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MMT nightly tracking logs: a web-enabled database for continuous evaluation of tracking performance
Author(s): D. Clark; J. D. Gibson; D. Porter; T. Trebisky
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Paper Abstract

Over the past few years, the MMT Observatory has developed a number of web browser front ends for operation interfaces and staff access to internal databases. Among these is a facility for viewed reduced tracking logs in both time series and FFTs for convenient examination of tracking performance. Part of the back-end software also keeps the tracking data in a searchable database, allowing data over long periods of time to be collected and analyzed to look for trends, the influence of environmental factors on tracking, and help detect tracking degradation in a timely manner.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8444, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IV, 84445Q (17 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.925468
Show Author Affiliations
D. Clark, MMT Observatory, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
J. D. Gibson, MMT Observatory, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
D. Porter, MMT Observatory, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
T. Trebisky, MMT Observatory, Univ. of Arizona (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8444:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IV
Larry M. Stepp; Roberto Gilmozzi; Helen J. Hall, Editor(s)

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