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Title: Personal - Computer based spectrum scanner
Authors: Srinivasan, R
Surendiranath, R
Keywords: Personal computers;Scanner operation;Software description
Issue Date: Apr-1991
Publisher: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
Citation: Indian Journal of Pure and Applied Physics, Vol. 29, No. 4, pp. 267 - 273
Abstract: The advent of personal computers (PC) has resulted in flexible and low cost solution for the control and acquisition of data from spectrum scanner used with optical telescopes. The PC enables user- friendly dialogue for instruments set-up, provides flexibility in modes of operation (sequential or random scans), on line Display of spectrum build up and storage of data as files in secondary storage media. This paper describes the hardware and software interfaces of an IBM compatible PC to a spectrum Scanner developed for the 1-meter telescope at the Vainu Bappu Observatory, Kavalur. The performance of the instrument is also discussed with examples.
Description: Open Access
ISSN: 0019-5596
Appears in Collections:IIAP Publications

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