AO Commissioning on 21 June 2011

Observer(s):S. Esposito, JC. Guerra, F. Quiros-Pacheo, J. Argomedo, D.Miller

Telescope Operator: D. Gonzalez (LBTO)

SW Support: N. Cushing, D. Cox (Tucson)

Telescope Support: M. Midkiff (LBTO)

Instrument Support: D. Officer (LBTO)

Summary

Details

02:42 Open Chamber

02:45 iif_preset, BS9158, MODE=TRACK, GS=4, ROTMODE=IDLE - Success

02:50 Take images with Doug's observer script
  • observe, filein, fileout, retval
# Test of observing script
# 27Apr2011  DLM
camera, EXP=1.0, FRAMES=2, COADDS=1, FILTER=5
dither, COORD=detxy, TYPE=box, SIZE=2, DIST=10.0, ITER=1
  • Did not wait for filter wheel to arrive.
    • Ctrl-C
    • popd

02:55 observe, filein, fileout, retval - Success
  • Low counts in Ks so Ctrl-C out of script, popd
  • checked AGW stage position and it was not on-axis, parked

03:02 Simone has David point the telescope to Zenith so he can turn off the URTH fans.

03:14 David preset to an M5 star to set IE and CA

03:25 observe, file1, file2, retval, with
# Test of observing script
# 27Apr2011  DLM
preset, OBJECT=PISCES_13, MODE=ace, GS=11, RS=0, PA=56
auto_collimate
runao
  • Failed, could not find catalog PISCES. It is in LBTO account, but I am running from dlmiller account

03:26 iif_preset, Pisces_13, MODE=ACE, GS=11, RS=0 , PA=56 (added Pisces_13 to my account)
      # Target star: 0   Pisces_13
        13:05:26.5489 +41:40:52.221 RADEC 2000.0 J2000 0.0 0.0 9.50 R 0.00 B_V 1.65
      # Guide star: 11
        13:05:52.4948 +41:42:28.811 RADEC 2000.0 J2000 0.0 0.0 12.04 R 1.58 B_V 0.63
      # AO Reference star: 0
        13:05:26.5489 +41:40:52.221 RADEC 2000.0 J2000 0.0 0.0 9.50 U 0.00 B_V 0.5
  
      # Y-Axis Position Angle:   71.58
  
        request = irc PresetTelescope 56.00 POSITION ADAPTIVEACE right; echo $?
===> Error in irc_presetTelescope
        err = Resmsg[0]  = PresetTelescope result status: Error
        err = Resmsg[1]  = Stop[28] complete
        err = Resmsg[2]  = Timeout waiting for slopecompctrl.R.MASTERD.DECIMATION.CUR (-5001) TIMEOUT_ERROR
        err = Resmsg[3]  = PresetAO[29] failed - Timeout waiting for slopecompctrl.R.MASTERD.DECIMATION.CUR (-5001) TIMEOUT_ERROR
  • The AO system received a "*Power Off*" for the WFS, which was executed. Nobody sent it from an AOS GUI. Not clear where it came from.

03:40 observe, "test_preset.obs', fileout, retval
  • Failed
      # Target star: 0   Pisces_13
        13:05:26.5489 +41:40:52.221 RADEC 2000.0 J2000 0.0 0.0 9.50 R 0.00 B_V 1.65
      # Guide star: 11
        13:05:52.4948 +41:42:28.811 RADEC 2000.0 J2000 0.0 0.0 12.04 R 1.58 B_V 0.63
      # AO Reference star: 0
        13:05:26.5489 +41:40:52.221 RADEC 2000.0 J2000 0.0 0.0 9.50 U 0.00 B_V 0.5
  
      preset, Pisces_13, MODE=ACE, GS=11, RS=0, PA=56.0000
  
===> Error in irc_presetTelescope
        err = Resmsg[0]  = PresetTelescope result status: Error
        err = Resmsg[1]  = Stop[32] complete
        err = Resmsg[2]  = Timeout waiting for slopecompctrl.R.STATUS (-5001) TIMEOUT_ERROR
        err = Resmsg[3]  = PresetAO[33] failed - Timeout waiting for slopecompctrl.R.STATUS (-5001) TIMEOUT_ERROR
           360 nm rms wavefront error in iteration 1
  => Collimated in 1 iterations
      runao: closing the AO loop
===> Error in irc_runao
        err = Resmsg[0]  = RunAO result status: Error
        err = Resmsg[1]  = right Preset inactive
  • The failed preset should have stopped the script, but it continued: waited for collimation and sent runao

