Hardware and software for a robotic network of telescopes - SONG

Andersen, M.F.
Grundahl, F.
Christensen-Dalsgaard, J.
Frandsen, S.
Kjeldsen, H.
Pallé, P.
Sørensen, A.N.
Weiss, E.
Revista Mexicana de Astronoma y Astrofsica (Serie de Conferencias), 45, 83-86

SONG aims at setting up a network of small 1m telescopes around the globe to observe stars uninterrupted throughout days, weeks and even months. This paper describes the fundamental aspects for putting up such a network and how we will operate each site as part of the full network. The SONG observatories will be working autonomously and automatic and can be fully controlled remotely.