Changes between Version 8 and Version 9 of HowTo


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Oct 12, 2021, 2:43:50 PM (14 months ago)
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     115== ACP Scheduler ==
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     117For typical remote observing we tend to go one step higher, and start ACP Scheduler. This also opens a weather station window. Clicking the checkbox for "Dispatcher Running" will begin operation. Scheduler will only start observing once conditions are right (weather is OK, it's dark, etc.), so you can start it during the day and it won't do anything until nighttime. Startup and dome opening occurs 60 minutes after sunset, and object observation begins once the sun is 12 degrees below the horizon. In the morning, Scheduler will also take sky twilight flats. However, be aware that the scheduler will keep running every night (assuming conditions are okay) until you tell it not to. We don't really want this behavior, so in the morning following an observation run you need to pull up the webcam, make sure the dome is closed, and uncheck the dispatcher box. Problems and such should be stored in the logs; the only major emergency is if the dome does not close.
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     119Scheduler is organized via "programs", which contain objects of interest. Objects contain observations, which is where exposure time, binning, etc. is specified. Scheduler can be accessed via the desktop program, or via the ​webpage.
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    115121== Potential Problems ==
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