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Astronomical Observation Planner

EasyChair Preprint no. 8296

7 pagesDate: June 18, 2022


One of the tasks of robotization of astronomical observations is the creation of programs for the optimal distribution of time depending on the position of the Sun (efficient use of twilight time), the position and phases of the Moon. An important requirement for this program is the autonomy of its work, independent of external Internet resources. To solve this problem, an autonomous astronomical calendar was developed that makes it possible to estimate the time of sunrise and sunset, the moon (as well as its phases), the onset and end of twilight. This subroutine is the first step in automating the planning of astronomical observations. The next important step is to develop software that will be able to plan observations in an optimal way. The targets for observations are discussed, for these purposes the necessary initial parameters are indicated, which make it possible to form a schedule of observations at telescopes in an automatic mode.

Keyphrases: Astronomical observations, Automation, Planner

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BibTeX does not have the right entry for preprints. This is a hack for producing the correct reference:
  author = {Vitaliy Kim},
  title = {Astronomical Observation Planner},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 8296},

  year = {EasyChair, 2022}}
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