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TCS Command summary

This command summary is still under construction. Characters written in green are the Schwarz nemonics for the full commands which are written in red.

Shortcuts:
Opening and Closing
Telescope Motions
Catalogues and Presetting
Rotator
CCD Camera (Stancam)
Autoguider
Status pages

Opening and Closing

  • hu-op Open-Upper-Hatch
    Open upper dome hatch. (Check weather conditions first).

  • hu-cl Close-Upper-Hatch
    Close upper dome hatch.

  • hl-op Open-Lower-Hatch
    Open lower dome hatch.

  • hl-cl Close-Lower-Hatch
    Close upper dome hatch.

  • mi-op Open-Mirror-Cover
    Open mirror cover.

  • mi-cl Close-Mirror-Cover
    Close mirror cover.

  • Telescope Motions

  • tm-ze Zenith
    Move telescope to zenith position.

  • Catalogues and Presetting

  • ca-re Load-Catalog
    Load an object catalogue from a disk file.

  • ca-sa Store-Catalog
    Store the current object catalogue on disk.

  • ca-se Select-Object
    Go to a specific entry in the current catalogue.

  • pr-ob Preset-To-This
    Preset to the currently selected catalogue object.

  • Rotator

  • ro-au Rotator-Automatic
    Put the rotator in automatic mode.

  • ro-ma Rotator-Manual
    Put the rotator in manual mode.

  • ro-po Rotator-Position
    Set the rotator to a specific angle.

  • ro-fi Field-Rotation
    Huh? Is this the same as "Rotator-Position"?

  • ro-360 Rotator-Turn-360
    Run the rotator through a full revolution.

  • CCD Camera (Stancam)

  • cp-fi CCD-Filter
    Change the StanCam filter.

  • cp-in CCD-Probe-CCD
    Move the StanCam pickoff mirror probe into the beam.

  • cp-ou CCD-Probe-Park
    Move the StanCaom pickoff mirror probe out of the beam and into the park position.

  • cp-ws CCD-Probe-Splitter
    Move the StanCam probe to the wave front sensor.

  • Autoguider

    TV Camera

  • tv-on TV-On
    Turn on autoguider TV camera. (Check lights are out first!)

  • tv-of TV-Off
    Turn off autoguider TV camera.

  • tv-fi TV-Filter
    Change the autoguider TV filter.

  • Autoguider

  • ag-on Auto-Guide
    Start autoguiding. (Not relaxed, autoguider assumes that the box is in the correct position and moves the star to its center.)

  • ag-re-on Relaxed-Autoguide
    Start autoguiding in relaxed mode - autoguider assumes star is currently in the correct location and spends the first few seconds moving the center of the box to that position before keeping the star there.

  • ag-of Auto-Stop
    Stop autoguiding.

  • ag-bo-po Box-Position
    Autoguider box position. Use this command to locate the star box at a particular point in the image display.

  • ag-bo-si Box-Size
    Set the size of the autoguider star box.

  • Guide Probe

  • gp-ce Guide-Probe-Center
    Move the guide probe to the center of the field (this obstructs the light path to the Cass instrument).

  • gp-pa Guide-Probe-Park
    Park the guide probe.

  • gp-de-up User-Position
    Move the guide probe to a user defined position. Refer to the plot it the TCS manual to identify the regions of the field which are available to the guide probe.

  • gp-fi Probe-Fiber
    Move the guide probe to the fibre-optic position.

  • Status Pages


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