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NEW TCS Command summary

Here are all commands of the NEW TCS. They can be abreviated as long as they are unique.
Note that the full reference is found in
  • Extended description of Commands in the new TCS
    Shortcuts:
    Critical Commands and Functions - Only directly on TCS Terminal
    Telescope
    Catalogue Handling
    Autoguider
    Active Optics
    Commands for terminal use only

    Critical Commands and Functions - Only directly on TCS User Interface Terminal

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    Commands marked with '*' can also be executed via a function key on the TCS keyboard - Consult the cookbook for further instructions.

    Open-Upper-Hatch (o-u-h) *
    Open upper dome hatch. (Check weather conditions first).

    Close-Upper-Hatch (c-u-h) *
    Close upper dome hatch.

    Stop-Upper-Hatch (s-u-h) *
    Stop upper dome hatch.

    Open-Lower-Hatch (o-l-h) *
    Open lower dome hatch.

    Close-Lower-Hatch (c-l-h) *
    Close lower dome hatch.

    Stop-Lower-Hatch (s-l-h) *
    Stop lower dome hatch.

    Open-Mirror-Covers (o-m-c) *
    Open mirror covers.

    Close-Mirror-Covers (c-m-c) *
    Close mirror covers.

    Stop-Mirror-Covers (s-m-c) *
    Stop mirror covers.

    Counter-Weights-Height
    Set counter weights height (Staff only!).

    Stop-Counter-Weights
    Stop counter weights (Staff only!).

    Power-On (po-on)
    Power on telescope.

    Power-Off (po-of)
    Power off telescope.

    TV-On
    Turn on guide camera.

    TV-Off (tv-of)
    Turn off guide camera.

    Keep-Telescope-Opened
    Allow extra open time at sunrise.

    Accept-Actual-Structure-Temperature
    If large temperature jumps of structure.

    Dust-Level-High
    Set dust flag to high (Staff only!).

    Dust-Level-Low
    Set dust flag to low (Staff only!).

    Change-Access-Code
    For setting to sequencer code or any code.

    Calibrate-TV-Focus_Zero_Point *
    Change auto TV focus parameter.

    Inhibit-Remote-Commands
    For personal and telescope safety (Staff only!).

    Permit-Remote-Commands
    Used after critical work (Staff only!).

    Load-Pointing-Model
    Load pointing model (Staff only!).

    Kill-Control-System
    Kills control system (Staff only!).

    Telescope

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    Abort-Preset *
    Aborts Preset.

    ADC-Actual
    Sets the ADC for actual telescope position.

    ADC-Arm-In
    Moves the ADC into beam.

    ADC-Arm-Out
    Moves the ADC out of the beam.

    ADC-Explicit
    Sets the ADC prisms explicitly.

    ADC-Initialize-Prism-1
    Finds the internal reference.

    ADC-Initialize-Prism-2
    Finds the internal reference.



    ADC-Mode-Automatic-Continous
    Prisms will follow actual telescope positions.

    ADC-Mode-Automatic-Off
    Prisms will move only if told so.

    ADC-Mode-Automatic-When-Presetting
    Prisms will move only at presets to the commanded telescope position.

    Altitude-Position
    Altitude position value.

    Automatic-TV-Focus
    Sets TV focus at presets from telescope focus.

    Azimuth-Position
    Azimuth position value.

    Baffle-Lamp-1-On
    Calibration lamp on mirror covers.

    Baffle-Lamp-1-Off
    Calibration lamp on mirror covers.

    Baffle-Lamp-2-On
    Calibration lamp on mirror covers.

    Baffle-Lamp-2-Off
    Calibration lamp on mirror covers.

    Baffle-Lamp-3-On
    Calibration lamp on mirror covers.

    Baffle-Lamp-3-Off
    Calibration lamp on mirror covers.

    Building-Hoist-Position *
    Move building to hoist position.

    Building-Park-Position *
    Move building to park position.

    Camera-Probe-CCD
    Pickup mirror for StanCam into the beam.

    Camera-Probe-FIES
    Pickup mirror for FIES into the beam, alias for camera-probe-split.

    Camera-Probe-Park
    Pickup mirrors out of the beam.

    Camera-Probe-Split
    Pickup mirror for FIES into the beam.

    CCD-Filter
    StanCam filter.

    DEC-Delta
    DEC delta. *

    Equatorial-Offset
    Equatorial offset.



    Field-Rotation
    Set field rotation.

    Field-Delta-Rotation
    Add to field rotation.

    Focus-Delta
    Set focus offset for filter.

    Focus-Position
    Set telescope focus.

    Get-Guide-Star *
    Get guide star.

    Guide-Probe-Center
    Guide probe in center.

    Guide-Probe-Park
    Guide probe in park position.

    Guide-Probe-Position
    Set guide probe position.

    Guide-Star-Automatic
    Automatic guide star acquisition.

    Guide-Star-Manual
    Manual guide star acquisition.

    Horisontal-Offset
    Offset in Azimuth and Altitude.

    Idle-Mode
    Same as Abort-Preset.

