Collimate the Telescope
January 2011: Operator will do this, you don't have to.
1. Find a Persson Standard near your first object.
LOAD CATALOGUE LOAD TARGET COORDINATE LOAD PerssonStars2.tab
Chose a star near your first object.
The entries with names like BS9105_GS12 are guide stars for the Persson standards.
We noticed that a number of the stars do not have valid Guide Stars, and when there are independently telescope pointing errors, it is confusing.
So we remeasured guide stars for a number of the Persson standards: they have names like
2. Go to it and start the WFS software.
Rotation Mode: POSITION
TEL MODE: ACTIVE
COMMIT TELESCOPE SETUP
From a unix window in obs2, type
to bring up the guis if they are not already running.
If the guider can't find a star, try another one.
When RMS WFE < 400 then collimation is good.
J. Bechtold, F. Bian E. McLinden