Changes between Version 6 and Version 7 of HowTo


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Oct 10, 2021, 8:33:46 AM (4 months ago)
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    3535We usually keep the desktop set up, however there are times where the desktop might be blank. If you are starting observation from an empty desktop (please inform Zach E of this) and follow these steps:
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    37 * Open '''FocusMax v4''' using the desktop icon
     37* Open '''!FocusMax v4''' using the desktop icon
    3838* Open up MaximDL
    3939* In MaximDL - click the '''Observatory Toggle Control''' (the icon is a little observatory) and click to '''connect all'''
     
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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 by going to the addresses tmocam.nmsu.edu (dome/telescope) and tmocam-wireless.nmsu.edu (dials). 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) using the browser on the TMO desktop (which is actually Microsoft Edge but running in Explorer emulate mode for these addresses). 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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    5050== Dome Control ==
    51 The Dome Control is done via ACP (note, '''NOT''' ASCOM Dome Control). In the ACP control box - in the bottom left click the botton - '''Dome Control''' to access the controls. Once you open the dome - it will open the dome slit and then slew to the telescope, so beware! Make sure the telescope isn't pointed somewhere you don't want it to be, e.g., in the direction of the Sun!
     51The Dome Control is done via ACP (note, '''NOT''' ASCOM Dome Control). In the ACP control box - in the bottom left click the button - '''Dome Control''' to access the controls. Once you open the dome - it will open the dome slit and then slew to the telescope, so beware! Make sure the telescope isn't pointed somewhere you don't want it to be, e.g., in the direction of the Sun!
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    5353== Slew to an Object ==
     
    6666you wish to try autoguiding, use the Guide tab, click the Track button, and start exposing. If the software cannot find a guide star in the guide camera, it may try to guide on noise and may make the image much worse than without guiding.
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    68 == Focussing ==
     68== Focusing ==
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    7070Manual focussing using Jog window in FocusMax... Windowing and continuous imaging with MaximDL