LGS Operations at Gemini North

Visit was coordinated by Dolores Coulson and Jesse Ball on September 3rd, 2014.

Laser specs

  • Solid-state Lockheed Martin laser, ~11 W,
  • KoC: 5 arcmin.

Operations

  • One telescope operator (Adam), one queue observing operator (Jesse), one laser operator (in Hilo), two spotters (one outside at a time, one hour shifts).
  • Two spotter stations: North, South (only one station used at a time).
  • Air traffic monitoring: FlightAware.
  • In-dome cameras: Panasonic low light level, changing to Axis SunStar 800.
  • SAS GUI has an option to enter blanket closures.
  • Spotter wages: $13/hour, $21/ hour after 40 hours (overtime), $600/year for personal gear (shoes, jacket, hat, gloves, etc.). 15 hours per night, plus meals and boarding at HP. Extreme cold gear (orange overall from WearGuard) provided.
  • Spotters team: 7 plus one spotter lead.

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Comments

 
  • Gemini North Control Room:
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  • TCS GUI:
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  • Queue Observing GUI:
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  • Laser Interlocks GUI:
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  • Laser Status GUI:
    IMG_2349.JPG

  • Laser Target Tracking System (LTTS) GUI:
    IMG_2351.JPG

  • Spotter:
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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
IMG_2340.JPGJPG IMG_2340.JPG manage 3 MB 15 Feb 2015 - 04:06 GustavoRahmer Gemini North Control Room
IMG_2344.JPGJPG IMG_2344.JPG manage 1 MB 15 Feb 2015 - 04:11 GustavoRahmer TCS GUI
IMG_2345.JPGJPG IMG_2345.JPG manage 1 MB 15 Feb 2015 - 04:11 GustavoRahmer Queue Observing GUI
IMG_2346.JPGJPG IMG_2346.JPG manage 4 MB 15 Feb 2015 - 04:12 GustavoRahmer Laser Interlocks GUI
IMG_2349.JPGJPG IMG_2349.JPG manage 4 MB 15 Feb 2015 - 04:13 GustavoRahmer Laser Status GUI
IMG_2351.JPGJPG IMG_2351.JPG manage 1 MB 15 Feb 2015 - 04:13 GustavoRahmer Laser Target Tracking System (LTTS) GUI
IMG_2352.JPGJPG IMG_2352.JPG manage 1 MB 15 Feb 2015 - 04:17 GustavoRahmer Spotter
Topic revision: r2 - 15 Feb 2015, GustavoRahmer
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