Here's a quick and illustrated guide to initial AO setup and GUI-opening. If you need a more detailed set up guide, LBTI AO Setup and this page for it's illustrations are informative.

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First steps


  1. Login to a rm507 machine as "LBTI Engineering" (SX = left, DX = right) (If no list for log-in need to log in with user "LBTIeng" and password ask for pass.
  2. Open a terminal on the desktop
  3. lbti-chrome to open a chrome browser
    1. in one tab, go to http://lbti-web:8080. This is the main LBTI telescope control page.
    2. in another tab, go to http://lbti-web:8080/pulizzis.html (or use the "Engineering Tools" menus at the top of the first page). This page controls WFS (and other LBTI) hardware power.
  4. lbti-tabs to open the color-coded LBTI terminal (WFS-dark blue, AdSec - dark red, Telescope - light blue, Local - black)

The following sections can be done in parallel, and in any order.



  1. Use the 4th (black background) tab of the LBTI terminal
  2. AOSGUI left& or AOSGUI right&
  3. From the AOSGUI, click "AO Commands" in the upper right corner



  1. Use the 1st, WFS, (dark blue) tab of the LBTI terminal
    1. go_sxwfs or go_dxwfs to connect to WFS machine
    2. w_check to check wfs software status
    3. turn wfs software off and on again (or just on, if already off): w_stop_all then w_start_all
  2. wfseng& to open WFS GUIGUI
  3. From WFS GUIGUI, click "WFS HW GUI"
  4. From the Chrome browser, use the "pulizzi" power control page
    1. Find the block of outlets called "SX WFS Rack" or "DX WFS Rack"
    2. Click on the grey oblongs to turn on...
      1. Outlet 8, WFS Tip-Tilt Controller
      2. Outlet 15, CCD47 Tray Power
      3. Outlet 16, BCU2K 24 Volt Power
      4. Watch the WFS HW GUI (#3) until all status boxes EXCEPT "OCAM2K" have green checks. If "Tip Tilt" is red X, power cycle outlet 15 (possibly a few times).
      5. Turn on Outlet 5, OCAM 24 Volt Power Supply. Watch the "OCAM2K" tab of the HW GUI until it says "STATE_OPERATING"
  5. From the OCAM2K tab of the HW GUI, select "1x1 Cropped". Once it finishes, click "Live View"
  6. From the CCD47 tab of the HW GUI, select "4x4" binning. Once it finishes, click "Live View"
  7. From the WFS GUIGUI, click "WFS Arbitrator"
  8. From the WFS GUIGUI, click "System Processes"



  1. Use the 2nd, Adsec, (red) tab of the LBTI terminal
    1. go_soulsxadsec for SX
    2. for DX, use go_dxadsec and then follow instructions on Adsec Soul Maneuvers page to convert to SOUL software.
  2. adsceng& to open Adsec GUIGUI
  3. From Adsec GUIGUI, click "Adsec Control GUI"
  4. From Adsec GUIGUI, click "Mirror GUI"
  5. From the Adsec GUIGUI, click "FLAO GUI"
    1. Make sure that the box next to "Intervention Mode" in the top right corner is green. If not, click "Set Intervention"
  6. From the Adsec GUIGUI, click "System Processes"


  1. Use the 3rd, Telescope, (light blue) tab of the LBTI terminal
    1. go_obs3 for SX
    2. go_obs4 for DX
  2. cd /home/telescope/sallanson/pointnear
  3. ./paddle& for telescope pointing paddle


  1. Open Observing Log for the evening, go to Observing Log for assistance there.


  1. for eyeballs that track your cursor position: xeyes& from obs (light blue) terminal
  2. for John Hill's sweet suite of telemetry plots: LBTplot& from obs (light blue) terminal
  3. for a read-only view of the science cameras: http://lbti-web:8081 from Chrome
    1. user is mrReadOnly
    2. ask for password
  4. for live LBTO webcams: (Firefox)

Topic revision: r10 - 18 Jan 2021, EmilyMailhot
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