This article links the descriptions of several auxiliary devices installed on the RCC telescope.
See the article Spectrograph fiber camera for more details.
While positioning, the program
rccpanel enables the observer to manually adjust the position of the star with respect to the fiber. This program can be ran on
m5 with the following command from the system shell (i.e. start from xterm or a VNC session):
rccpanel --speed n &
n is the slewing speed in arcsec/s. The value of
n can have a maximum value of 10 (otherwise, i.e. specifying larger numbers, it will be truncated down to 10). A very simple GUI panel will pop up where the observer can move the telescope in four directions by simply pressing buttons. Note that the value of 10 is relatively large for very precise manual positioning.
Some important notes:
rccpanelprogram, the tracking must be switched on. Namely, run the command
set mount track onfrom CCDSH before pressing the buttons of this panel.
mod_criorcc.soin order to use
rccpanel. Otherwise, staring
rccpanelwould fail with a connection error.
rccpanelmight cause glitches, that can be solved only by restarting
See the page RCC autoguiding for more details about the available options for autoguiding.