Showmidpoint is software used with the photon integrator to graphically display the number of counts detected by the integrator during the course of the exposure and display the photon weighted midpoint time of the exposure.
The software is started from any user computer with the command showmidpt. This brings up the GUI shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1: Showmidpoint GUI
The top section of the GUI displays a graph of the number of counts detected by the integrator as a function of time, as well as the total number of counts.
The lower section of the GUI displays the observation number along with the exposure start, photon weighted midpoint, and exposure end times. The total number of counts and missed samples are also displayed for each exposure. These figures will be displayed at the time the shutter closes and are recorded in the FITS header of the data.
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