Piloting a network of small telescopes

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Fadavi, M., Verveer, A., Aymon, J., Merlin, D., Situ, K., Pennypackker, C., Biggs, J., White, G., Gould, A., Greenberg, G., Hoette, V., McCarron, K., Archer, K., Pino, F., Hibbs, M., Ford, M. and Wetsch, J.. 2006. "Piloting a network of small telescopes ." Astronomische Nachrichten. 327 (8), pp. 811-813. https://doi.org/10.1002/asna.200610686
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Piloting a network of small telescopes

ERA Journal ID1049
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsFadavi, M., Verveer, A., Aymon, J., Merlin, D., Situ, K., Pennypackker, C., Biggs, J., White, G., Gould, A., Greenberg, G., Hoette, V., McCarron, K., Archer, K., Pino, F., Hibbs, M., Ford, M. and Wetsch, J.
Journal TitleAstronomische Nachrichten
Journal Citation327 (8), pp. 811-813
Number of Pages3
Year2006
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
Place of PublicationGermany
ISSN0004-6337
1521-3994
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1002/asna.200610686
Web Address (URL)https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/asna.200610686
Abstract

The Pilot Small Telescope Network (PSTN) is a state-of the art system of easily replicable and scalable hardware, software, servers, eXtensible Markup Language (XML) protocols, and network middleware connecting and developing a pilot array of robotic telescopes to one another and the user community. The PSTN is a developmental project that will allow growing access to these telescopes, and make available data to faculty, students and others in an environment of collaboration. The underlying goal of the PSTN is to broaden the quantity and quality of astronomical education and research, particularly with a focus on traditionally underserved populations. © 2006 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.

KeywordsMethods: observational; Telescopes
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Byline AffiliationsJackson State University, United States
Perth Exoplanet Survey Telescope Observatory, Australia
University of California Berkeley, United States
James Cook University
Perth Observatory, Australia
Northwestern University, United States
University of Chicago, United States
Ironwood Observatory, United States
Ironwood North Observatory, United States
Tarleton State University, United States
Holton High School, United States
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