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As of August 10, 2010, this is the "to do" list for the Shared Skies project.

Mt. Kent


Safety review for Mt. Kent staff (in progress)

Safety upgrades to EDG building roof access (nearly complete)

All-sky camera installation on EDG building roof platform (requires hole through roof)

Diagnosis and repair of site camera's sticky iris (requires dismantling camera)

Receipt of shipment of equipment for CDK20S (awaits shipment from US)

Installation of new autoguider on CDK20S (awaits anodizing of components in US)

Installation of Wacom field camera on CDK20S (cameras received in US, August 6)

Installation of U16M and IFW filter wheel on CDK20S (cameras need linearity measurements before shipment)

Repair of weather station's serial interface (spare part on hand in US)

Suse 11.2 installation on Mt. Kent 1 (low priority, fall 2010)

Work on refurbishments of dome for CDK700 (target October 2010 depends on CDK700 schedule)

Upgrade encoders or replace CDK20S mount to get unguided tracking.


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.

Delivery date on CDK700 is not known.



Test firewire video feed from CDK125 for live planetary imaging (current)

Debug Linux/Paramount driver for XmTel to enable remote operation of CDK125 (current)

Develop web interfaces for CDK125 enabling student use (August)

Test Apogee U16M and IFW filterwheels on CDK20N (August)

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)

XmCCD driver for CDK125 focus (August)

XmTel driver for Ascension 200HR (September)

Install Ascension 200HR replacing CDK20N prototype mount (September)

Test Renishaw upgrade to prototype mount (October)

XmTel driver for dual-encoder modified prototype mounts (October)

Ship new CDK20S mount to Mt. Kent (December)

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)


Roll roof remote operation requires wiring limit switches.

Paramount/Linux driver in beta test August 10, 2010.

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.