03:50 Simone and Javier send from AOS GUI:
  • presetAO - Success
  • acqureRefAO - Success
  • startAO - Success

03:55 observe, 'test_preset.obs', fileout, retval
  • preset, ACE - Success
  • runao - Failed
      runao: closing the AO loop
===> Error in irc_runao
        err = Resmsg[0]  = RunAO result status: Error
        err = Resmsg[1]  =          err = Resmsg[2]  = AcquireRef[41] failed
  • Shell Ripped

04:00 From AO Engineering GUI
  • presetAO - Success
  • acquireRefAO - Low order closed loop in acquireRefAO correced ~ 2000+ nm of astigmatism+ seen on the guide image - Success
  • startAO - Success

04:06 From AO Eng. GUI run auto_gain routine
  • take some image

04:08 Doug fixed problem with observe routine where script continued even though preset returned fail

04:23 observe, 'test_preset.obs', fileout, retval
  • preset, ACE - Success
  • runao - Success (return success to IIF and IRC)
  • Loop opened because AO gain was 0, secondary start skipping frames and then loop open
  • Javier set gain on AO Eng. GUI and send startOA from AOS GUI. - Success
  • Not clear why gain was not set...

04:32 observe, 'test_preset.obs', fileout, retval
  • preset, ACE - Success
  • GCS communication error - David stops and starts GCS. Fixes the problem

04:35 observe, 'test_preset.obs', fileout, retval
  • preset, ACE - Success
  • runao - Success Loop is Closed using IIF commands only
  • JC collect some data in FeII filter, 1 second image ~141
  • run autogain
  • collect optic loop diagnostic data

04:48 observe, 'test_preset.obs', fileout, retval
  • preset, ACE - Success
  • runao - Success Loop is Closed using IIF commands only
  • run autogain for AO Eng GUI

Note The autogain procedure will be reinstalled in the runAO request from the IIF so it will automatically be performed. The AO system will return a succes to the runao request only when autogain is done. The instrument can immediately start taking images.

05:08 observe, 'test_preset.obs', fileout, retval, /ACQUIRE
# Test of observing script
# 27Apr2011  DLM
preset, OBJECT=AO522, MODE=ace, GS=11, RS=0, PA=56
auto_collimate
runao
  • Acquire preset with ROTMODE=IDLE - Success
  • set PA = 0, GS=5 preset ACE.
    • Problem, Rotator when to 210+
    • David click hold and then put it back to 160
    • Checked and my preset had PA=56, as in the script, not the value I type into the popup box. Must Check

05:15 observe, 'test_preset.obs', fileout, retval
  • preset - Success
  • script stopped - It should have collimated and then runao. Why Did it Exit

05:20 iif_runao from IDL command line - Success
  • Double star
  • ~100 mas apart
  • ~ same magnitude
  • pisces image 0212.fits

05:30-06:25 Three more closed loops with IIF commands

06:25 Edit AO522.catalog to have Rmag=14.2. 14.4 was right on the

05:29 observe, 'test_preset.obs', fileout, retval
  • preset - Success
  • send at prompt runao
  • Shell Rip

06:34 observe, 'test_preset.obs', fileout, retval -Failed
===> Error in irc_presetTelescope
        err = Resmsg[0]  = PresetTelescope result status: Error
        err = Resmsg[1]  = Stop[95] complete
        err = Resmsg[2]  = Reading shared buffer masterdiagnostic.R:OPTLOOPBUF (-5001) TIMEOUT_ERROR
        err = Resmsg[3]  = PresetAO[96] failed - Reading shared buffer masterdiagnostic.R:OPTLOOPBUF (-5001) TIMEOUT_ERROR

06:37 observe, 'test_preset.obs', fileout, retval
  • preset, ACE - Success
  • runao - Success

06:41 observe, 'test_preset.obs', fileout, retval
  • preset, ACE - Success
  • runao - Success, but skip frame and the Rip the shell

6:58 IDL> observe, file1, file2, retval
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   => Format correct in script /OldRepository/PISCES_Data/20110621/scripts/test_preset.obs
   => Flag values acceptable in script /OldRepository/PISCES_Data/20110621/scripts/test_preset.obs
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
*** Waiting for the user to press the "OK" button on the popup box ***
*** Waiting for the user to press the "OK" button on the popup box ***
  
