LBC CCD Controller Standalone Test Program
There is a standalone main program that runs on Windows XP (2002) for checking out the CCD controller functionality without the top-level CMU software.
This program can be run while the cryostats/controllers are on the telescope, on one of the Windows PCs - red sci/tech or blue sci/tech.
It can be run from the IBM test PC setup
in the 116 lab, with a controller that is off the telescope.
There is a shortcut for the program on all the machines - something like
The program prompts for:
- a "device ID" that has to match the number on the sticker of the controller case.
- which "camera" is being used
r for red tech,
R for red science,
b for blue tech,
B for blue science
- if science is selected, you must choose between multi-fits or fits formats
- directory for where to put the image data when taking exposures
To take images, the controller must be initialized (option 1 of the main menu).
Make sure to clean up the image directory when you are done.