Graphical user interfaces of the dark energy survey

Jacob Eiting, Ann Elliott, Klaus Honscheid, Jim Annis, Elizabeth J. Buckley-Geer, William Wester, Michael Haney, William Hanlon, Inga Karliner, Jon Thaler, Mark Meyer, Marco Bonati, German Schumacher, Kyler W. Kuehn, Stephen E. Kuhlmann, Terry Schalk, Stuart Marshall, Aaron J. Roodman

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The Dark Energy Survey (DES) is a 5000 square degree survey of the southern galactic cap set to take place on the Blanco 4-m telescope at Cerra Tololo Inter-American Observatory. A new 500 MP camera and control system are being developed for this survey. To facilitate the data acquisition and control, a new user interface is being designed that utilizes the massive improvements in web based technologies in the past year. The work being done on DES shows that these new technologies provide the functionality and performance required to provide a productive and enjoyable user experience in the browser.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSoftware and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy
EditionPART 1
StatePublished - 2010
EventSoftware and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 27 2010Jun 30 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
NumberPART 1
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherSoftware and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA


  • DES
  • Dark Energy Survey
  • GUI
  • SPIE Proceedings
  • User Interfaces

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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