Comments recorded in End-Of-Night & End-Of-Run reports

As before, most comments written in the reports during period 40 were very positive, both about the observing system and the support from the staff.

There were a few request for some improvements to the sequencer TCS display which includes graphs that show the guiding errors as a function of time. These graphs can now be scaled in both axis, while a separate graphs has been added which gives an indication of the brightness of the guide star which is useful in case of bad weather.

For StanCam it was requested to get an automatic image data display, which has been provided by implementing the common data display for this instrument as well. For its use in combination with FIES where it provides a movie of the fiber head during integrations it was requested to add an image scale to the display, and allow for an option to switch-off the signal (beep) that indicates the end of an exposure, which in case of the movie mode occurs very often. Both these features were added.

It was also noted that the data reduction computer provided to the observers in the control room is not very powerful and has outdated software. In fact, we are planning to replace the computer with a more powerful computer, with a more modern operating system and up-to-date software in the near future.

Thomas Augusteijn 2010-05-27