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Paper: Web Services in Telescope Interoperability
Volume: 314, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XIII
Page: 744
Authors: Verkkoniemi, M.; Clasen, J.W.; Sorensen, P.M.
Abstract: Object access is a tool that is feasible for interoperability of telescope operations. Different subsystems need to be accessed in a standardized way. Simple Object Access Protocol, SOAP, provides the core of this approach. Web Services is the wider context of this peer-to-peer protocol.

A protocol that is used in virtual observatory interconnectivity can also be used for controlling telescope operations. The learning curve of available packages is easy to overcome and people having experience from different operating systems can start coding in SOAP in a matter of hours.

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