Changes between Version 5 and Version 6 of HowTo


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    33Please be conservative with TMO.
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    5 Note that these directions are related to interactive observing. The observatory also has a robotic observing mode, which may be preferable to use for scientific and other applications.
     5Note that these directions are related to interactive observing using the Windows desktop. There is also an observing mode using a web interface, and, also, there is a robotic observing mode, which may be preferable to use for scientific and other applications.
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    77== Issues ==
    8 Running a remote observatory has its own set of issues. If you notice any issues with TMO while operating please notify Jon and Zach via the email alias tmo@astronomy.nmsu.edu so that we can address it.
     8If you notice any issues with TMO while operating please notify Jon and Zach via the email alias tmo@astronomy.nmsu.edu so that we can address it.
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    1010If there is an immediate issue that presents potential danger to the telescope, call Zach (TA's should have Zach's phone number) or Jon.
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    12 == Lat and Long ==
     12== Observatory location ==
    1313TMO is located at a latitude of 32°17'35" N (32.293048), a longitude of -106° 41'53" (-106.698056), and an altitude of 1505m (4937ft) MSL.
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    4343== Using the webcams ==
    44 There are two webcams in the dome, one looking at most of the dome (it can be steered), and one looking at the telescope dials. They are accessed using the Internet Explorer (only!) browser at tmocam.nmsu.edu and tmocam-wireless.nmsu.edu. The user is admin.
     44There are two webcams in the dome, one looking at most of the dome (it can be steered), and one looking at the telescope dials. They are accessed using the Internet Explorer (only!) browser by going to the addresses tmocam.nmsu.edu (dome/telescope) and tmocam-wireless.nmsu.edu (dials). The user is admin.
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    4646Use these generously! They have built-in LED lights that you can turn on. These shine at ~8000 A, so can even be on while you are taking exposures, unless you are working in the I band.
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    48 If something does not look right in the webcams, stop!
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     48If something does not look right in the webcams, stop! In particular, if the telescope does not appear to be pointing where the coordinates in the software think it is, you should stop, to avoid running the telescope into the limits.
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    5250== Dome Control ==