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OBSERVING STANDARD STARS

It is relatively easy and quick to move single fibers to the center of the field for the observation of standard stars. Unfortunately, there are a lot of details about the instrument that can easily confuse the uninitiated.

We have developed a command to handle most of the details (such as warping or unwarping the plate when needed). This command allows the observation of single stars and uses the gripper TV camera for guiding.

We have also started a list of standard stars with related hydra configuration files so that the FOPS guider may be used. This approach eliminates the need to use the gripper TV for guiding, reducing the setup overhead as a result.





Sam Barden
Tue Aug 29 16:45:05 MST 1995