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Controlling and Monitoring the 0.9- Meter Telescope Katherine Hall University of Hawaii-Hilo UH-Hilo 0.9m – H ō k ū Ke`a John Hamilton Jay Slivkoff.

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1 Controlling and Monitoring the 0.9- Meter Telescope Katherine Hall University of Hawaii-Hilo UH-Hilo 0.9m – H ō k ū Ke`a John Hamilton Jay Slivkoff

2 The Overview The Project The Project The Design The Design The Results The Results The Conclusion The Conclusion Photo courtesy of IfA Shows current 24in

3 Location, Location, Location Photo courtesy of Jay Slivkoff Shows current 24in

4 Acronyms Used FTP – File Transfer Protocol FTP – File Transfer Protocol XAMPP – X (any amount of number of Operating Systems (OS)) Apache, MySQL, PHP, Perl XAMPP – X (any amount of number of Operating Systems (OS)) Apache, MySQL, PHP, Perl TCS – Telescope Control System TCS – Telescope Control System LabVIEW – Laboratory Virtual Instrument Engineering Workbench LabVIEW – Laboratory Virtual Instrument Engineering Workbench Photo courtesy of IfA Shows current 24in

5 My Project WebCam installed on UH 88in WebCam installed on UH 88in Historical Archives Monitoring weather LabVIEW LabVIEW Used for creating a user- friendly TCS Ideal for student usage FreeAgent Pro FreeAgent Pro External hard drive Storage of images for archives The current 24in telescope as viewed through the department webcam. Taken by Katherine Hall

6 Quick Facts UH-Hilo 24in Manually Operated Time Consuming Instrumentation Testing

7 Quick Facts UH-Hilo 24in Manually Operated Time Consuming Instrumentation Testing UH-Hilo 0.9m Today’s Technology Controlled on Campus UH Faculty Researchers + Students

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19 Conclusion Programmed Webcam for recording and uploading images Programmed Webcam for recording and uploading images User-friendly Control Panel User-friendly Control Panel H ō k ū Ke`a Manual H ō k ū Ke`a Manual Back-ups of all images from webcam on FreeAgent Pro Back-ups of all images from webcam on FreeAgent Pro Looking out over Mauna Kea with webcam. Taken by Katherine Hall

20 References Natural Instruments Corporation. NI Developer Zone. [updated 24 June 2008; cited 27 June 2008]. Natural Instruments Corporation. NI Developer Zone. [updated 24 June 2008; cited 27 June 2008]. Emrys Design. WebCam Tutorial. 26 June tutorial/web-cam-tutorial.html Emrys Design. WebCam Tutorial. 26 June tutorial/web-cam-tutorial.htmlhttp://www.littlebeasts.com/webcam- tutorial/web-cam-tutorial.htmlhttp://www.littlebeasts.com/webcam- tutorial/web-cam-tutorial.html Solano, Jessica. UH-Hilo LabVIEW Manual. July Solano, Jessica. UH-Hilo LabVIEW Manual. July 2007.

21 Acknowledgements Jay Slivkoff, John Hamilton, Sunny Walker and Robert Fox Jay Slivkoff, John Hamilton, Sunny Walker and Robert Fox The Physics & Astronomy Department at UH-Hilo The Physics & Astronomy Department at UH-Hilo Sarah Anderson, Lisa Hunter, Lynne Raschke, Scott Seagroves, Hilary O’Bryan and Akamai Interns Sarah Anderson, Lisa Hunter, Lynne Raschke, Scott Seagroves, Hilary O’Bryan and Akamai Interns Funding provided through the Center of Adaptive Optics, a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center (STC), Funding provided through the Center of Adaptive Optics, a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center (STC),


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