      # Target star: 0   AO522
        15:18:58.5014 +21:47:49.241 RADEC 2000.0 J2000 0.0 0.0 14.20 R 2.90 B_V 1.65
      # Guide star: 5
        15:18:49.3247 +21:51:29.121 RADEC 2000.0 J2000 0.0 0.0 14.60 R 1.45 B_V 0.63
      # AO Reference star: 0
        15:18:58.5014 +21:47:49.241 RADEC 2000.0 J2000 0.0 0.0 14.20 U 2.90 B_V 0.5
  
      preset, AO522, MODE=ACE, GS=5, RS=0, PA=0
  
obs_preset       0
 
           444 nm rms wavefront error in iteration 1
  => Collimated in 1 iterations
      runao: closing the AO loop
===> Error in irc_runao
        err = Resmsg[0]  = RunAO result status: Error
        err = Resmsg[1]  =          err = Resmsg[2]  = AcquireRef[107] failed
IDL>
  • Elevation:58
  • preset, ACE - Success
  • runao - Success, but skip frame at the moment to close the loop. Rip the shell

7:04 IDL> observe, file1, file2, retval

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   => Format correct in script /OldRepository/PISCES_Data/20110621/scripts/test_preset.obs
   => Flag values acceptable in script /OldRepository/PISCES_Data/20110621/scripts/test_preset.obs
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
*** Waiting for the user to press the "OK" button on the popup box ***
*** Waiting for the user to press the "OK" button on the popup box ***
  
      # Target star: 0   AO522
        15:18:58.5014 +21:47:49.241 RADEC 2000.0 J2000 0.0 0.0 14.20 R 2.90 B_V 1.65
      # Guide star: 5
        15:18:49.3247 +21:51:29.121 RADEC 2000.0 J2000 0.0 0.0 14.60 R 1.45 B_V 0.63
      # AO Reference star: 0
        15:18:58.5014 +21:47:49.241 RADEC 2000.0 J2000 0.0 0.0 14.20 U 2.90 B_V 0.5
  
      preset, AO522, MODE=ACE, GS=5, RS=0, PA=0
  
obs_preset       0
           510 nm rms wavefront error in iteration 1
  => Collimated in 1 iterations
      runao: closing the AO loop
===> Error in irc_runao
        err = Resmsg[0]  = RunAO result status: Error
        err = Resmsg[1]  =          err = Resmsg[2]  = AcquireRef[110] failed
* Elevation:55
  • preset, ACE - Success
  • runao - Success, but skip frame at the moment to close the loop. Rip the shell

7:06 > observe, file1, file2, retval
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   => Format correct in script /OldRepository/PISCES_Data/20110621/scripts/test_preset.obs
   => Flag values acceptable in script /OldRepository/PISCES_Data/20110621/scripts/test_preset.obs
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
*** Waiting for the user to press the "OK" button on the popup box ***
*** Waiting for the user to press the "OK" button on the popup box ***
  
      # Target star: 0   AO522
        15:18:58.5014 +21:47:49.241 RADEC 2000.0 J2000 0.0 0.0 14.20 R 2.90 B_V 1.65
      # Guide star: 5
        15:18:49.3247 +21:51:29.121 RADEC 2000.0 J2000 0.0 0.0 14.60 R 1.45 B_V 0.63
      # AO Reference star: 0
        15:18:58.5014 +21:47:49.241 RADEC 2000.0 J2000 0.0 0.0 14.20 U 2.90 B_V 0.5
  
      preset, AO522, MODE=ACE, GS=5, RS=0, PA=0
  
obs_preset       0
          1724 nm rms wavefront error in iteration 1
           788 nm rms wavefront error in iteration 2
  => Collimated in 2 iterations
      runao: closing the AO loop
*******************
*
*   TWiki ready log file written to test_preset_obs.log
*
*******************
* Elevation:54
  • preset, ACE - Success
  • runao - Success, but skip frame at the moment to close the loop. Rip the shell

7:10 observe, file1, file2, retval
  • Elevation:54
  • preset, ACE - Success
  • runao - Success the execution. FAILED Close loop during 3 minutes RIP the cell.

