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This is the "to do" list for the Shared Skies project.

Last update: March 29, 2011

Mt. Kent


All-sky camera the on EDG building roof platform

Repair of site camera's sticky iris

Test new XmTel and XmCCD versions at night

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

Installation of Wacom field camera on CDK20S

Installation of U16M and IFW filter wheel on CDK20S

Install new rain monitor

Clean optics

Install new servers at Mt. Kent

Work on refurbishments of dome for CDK700 (target May 2011 for CDK700 installation in June)

Replace CDK20S mount with A200HR


Shipment of parts to Mt. Kent

Delivery date on CDK700 is June 2011

New rain monitors are installed at Moore and will be shipped to Mt. Kent



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

Install Planewave A200HR replacement mount for CDK20N

Test Apogee U16M and IFW filterwheels on CDK20N with new mount

Complete software pipeline for remote/autonomous operation of CDK20 photometry

Complete web interface for remote operation of CDK20's (prototype by September 5)

Install new control for CDK125 focus and temperature using Galil RIO

Connect rain monitor to remote operations control

Clean optics (September)

XmTel driver for Ascension 200HR

Design, build, and install remotely operated mirror covers (late 2011)

Test small and large echelles with RC24 (summer 2011)

Ship completed small echelle to Mt. Kent for use with CDK700 (August 2011)


Rain monitors are back ordered

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.



Dome on CDK20S points incorrectly around zenith

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


Focus readout in xmtel not working on CDK20S (possibly corrected in lastest XmTel build for CDK20S)

Tracking on prototype mounts does not permit unquided exposures longer than 10 seconds