Advances in Astronomy / 2010 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

RTS2—The Remote Telescope System

Table 1

RTS2 processes.

Process Description

CentraldCentral component of the RTS2 system. It provides three main services—a list of devices and services present in the system, system state changes and synchronisation among devices.

DevicesCorresponds to hardware attached to the observatory system. Different classes of devices are provided. They represents hardware coming from different manufacturers.

ServicesRepresents execution logic of the system. They provide functions for the end-user-carry observations, receive GCN and other alerts, enables XML-RPC (XML-RPC web site: http://www.xmlrpc.com/) based access to the system.

ClientsProvides information to end-user. They are usually run in interactive mode, with end-user interacting with the programm. They include an interactive monitor and simple tools to execute observation scripts.

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