THE MOUNTAIN SUN/IRAF SYSTEMS


A PROVISO FOR USERS

The installation of Sun workstations running IRAF has proven a great addition to the Observatory's data collection and reduction capabilities on the mountaintop. We have seen a sharp increase in the number of observers who use the Suns to at least get started with the data reduction process. Many observing programs now have more than one observer on site with one person reducing the previous night's observations while the other observes. Two workstations or graphics terminals are available at most of the telescopes.

Giving adequate support for reduction activity is becoming a difficult support problem. The mountaintop is not a fully supported IRAF site, and response to requests for help with the Suns or IRAF will depend on the availability of support personnel. We will certainly do our best to do what we can to assist you, but there will be times when no support will be available. We make the following suggestions to users:

Your cooperation is appreciated.

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Updated 2005 Sept 8