Introduction to Session on Instrument Control and Data Acquisition

  • P. R. Jorden
Conference paper
Part of the Santa Cruz Summer Workshops in Astronomy and Astrophysics book series (SANTA CRUZ)


The papers for the “Instrument Control and Data Acquisition” session are introduced. Some general comments are made, followed by an illustration of the work of the Royal Greenwich Observatory in this field.


Instrument Control Local Controller Royal Greenwich Observatory Echelle Spectrograph High Performance Detector 
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