Telescope control system

Most of the time has been spent on working on the TCS documentation. The plan is to complete this in the current period. During this time we also plan to implement a User Interface for the TCS running on a regular Linux PC. The main idea is to integrate the TCS interface as much as possible with the rest of the observing system, but this might also allow for certain applications like the auto-guider to be run from the PC directly. The safety system alarm status will be integrated in the new TCS User Interface front end.

We have been trying to purchase a spare CPU board for the TCS. After many delays we finally have found an, apparently reliable, supplier. The intention is to buy 3 units for the 2 units we have permanently in use.

Thomas Augusteijn 2013-05-10