PANOPTES Observatory Control System - POCS¶
Documentation under construction.
PANOPTES is an open source citizen science project that is designed to find exoplanets with digital cameras. The goal of PANOPTES is to establish a global network of of robotic cameras run by amateur astronomers and schools in order to monitor, as continuously as possible, a very large number of stars. For more general information about the project, including the science case and resources for interested individuals, see the project website.
This is the documentation for the software that controls a running PANOPTES robotic observatory. This will mostly be useful for developers working on the control software itself. Normal operating usage of POCS doesn’t require knowledge of the documentation here.
If you are interested in how to operate a PANOPTES unit, please see the User’s Guide.