7:18 observe, file1, file2, retval

07:20observe, 'test_preset.obs', fileout, retval, /ACQUIRE
  • Not sure the dim star is our on-axis star (Rmag = 15.9)
  • David line up on a

07:30 observe, 'test_preset.obs', fileout, retval
# Test of observing script
# 27Apr2011  DLM
preset, OBJECT=AO663, MODE=ace, GS=12, RS=0, PA=-90
auto_collimate
runao
  • presetao - Sucess
  • acquirerefao - Success
  • startao - Success but skip frames and RIP

7:45 observe, file1, file2, retval. Magnitude 14.5 * presetao - Sucess
  • acquirerefao - Success
  • startao - Success but skip frames and RIP * Saved optical loop data.


Talking with Marco Xompero about the continous RIP tonight.

8:40 observe, filein, fileout, retval
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   => Format correct in script /OldRepository/PISCES_Data/20110621/scripts/test_preset.obs
   => Flag values acceptable in script /OldRepository/PISCES_Data/20110621/scripts/test_preset.obs
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
*** Waiting for the user to press the "OK" button on the popup box ***
*** Waiting for the user to press the "OK" button on the popup box ***
  
      # Target star: 0   AO662
        18:17:47.5243 +26:39:58.516 RADEC 2000.0 J2000 0.0 0.0 15.90 R 2.20 B_V 1.65
      # Guide star: 15
        18:17:45.8630 +26:43:59.104 RADEC 2000.0 J2000 0.0 0.0 13.09 R 1.44 B_V 0.63
      # AO Reference star: 0
        18:17:47.5243 +26:39:58.516 RADEC 2000.0 J2000 0.0 0.0 15.90 U 2.20 B_V 0.5
  
      preset, AO662, MODE=ACE, GS=15, RS=0, PA=45.0000
  
obs_preset       0
           811 nm rms wavefront error in iteration 1
  => Collimated in 1 iterations
      runao: closing the AO loop
*******************
*
*   TWiki ready log file written to test_preset_obs.log
*
*************

    • Failed. RIP the shell

8:43 observe, filein, fileout, retval. Same star.

8:30-8:58 3X observe, 'test_preset.obs', file2, retval. Magnitude 15.9
  • presetao - Success
  • acquirerefao - Success
  • startao - Success

09:20 observe, 'test_preset.obs', file2, retval. Magnitude 13.8: AO659
  • presetao - Success
  • acquirerefao - Success
  • startao - Success

09:23-09 several acquirerefao failures. Marco changed a parameter to keep shell from Ripping when get skip frames

09:51 4X observe, 'test_preset.obs', file2, retval. Magnitude 13.8 AO659
  • presetao - Success
  • acquirerefao - Success
  • startao - Success

10:40 observe, 'test_dither', fileout, retval

10:50 observe, test_preset, /ACQUIRE
  • David set the ptmodel

10:54 observe, 'test_preset.obs', file2, retval. Magnitude 9,0 AO727
  • presetao - Success
  • acquirerefao - Success
  • startao - Success

10:54 observe, 'test_preset.obs', file2, retval. Magnitude 9,0 AO727
  • presetao - Success
  • acquirerefao - Success
  • startao - Success
  • Guide camera was vignetting about 15% of the pyramid so loop closed, but then skip frames and opened. Did not Rip mirror.

11:08 observe, 'test_preset.obs', file2, retval. Magnitude 9,0 AO727
  • presetao - Success
  • acquirerefao - Success
  • startao - Success

11:12 observe, 'test_preset.obs', file2, retval. Magnitude 9,0 AO727
  • presetao - Success
  • acquirerefao - Success
  • startao - Success
  • Pause
  • iif_offset, 0, -10, COORD='DETXY' in another terminal to center star on Pisces
  • Click OK
  • Dither, box-2, 5" detxy - Success

11:20 observe, 'test_preset.obs', file2, retval. Magnitude 10.2 AO727
  • presetao - Success
  • acquirerefao - Success
  • startao - Success - Losed loop, but choose binning 1 (all others were binning 2). not enough photons so skip frames the open loop.

11:29 observe, 'test_preset.obs', file2, retval. Magnitude 10.2 AO727
  • presetao - Success
  • acquirerefao - Success
  • startao - Success - bin 1
  • autogain routine

11:57 StopAO and close

Summary

-- DougMiller - 21 Jun 2011
Topic revision: r7 - 25 Jul 2014, DouglasFisher
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