You can use the telescope and the camera via ssh login and screen. See description here: Usage of the screen program
An example for ssh login:
ssh -X firstname.lastname@example.org where user is your username on
Or, alternatively, you can use x2go to connect to the RCC control computer,
To use x2go, you need the following setup:
m5outside of the konkoly network, you have to tick
Use proxy server for SSH connection.
Set display DPIand set it to 96.
m5, add your folder here.
Enter your working directory in a console:
cd /data/user/YYYYMMDD Always save your fits files into the data folder!
In a console type:
rcc-test If everything is green, proceed further. If not, contact the support astronomer.
In a console type:
acectrl --status If
Main pickoff mirror is
on, the telescope is ready for spectroscopic observations. If not, type
acectrl --start. Start
ds9. Check the telescope:
Start CCDSH in a console:
If your .ccdsh_startup file is not prepared for the usage of the spectrograph camera, type in CCDSH:
source /usr/local/ccdsh/scripts/load-spec.ccdsh This will load the camera driver.
status; rcc status in CCDSH. If everything is green, proceed further.
Check the camera temperature in CCDSH:
get temperature If it is not cooled down, cool it down:
set temperature -40
If the temperature difference between the actual temperature of the camera and the target temperature is big, cool it down in two steps. In summer, the target temperature should be -35 Celsius, in other seasons -40.
Cool the guider camera. Type in a console:
rcc-autoguide.fli --temperature -30
Open the dome slit. In CCDSH:
set dome slit open
Open the guider cap:
rcc guidercap open
Start the tracking:
set mount track on
Start the automatic dome rotation:
rcc dome auto
Open the tube and mirror covers:
rcc tubecover open
After 30 seconds:
rcc mirrorcover open
rcc status. If everything is opened and green, proceed.