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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 9, 2014
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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 March 17, 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'''
  
Complete modification of the Paramount to use a Galil motion controller
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Make FSQN or another telescope available to students on line
  
Complete Mt. Kent echelle for shipment by March 31, 2014
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Implement Galil controller as an option for MORC to allow absolute encoding
  
Complete software pipeline for remote/autonomous operation of CDK20 photometry
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Remove droplines and replace with wireless or contact based dome interface on CDK20N and MORC
  
Complete addition of XPA to XmTel and XmCCD for remote operation
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Exterior painting in spring 2018
  
Design, build, and install remotely operated mirror covers
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Upgrade fiber to 1 Mb/s planned for early 2018
  
Add wireless Sirius dome opening relay transponders
 
  
Add dropline RC24 dome shutter operation
 
  
Add heater to CDK20 secondary
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'''Notes'''
  
Complete prototype Moore echelle for testing in spring 2014
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Roll roof motor relays replaced and interlocks rewired in preparation for remote operations.
  
  
'''Notes'''
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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
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Roll roof remote operation requires wiring limit switches.
 
  
 
== Software ==
 
== Software ==
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Integrate systems with web interface for remote operation
 
Integrate systems with web interface for remote operation
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Complete scheduler software to connect to remote operations
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'''XmTel'''
 
'''XmTel'''
  
Update Galil system for modified Paramount
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Add hand paddle control to Galil systems
  
Add XPA server
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Update for MORC24  including use of absolute encoders
  
  
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'''XmCCD'''
 
'''XmCCD'''
  
Update Apogee drivers for new models
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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
  
Add XPA server
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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