    Initialize-TV-Filter
    For non-cooperative filter wheel drive.

    Instrument-Name
    Set actual instrument name and preferred guide star field.

    Instrument-Parallactic-Angle
    Parallactic angle for instrument.

    Manual-TV-Focus
    TV focus only by manual setting.

    Name-CCD-Filter
    Name StanCam filter.

    New-Object
    Do not insert new object into catalogue, just go to it.

    Offset-Mode
    Offset mode.

    Offset-Size
    Offset size.

    Permanent-Offset-Adopt
    Adopt permanent offset - compensates for pointing errors.

    Permanent-Offset-Reset
    Reset permanent offset.

    Probe-Step-Size
    Set guide probe step size.

    RA-Delta
    RA Delta. *

    Rotator-Automatic
    Rotator keeps current field rotation.

    Rotator-Manual
    Rotator manual.

    Rotator-Position
    Rotator Position.

    Rotator-Turn-360
    Rotator turns 360 degrees.

    Set-Rate
    Set rate.

    Show-Page
    Show page. *

    Store-Pointing-Data
    Start tracking.

    Tracking-On
    Start tracking.

    TV-filter
    Filter for guide probe TV camera.

    TV-Focus
    Set guide TV focus. *

    X
    Set guide probe x-position.

    Y
    Set guide probe y-position.

    Zenith
    Point telescope to zenith (park position). *

    Catalogue Handling

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    Append-Object
    Append new object to end of catalogue.

    Delete-Selected-Object
    Delete object from catalogue.

    Enter-Object
    Add new object to catalogue. *

    Erase-Catalogue
    Erase current catalogue.



    Find-Object
    Searches the current catalogue from first entry, if not found then searches standard catalogues for a match, if found there then inserts the matching object into the current catalogue.

    Goto-Object
    First does a find object as described above, then presets to the object if found.

    Insert-Actual-Position
    Add current position to catalogue. *

    Insert-Nearest-FK5
    Add nearest FK5 star to catalogue. *

    List-Catalogue-Errors
    List errors in catalogue.

    Local-Read-Catalogue
    Read catalogue from the local TCS disc.

    Local-Store-Catalogue
    Store the actual catalogue on the local TCS disc.

    Preset-To-Selected
    Preset to selected object coordinates with current field rotation. *

    Preset-With-Parallactic-Angle-To-Selected
    Preset to selected object coordinates with parallactic angle. *

    Read-Catalogue
    Read catalogue into TCS.

    Select-Next-Object
    Select next object in catalogue. *

    Select-Previous-Object
    Select previous object in catalogue. *

    Sort-Catalogue
    Sorts the objects in the current catalogue after the specified item like Name, RA, DEC etc..

    Store-Catalogue
    Store the actual catalogue.























    Autoguider

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    0
    Do not move any of the suggested stars to center of star box (in auto positioning).

    1
    Move suggested star number 1 to center of star box (in auto positioning).

    2
    Move suggested star number 2 to center of star box (in auto positioning).

    3
    Move suggested star number 3 to center of star box (in auto positioning).

    Auto-Positioning-Off
    Put guide star in the star box the traditional manual way.

    Auto-Positioning-Semi
    At a preset, up to 3 guide stars are searched for and marked on autoguider screen, user chooses one of them.

    Auto-Positioning-Full
    Places star box at center, then not moved. At a preset, guide star is (as far as possible) automatically placed in the star box wherever the box is and autoguiding switched on.

    Auto-Positioning-Retry
    Try again.

    Background-Box-Position
    Position for sky box on guide monitor.

    Background-Box-Quadrant-Size
    Size of sky box on guide monitor.

    Box-At-Center
    Guide probe box to center of guide monitor.

    Box-Motion-Start
    Star box motion start.

    Box-Motion-Stop
    Star box motion stop.

    Ag-Off
    Stop autoguiding.

    Ag-On
    Start autoguiding.

    Ag-Relaxed-On
    Start relaxed autoguiding (move guide box to star).

    Star-Box-Position
    Position of auto-guider box.

    Star-Box-Quadrant-Size
    Size of auto-guider box.





    Active Optics

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    Active-Optics-Off
    Switch off active optics.

    Active-Optics-On
    Switch on active optics.

    Copy-EngZ-To-AlternateZ
    Copy EngZ To AlternateZ.

    Copy-WFSz-To-AlternateZ
    Copy WFSz To AlternateZ.

    Use-Alternate-Zernike
    Use alternative zernike.

    Use-WFS-Zernike
    Use WFS zernike.

    Zernike-Tables-Off
    Zernike tables off.

    Zernike-Tables-On
    Zernike tables on.

    Commands for terminal use only

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    Show-Page
    Show page. *

    Status-Menu
    Show status menu. *

    Catalogue-Menu
    Shows catalogue menu. *

    Log-Menu
    Shows log menu. *

    Refresh-Screen
    Refresh TCS screen.

    Access-Code
    For remote terminal users.

    UI-Exit
    UI exit (On control room UI terminal only after explicit permission from staff).

    Latest update: IS 2012-03-18 Fully up-to-date.

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