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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: June 2, 2011
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Last update: January 1, 2018
  
  
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'''Tasks'''
 
'''Tasks'''
  
Install RFID encoder and motors for the dome for CDK700
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Complete environmental links to allow safe remote operation.
  
Install new computer in CDK700 dome (awaits delivery from US)
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Implement astrometry-based guiding on CDK20S and CDK700.
  
Install FSQ106 in middle dome (awaits delivery from US)
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Build web-based remote control or monitoring software.
  
  
 
'''Notes'''
 
'''Notes'''
  
Shipment of parts to Mt. Kent week of February 6, 2014
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Minerva South or Minerva Australis construction is complete. Shared Skies is  independent of Minerva.
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== Moore ==
 
== Moore ==
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'''Tasks'''
 
'''Tasks'''
  
Test Manta video  from CDK125 for live planetary imaging (current)
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Make FSQN or another telescope available to students on line
  
Develop Planewave A200HR software on CDK20N
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Implement Galil controller as an option for MORC to allow absolute encoding
  
Install Apogee U16M and IFW filterwheels on CDK20N with new mount
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Remove droplines and replace with wireless or contact based dome interface on CDK20N and MORC
  
Complete software pipeline for remote/autonomous operation of CDK20 photometry
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Exterior painting in spring 2018
  
Complete web interface for remote operation of CDK20's (prototype by August 2011)
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Upgrade fiber to 1 Mb/s planned for early 2018
  
Install new control for CDK125 focus and temperature using Galil RIO
 
  
Connect rain monitor on Sirius dome to remote operations control
 
  
Clean optics (August 2011)
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'''Notes'''
  
Design, build, and install remotely operated mirror covers (late 2011)
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Roll roof motor relays replaced and interlocks rewired in preparation for remote operations.
  
Test small and large echelles with RC24 (summer 2011)
 
  
Ship completed small echelle to Mt. Kent for use with CDK700 (August 2011)
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== Mt. Lemmon ==
  
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Replace filter wheel on the ULMT telescope with a more reliable wheel
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Add Linux VM to the control system options
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Add a small formfactor CPU at the telescope to reduce cable lengths
  
'''Notes'''
 
  
Roll roof remote operation requires wiring limit switches.
 
  
 
== Software ==
 
== Software ==
  
  
'''XmDome'''
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'''Remote'''
  
Dome on CDK20S points incorrectly around zenith
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Integrate systems with web interface for remote operation
  
There are some places where dome partly obscures scope
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Complete scheduler software to connect to remote operations
  
Tests needed for discontinuity in mapping telescope pointing to dome azimuth, possibly causing unexpected dome slews
 
  
  
 
'''XmTel'''
 
'''XmTel'''
  
Focus readout in xmtel not working on CDK20S (possibly corrected in lastest XmTel build for CDK20S)
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Add hand paddle control to Galil systems
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Update for MORC24  including use of absolute encoders
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'''XmCCD'''
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Fix issues with region selection
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Update SBIG library when libraries are available
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'''Linux'''
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Systematically update OS's to latest Opensuse releases
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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