Closed Dome Preset

Courtesy of Dave T.

A generic preset has been established as would come through from the IRTC (but authorized as LUCIFER). It points to a field at 85 degrees DEC (so available year-round) at PA=170, TRACK mode. This is for a closed-dome test to determine that the telescope is up and running before starting science observing.

You can find the script in:

~telescope/PresetCheck

and to run it you just type:

./preset.sh

The script will generate output something like this:

###########################################################
Wed Nov 26 13:46:28 MST 2008

### Sending IRC/IRS preset sequence: ###
# Authorize as LUCIFER:
irc: /usr/include/IceUtil/Handle.h:46: IceUtil::NullHandleException

# ClearStars:
irc: /usr/include/IceUtil/Handle.h:46: IceUtil::NullHandleException

# SetHotspot
irc: /usr/include/IceUtil/Handle.h:46: IceUtil::NullHandleException

#SetOffset
irc: /usr/include/IceUtil/Handle.h:46: IceUtil::NullHandleException

#SetStars
irc: /usr/include/IceUtil/Handle.h:46: IceUtil::NullHandleException

#PresetTelescope
irc: /usr/include/IceUtil/Handle.h:46: IceUtil::NullHandleException

### IRC/IRS preset sequence completed ###

   If the telescope ended up pointing at 05:10:15.200 +85:40:20.00
   in TRACK mode at PA=170, and the six IRC commands completed without
   errors and as expected, this test was successful.

Wed Nov 26 13:46:34 MST 2008

...Done!
###########################################################

Of course, if everything were running then the irc commands would work and not give the exceptions, and the telescope would end up at the supplied coordinates.

-- NormCushing - 01 Dec 2008

Notes from Steve A.
There are a couple similar presets for IRTC (@ bentGregorianFront left) and LBC (@ at prime both) in /home/telescope/PresetCheck/TRACK .
Note that these instruments must be registered first, i.e.:
irc Register 'prime both' LBC
irc Register 'bentGregorianFront right' IRTC
irc Register 'bentGregorianFront left' LUCIFER

-- SteveAllanson - 06 May 2010
Topic revision: r3 - 02 Oct 2010, SteveAllanson
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