Observing with the Hamilton Spectrograph requires a suite of programs that operate in concert, but are addressed through several GUIs, separated by function as follows:
|Summary of Observing Software for the Hamilton Spectrograph|
|Data-Taker||Control CCD array and set exposure parameters.||
ssh user@dusty ham_coude_start or ssh user@dusty ham__cat_start For the Shane or CAT telescopes, respectively.
|Hamilton Motor Controller||Control Hamilton motorized stages: aperture plate, filter wheel, CCD focus, grating tilt, height, guider filter wheel, guider focus, guider zoom, arc and flat lamps, and iodine cell.|
|Showmidpoint||Photon Integrator user interface.|
|Eventsounds||Sound generator for exposure events.|
catpc: eventsounds -a hamilton or gouda: eventsounds hamilton
|Coords||Starlist reading program. CAT observing version also precesses coordinates for CAT telescope pointing.|
gouda: coords -poco yes or catpc: coords -poco no -focus CAT/new -number
|Guider Copy||Show a copy of the coude guider image on gouda for Shane Hamilton operations.|
gouda: guidercopy coude
|Guider||CAT acquistion and guide camera software.|
redeye2: guider_coude_start or redeye2: guider_cat_start For the Shane or CAT telescopes, respectively.
|Slit Room Controller||Iodine cell and CAT pickoff mirror controller.|
|1If no computer is specified, command is available and the same on every user computer.|
Your observing needs and which telescope you are working at will determine which of the above pieces of software you will need for observing. Only the Data-Taker and the Hamilton Controller are required for all Hamilton Spectrograph Observers.
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