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Table 4

CAST parameters and mean values of the metrics.

CAST parametersa

Days planned 1096
Total targets 309
Total observable time 10 703.05 h
Unfavorable weather time 4300.23±88 h
Available time for 59.82±0.82%
observationsbf (6402.81 h)
Execution time of CAST 23.85±0.11 h


Planned targetsc 100±0%
Observations done 20 827±293
Working timedf 99.05±0.06% (6342.03 h)
Tracking timeef 84.18±0.03% (5338.77 h)
Overhead timeef 15.82±0.03% (1003.22 h)



The uncertainties are computed as the standard deviation of 50 random trials.


Ratio of time available for observations, excluding bad weather time.


Percentage of the targets that are planned.


Ratio of time with scheduled telescope operations with respect to the available time for observations.


Ratio of time with respect to the working time.


The number of hours is indicated in parentheses.

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