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telpars

  With the exception of the Burrell Schmidt, all the Kitt Peak telescopes are run by computers that can communicate with the ICE/IRAF computer to pass along header information giving the time, telescope position, and telescope particulars at the beginning of the integration. However, for this to work, ICE must know the name of the telescope you are using. This is automatically set for you at the beginning of your run by running obsinit, and is based upon which SUN workstation you are using. These names are, at present, ``kp09m", ``kp21m", ``kpcdf" (note the middle ``d"), ``kp4m", ``kpmm" (for McMath), and ``kpschmidt". Setting the telescope name to ``test" allows you to take data when the telescope computer is down or otherwise incommunicado; of course, you won't get any telescope header information in this case. In the case of the Schmidt the only header information you will get is the fitler position and the local sidereal time. (You could, if you felt so inclined, epar telpars before each exposure at the Schmidt and enter whatever of the header information you would like to preserve.) An example telpars is shown in Figure 6.



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