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6 Computer Operation

In the fall of 1991, the long-standing FORTH systems were replaced with an IRAF based acquisition system (ICE - Iraf Control Environment) running on Sun workstations. This enables the observer immediate access to the many IRAF routines for data reduction and analysis. This section is not intended to be a detailed description of the ICE, but a concise summary and quick reference. For more details see An Observers Guide to Taking CCD Data with ICE by Massey et al., and the references listed therein.