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Phase 2 - General Observing Support

Although Phase 1 will provide a good test of the NCCS conceptual design, all other observing modes require further hardware support. With the failing HP1000s in mind clearly phase 2 should comprise the integration of all existing hardware into the NCCS system, together with the development of a minimal prototype of the user interface. Hopefully this would provide sufficient observing capacity to continue operations in the unlikely event of a complete failure of the present HP1000 based system.


Mike Gaylard