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== Introduction ==
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When you complete a task, do not delete it!  Mark it with strike-through (see example below) and add your name and date after it.
 
* <s>Make a to-do list on the wiki.</s>  <i>Completed 2010-05-27, Eric.</i>
 
* <s>Make a to-do list on the wiki.</s>  <i>Completed 2010-05-27, Eric.</i>
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== Telescope software tasks ==
 
== Telescope software tasks ==
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** Edit local file to add our observatory coordinates as described [http://www.dartmouth.edu/~physics/faculty/skycalc/flyer.html here].
 
** Edit local file to add our observatory coordinates as described [http://www.dartmouth.edu/~physics/faculty/skycalc/flyer.html here].
 
* Install latest version of FocusMax software (3.4.40) - it's on the Y: drive mapped to the PC.  
 
* Install latest version of FocusMax software (3.4.40) - it's on the Y: drive mapped to the PC.  
 
 
* Preparations for mapping run  to improve the telescope pointing model.   
 
* Preparations for mapping run  to improve the telescope pointing model.   
 
** Download and install the full version of [http://pinpoint.dc3.com/ PinPoint].  <i>Eric - this should be registered in my name.</i>
 
** Download and install the full version of [http://pinpoint.dc3.com/ PinPoint].  <i>Eric - this should be registered in my name.</i>
 
** Download and install [http://www.aagware.eu/software.htm AAG TPointMapper]
 
** Download and install [http://www.aagware.eu/software.htm AAG TPointMapper]
 
** Download and install USNO A2.0 catalog for use by PinPoint as described [http://support.dc3.com/wsx/$webstar.exe/prob?129 here].
 
** Download and install USNO A2.0 catalog for use by PinPoint as described [http://support.dc3.com/wsx/$webstar.exe/prob?129 here].
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== Improving telescope operations ==
 
== Improving telescope operations ==
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* Download availables manuals for the [http://www.shelyak.com/en/eshel.html eShel spectrograph] and put on our [[Documentation]] page.
 
* Download availables manuals for the [http://www.shelyak.com/en/eshel.html eShel spectrograph] and put on our [[Documentation]] page.
 
* Put MaximDL documentation (or links to it) on [[Documentation]] page.
 
* Put MaximDL documentation (or links to it) on [[Documentation]] page.
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== Possible future hardware improvements ==
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* Possible automation of dome opening/closing?
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* Install eShel spectrograph.

Revision as of 23:31, 27 May 2010

Introduction

When you complete a task, do not delete it! Mark it with strike-through (see example below) and add your name and date after it.

  • Make a to-do list on the wiki. Completed 2010-05-27, Eric.


Telescope software tasks

  • Install Dimension 4 software to improve clock accuracy on observatory PC. See Eastman et al. 2010 for more details on precise timekeeping.
  • Install JSkyCalc on control room computer. (More info on using it at AstroBetter.)
    • Edit local file to add our observatory coordinates as described here.
  • Install latest version of FocusMax software (3.4.40) - it's on the Y: drive mapped to the PC.
  • Preparations for mapping run to improve the telescope pointing model.
    • Download and install the full version of PinPoint. Eric - this should be registered in my name.
    • Download and install AAG TPointMapper
    • Download and install USNO A2.0 catalog for use by PinPoint as described here.


Improving telescope operations

  • Do a substantial (> 100 point) point run using AAG TPointMapper.
  • Use FocusMax software to automate focusing of the imaging camera.
    • Read background info on its operation.
    • Set up FocusMax to link to TCC focuser.
    • Do calibration runs to set up V curves for our system.
    • Change MaximDL settings to link to FocusMax hub, which then links to the focuser/TCC. Save this configuration (under Apogee/Photometry).
  • Continue to work on [Autoguiding] improvements - especially the optimal Dec backlash setting.


Documenting telescope operations


Possible future hardware improvements

  • Possible automation of dome opening/closing?
  • Install eShel spectrograph.