Remote Observing with Intel NUC & 4k monitors
UCSC Remote Observing has two new workstations
hardware cost $2100 in year 2017, parts are cheaper now
For these stations we have hardware parts
list and instructions for assembly and install.
This information is also included in the tarball of source code for
on-campus remote observing stations.
Stations with components similar to these are also suitable for the
experimental remote observing from home that Keck and Lick have been
using while the pandemic restricts access to mountain and campus
See the web page with
details and system requirements about home observing for Lick.
Contact Keck for details on home observing for Keck.
All images at 1/5 scale
All images at 1/2 scale
All images at full scale
All 8 VNC screens for Keck ESI (DEIMOS, LRIS)
All 4 large VNC screens for Keck KCWI on one 4k monitor
6 active VNC screens for Keck HIRES on one 4k monitor
All 6 VNC screens for Lick ShARCS, including Polycom window
detail of 2 VNC screens for ShARCS and Polycom window to Shane ROR
All VNC screens for Lick Nickel
All VNC screens for Keck LRIS and a Zoom video session
All VNC windows for ShARCS after height reduction to tile on 4k.
Here and in the next image a change has been made at Lick in response
to the new stations.
This basically recognizes that the aspect ratio of commonly available
monitors is no longer 4x3, and it is trending toward 16x9.
No overlap of ShARCS after height reduction to tile on 4k
Bandwidth used by ShARCS VNC displays is 500 kiB/s
Steve Allen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
University of California
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
Phone: +1 831 459 3046
FAX: +1 831 459 2298