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Revision as of 05:49, 6 May 2010

The Shared Skies network incorporates four servers, computers at each instrument, video conferencing at three sites, and user workstations at both observatories:



University of Southern Queensland Mount Kent Observatory

mtkent1.mko.usq.edu.au (Primary server at MKO)

mtkent2.mko.usq.edu.au (Backup server at MKO)

crux.mko.usq.edu.au (CDK20 South)

canopus.mko.usq.edu.au (Operator console)

pagepower.mko.usq.edu.au (CDK20 South power control)


University of Louisville Information Technology

mtkent3.it-servers.louisville.edu (Primary server at U of L and host of www.astro.louisville.edu)

mtkent4.it-servers.louisville.edu (Backup server at U of L)


University of Louisville Moore Observatory

pegasus.astro.louisville.edu (CDK20 North)

owl.astro.louisville.edu (Primary operator console)

moondog.astro.louisville.edu (Local web server and host to weather station and environmental monitors)

sundog.astro.louisville.edu (Local data storage)

wispi.astro.louisivlle.edu (FSQ)

equuleus.astro.louisville.edu (RC24)

aquila.astro.louisville.edu (RC24 dome console)

University of Louisville Classrooms

carina.physics.louisville.edu (Conference/lab class console)

cygnus.planetarium.louisville.edu (Planetarium classroom server)


Video Conferencing

Mt. Kent: 139.86.48.250 (Polycom)

Gheens Science Hall: 136.165.95.78 (Polycom)

Astronomy Lab: 136.165.82.27 (Tandberg: tandberg.physics.louisville.edu)

Moore Observatory: 136.165.82.27 (Tandberg: tandberg.astro.louisville.edu)


Video Servers

allsky.astro.louisville.edu (Fisheye view of the northern sky)

skycam.mko.usq.edu.au (Fisheye view of the southern sky)

aldebaran.astro.louisville.edu (Site camera at Moore Observatory)

antares.astro.louisville.edu (CDK20 North video server)

ptzcam.mko.usq.edu.au (Site camera at MKO)

domecam.mko.usq.edu.au (CDK20 South dome PTZ camera)

stv.mko.usq.edu.au (CDK20 South video server)


Connections

Connections between instruments in the network

Networks at the University of Louisville and the University of Southern Queensland are connected through Internet2 from Louisville to Sydney, and a high speed network within Australia. From the Toowoomba campus to Mt. Kent a line-of-sight microwave link provides a data rate of 50 Mb/s. From the Louisville campus network to Moore Observatory a commodity T1 line limits data to 1.5 Mb/s.

Outside access to the the University networks is limited by firewalls as shown in the figure. Direct control of the telescopes for remote observing is available only through the virtual private networks (VPN's), or through a limited web-based interface.