POCS: PANOPTES Observatory Control System

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POCS: PANOPTES Observatory Control System

Post by Ada Coda » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:30 am

POCS: PANOPTES Observatory Control System

Abstract: PANOPTES (Panoptic Astronomical Networked Observatories for a Public Transiting Exoplanets Survey) is a citizen science project for low cost, robotic detection of transiting exoplanets. POCS (PANOPTES Observatory Control System) is the main software driver for the PANOPTES telescope system, responsible for high-level control of the unit. POCS defines an Observatory class that automatically controls a commercially available equatorial mount, including image analysis and corresponding mount adjustment to obtain a percent-level photometric precision.

Credit: Gee, Wilfred T.; Walawender, Joshua; Butterfield, Mike

Site: https://github.com/panoptes/POCS

Bibcode: 2019ascl.soft07006G

ID: ascl:1907.006

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