test Apogee U16M and IFW filterwheels on CDK20N with new mount
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== Mt. Lemmon ==
  
Complete software pipeline for remote/autonomous operation of CDK20 photometry
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Replace filter wheel on the ULMT telescope with a more reliable wheel
  
Complete web interface for remote operation of CDK20's (prototype by September 5)
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Add Linux VM to the control system options
  
Install new control for CDK125 focus and temperature using Galil RIO
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Add a small formfactor CPU at the telescope to reduce cable lengths
  
Connect rain monitor to remote operations control
 
  
Clean optics (September)
 
  
XmTel driver for Ascension 200HR
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== Software ==
  
Design, build, and install remotely operated mirror covers (late 2011)
 
  
Test small and large echelles with RC24 (summer 2011)
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'''Remote'''
  
Ship completed small echelle to Mt. Kent for use with CDK700 (August 2011)
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Integrate systems with web interface for remote operation
  
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Complete scheduler software to connect to remote operations
  
'''Notes'''
 
  
Rain monitors are back ordered
 
  
Roll roof remote operation requires wiring limit switches.
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'''XmTel'''
  
Paramount/Linux driver in beta test August 10, 2010.
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Add hand paddle control to Galil systems
  
U16M and IFW have been installed on CDK20N and will be tested in August.
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Update for MORC24  including use of absolute encoders
  
New FSQ delivered in July for co-mounting with CDK125 in August.
 
  
== Software ==
 
  
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'''XmCCD'''
  
'''XmDome'''
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Fix issues with region selection
  
Dome on CDK20S points incorrectly around zenith
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Update SBIG library when libraries are available
  
There are some places where dome partly obscures scope
 
  
Tests needed for discontinuity in mapping telescope pointing to dome azimuth, possibly causing unexpected dome slews
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'''Linux'''
  
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Systematically update OS's to latest Opensuse releases
  
'''XmTel'''
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Add Linux VM  at ULMT
 
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Focus readout in xmtel not working on CDK20S (possibly corrected in lastest XmTel build for CDK20S)
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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