Left Direct Gregorian Technical Observing with IRTC: UT 2009 October 28

Observer: JHill (LBTO)
Telescope Operator: ACeranski
Instrument Support:
Telescope Support:
SW support: (Tucson)


Night lost to weather. Winds gusting to 80 mph.


All Times in UT

05:00 Running some closed dome test presets to test new version of MCSPU. This version ignores the acceleration term when extrapolating the tracking polynomials into the limits.

05:03 pointto M5_0036 ACTIVE PA=0

05:07 pointto M5_0036 ACTIVE PA=260 then Aaron purposefully wraps it by hand.

irc OffsetPointing 5. 0. 0. DETXY MOUNT true ABS left > Problem with command (preset was inactive)

05:07 pointto M5_0036 TRACK PA=260 (rotator is too smart about unwrapping)

05:19 pointto M5_0042 TRACK PA=200

05:21 offset 0 0 ROToff=20

05:19 pointto M5_0042 TRACK PA=-90

05:28 pointto M5_0042 gs=0 TelM="TRACK" PA=115

~06:00 Software correctly stopped the rotator just before reaching the limit.

06:39 Power outage - switch to generator.

-- DougMiller - 21 Oct 2009
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daq.20091028.gifgif daq.20091028.gif manage 38 K 28 Oct 2009 - 17:50 JohnHill Plot of Telescope and Mirror Temperatures
Topic revision: r4 - 28 Oct 2009, JohnHill
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