TELESCOPE OPERATIONS MANUAL

By Heidi Schweiker
Edited By Hillary Mathis

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Telescope Operations

Introduction
   Location of the 0.9m Telescope
   Safety Walk-through
   Safety Interlocks
   Filling the Dewar
   The Dome Cameras
   The Exhaust Fan
   The Wind Screen
   The Dry Air System
   Dome Vent Operation
   Startup Checklist
   Shutdown Checklist
The ACE TCS
   Overview of the TCS
   Starting Up the TCS
   Telescope Park Positions
   Importing Coordinate Catalogs
   Aquiring an Object
   Small Telescope Motions
   Moving the Dome
   TCS/Instrument Communication
Observing
   Checking the Weather
   Data Acquisition Computers
   Checking and Zeroing Pointing
   Changing Filters with S2KB
   Dome Flats
   Focusing
   Guiding with Mosaic
   Guiding with S2KB
   Automated CCD Log
   S2KB Information
   WIYN 0.9m/S2KB FAQs
   The MOSAIC Manual

Troubleshooting Tips
Startup Checklist
Shutdown Checklist
End of Run Checklist

Appendices

   Lightning Shutdown Procedures
   Extended Horizon Map
   Additional S2KB Information
   The KPFILT script
   More on the Mosaic Guider
   A Unix Cheatsheet
   An IRAF Cheatsheet
   An SFTP Cheatsheet
   An EMACS CheatSheet
   An Vi CheatSheet
   A Guide to Taking Sky Flats
   Dewar Filling Tips and Tricks
   Taking a Seeing Measurement

Other Useful References

   0.9m User's Manual
   ICE Observing Manual
   Direct Imaging Manual
   The MOSAIC Manual

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