The MIT Automated Astrophysical Observatory

McCord, Thomas B. and Snellen, Grant and Paavola, Steven (1972) The MIT Automated Astrophysical Observatory. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 84. pp. 220-224. ISSN 0004-6280, 1538-3873


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A new attempt is being made at MIT to develop a completely automated telescope. The 24-inch telescope and the computer-control system were designed together. The computer system, involving two central processors should be fast and versatile enough to operate the telescope and auxiliary instrumentation and also on-line process the data. The cost of the system is well below that of other systems which attempt to accomplish these goals.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: RTSRE Related Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 16 May 2017 13:26
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:25

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