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26m Telescope Computer Control System (NCCS)


The original computer control system of the Hartebeesthoek 26-metre telescope ran on HP1000 minicomputers. These were replaced over 2000 - 2003 by a New Control Computer System (NCCS) based on networked PC's using the Linux operating system - the flavour used here is Debian.


ESRF Logo The NCCS software is based on the object oriented device control software TACO developed and maintained by the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) in Grenoble, France. We wish to thank the ESRF for the use of their device server technology and control software.


The following people provide valuable input as consultants :


Observing status with the NCCS is: