Robotic operation of the DAO 1.2-m telescope and McKellar spectrograph

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TypeArticle
Proceedings titleRevista Mexicana de Astronomia y Astrofisica: Serie de Conferencias
Conference3rd Workshop on Robotic Autonomous Observatories, Oct. 7-11, 2013, Torremolinos, Malaga, Spain
ISSN1405-2059
Volume45
Pages6970; # of pages: 2
SubjectInstrumentation: spectrographs; Telescopes
AbstractThe DAO 1.2-m telescope has been successfully used to obtain astronomical spectra in unattended robotic mode for a decade and approximately 2/3 of the nights scheduled on the telescope are now used in this fashion. The availability of such robotic operation has boosted the telescope's subscription rate by approximately 50% since telescope users no longer have to travel to the DAO in order to conduct their observing programs. An overview of the robotic system and some details of its operation are presented.
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AffiliationNational Science Infrastructure; National Research Council Canada
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NPARC number21276127
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