Robotic Operation - Lab Segment

My lab is the site of the computer I normally use for operating observatory instrumentation. This is a Windows 2000 based PC that runs serial port redirection software. It allows me to run the camera control software (Maxim DL) and the telescope control software (TheSky) locally at the workstation I'm working on, and not on the observatory computer. The PC also operates as a gateway to the Internet for the other computers on the network. I run a Linux box just to support IRAF, but find Linux to be a generally inadequate operating system for most serious work. I use VNC to access the Linux machine and therefore avoid the need for another monitor. The weather station broadcasts its data across the network.

Lab Segment

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