Design considerations for LBTI observer interface

V. Vaitheeswaran, P. Hinz, C. O'Connell, J. Kraus

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We outline the design considerations and principles for developing a graphical user interface for configuring and operating Large Binocular Telescope Interferometer (LBTI) on sky, and examine the "weblication" methodology to deliver this astronomical software over the web. LBTI is an instrument to be installed at the Large Binocular Telescope to search for exo-planets. The instrument consists of a universal beam combiner to combine the light from both arms of the LBT, an L and M band science camera, a K band nulling channel along with wave front sensor units for adaptive optics correction. Additionally, the application will have an interface to the telescope control system and XML based telescope telemetry data flow.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSoftware and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy
EditionPART 1
StatePublished - Sep 6 2010
EventSoftware and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 27 2010Jun 30 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
NumberPART 1
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherSoftware and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA


  • Observer interface
  • Software
  • Web browser

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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