IR Instrument Control System

Wildfire


Instrument Specific Commands

COB Related Commands

closeshutter -This command moves the COB focal plane wheel to position 4650 (fpwdark3).

cs - an alias for closeshutter.

dsetup - The default microcode used by COB dsetup is InsbMed0201 . (see user command section for a complete explanation of dsetup.)

dso - the command used to control the guider dark slide open solenoid.

dsi - the command used to control the guider dark slide close solenoid.

fastcode - This command loads the fast microcode and sets the electronic filters for the current instrument.

fpw - the command used to control the COB focal plane wheel. The valid positions for this wheel are: fpwdark@r, fpw1, slitlets, fpw2, fpwdark1, fpw3, longslit, fpw4, fpwdark2, fpw5, smallhole, fpw6, fpwopen, fpw7, open20mm, fpw8, fpwdark3, fpw9, spot.052, fpw10, spot.076, fpw11, spot.028, fpw12, spot.021, fpw13, fpwdark4, fpw14

hwp - the command used to control the guider half wave plate mechanism.

lfw - the command used to control the COB lower filter wheel. The following positions are valid: lfwdark@r, lfw1, 1.08*, lfw2, 1.25, lfw3, 1.28, lfw4, 1.64*, lfw5, 1.99, lfw6, 2.12**, lfw7, 2.16**, lfw8, 2.22**, lfw9, 2.36**, lfw10, 2.38, lfw11, lfwpol, lfw12, k'*, lfw13, 4.00, lfw14, 4.05, lfw15, lfwopen, lfw16

* use with upper filter wheel position ufw23?

** use with upper filter wheel position ufw12 or 13.

lsw - the command used to control the COB Lyot stop wheel.

lws - the command used to control the COB lower slider.

medcode - This command downloads the medium speed microcode and set the electronic filters for the current instrument.

openshutter -This command moves the COB focal plane wheel to position 4115 (open20mm).

os - an alias for openshutter.

setbias value - set the detector bias to a voltage. value is the voltage in volts to which the detector bias should be set. The range of value is 0 to 1.2 volts. The default value is .6 volts for the InsbMed0201 microcode. The default value is 1.0 volts for the InsbFast0201 microcode.

setvoff value - set the voff to a given value. value is the voltage in volts to which the VOff voltage should be set. The range of value is 0 to 5.0 volts. The default value is .55 volts.

slowcode - download the slow code and set the electronic filters for the current instrument.

ufw - the command used to control the COB upper filter wheel. The following positions are valid: ufwplug@r, ufw1, ufwplug1, ufw2, ufwplug2, ufw3, ufwplug3, ufw4, ufwplug4, ufw5, onemicron, ufw6, j, ufw7, h, ufw8, h+, fw9, k, ufw10, k+, ufw11, 2umblocker, ufw12, 2umpol, ufw13, 3.08, ufw14, 3.30, ufw15, 3.35, ufw16, 3.40, ufw17, l, ufw18, l', ufw19, m, ufw20, 5.02, uw21, 5.06, ufw22, pk50, ufw23, ufwopen, ufw24

ups - the command used to control the COB upper slider.


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Posted: 23Mar98