FIES observing Quick Reference Guide
This page provides a summary of the basic actions and commands that
observers need to know to run FIES and the telescope.
Detailed information about FIES can be found here.
Detailed observing instructions for FIES can be found here.
Lists of Sequencer commands can be found here.
A screenshot of the FIES/STANCAM software can be found here .
In case of an ALFOSC override: a screenshot
of the ALFOSC software can be found here .
In the afternoon
Once the telescope power is on, and possible ALFOSC flats have
been taken, run the script
in a FIES/STANCAM Sequencer window. The script
needs to be run after every swap between instruments (e.g. for
overrides) as well.
When it is dark outside, switch on the two guiding monitors, and
activate the guider at the TCS terminal :
Note that tv-on needs to be issued every time the telescope
has been parked at zenith.
At night: observe an object
At the end of the night
- In case of an ALFOSC override:
Close the dome, and power-off the telescope following the
procedure in the Cookbook
Kill any ongoing StanCam movie
Switch off all FIES calibration lamps:
[obs@selena][FIES]$ lamp 1 off
Run the fies-calibs
script in the FIES Sequencer, and possibly take more calibration
Fill out the EON and/or EOR
If convenient, please close down the FIES/STANCAM observing
system. Open a new terminal window, and do
[obs@selena][FIES]$ lamp 4 off
[obs@selena][FIES]$ lamp 6 off
[obs@selena][FIES]$ lamp 7 off
[obs@selena]$ ssh selena
[obs@selena]$ shutdownobssys fies