Software OverviewObserving with the Nickel Direct Imaging Camera is controlled through a suite of programs that operate in concert, but are addressed through several GUI's, separated by function as follows:
|Summary of Observing Software for the Nickel Telescope and Direct Imaging Camera|
|Data-Taker||Control CCD array and set exposure parameters
(starting the data-taker also starts the Motor Controller).
|Motor Controller||Filter and aperture wheel control
(this program starts when data-taking program is started;
this program also controls motors for Nickel Spectrograph).
|POCO||Telescope pointing and control|
|Auxilliary Telescope Hardware||Dome shutter, windscreen, and flatfield lamp control.|
|Guider||Acquisition/guide TV and autoguider control.|
|Coords||Read starlists and display starcharts|
|Check40||Permissions and Weather Status GUI|
|Eventsounds||Sound generator for exposure events|
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