Telescope control system

The general display of the telescope control safety system status panel showing any sensor was triggered broke down and it was found that buying a replacement was very expensive. A simple replacement board was build, but we are considering to integrate the whole safety system in to the TCS so we have not decided if this will be the permanent solution.

With the possibility to operate most of our (observing) systems at the mountain remotely there is a safety issue. Preparations were made to implement a command that can only be issued from the TCS user interface in the control that would disable any command issued from out side of the TCS itself.

Thomas Augusteijn 2012-02-21