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3 Echelle Spectrograph Software

The spectrograph motors for setting gratings, filters, slit width, etc., can be operated from the console room through a GUI (Graphical User Interface). This OpenWindows interface consists of several windows which group similar functions together and also one general window for most of the spectrograph controls. Specific windows include grating and comparison windows. Motors are set by clicking the mouse on appropriate buttons and entering parameters such as wavelengths on the indicated lines. Since the setup of the spectrograph is done on the first day of a run by the instrument support person, a lengthy discussion of the control software will not be made. If the observer has a need to run the comparison lamps during the day, a quick demonstration can be made.



kessel@noao.edu
Fri June 9 08:00:00 MST 1995