Release Date: Nov 13, 2010
Generic Release Name: BP6
Public Release Name: "Binocular Operations" release 6
General Description: General release for most things but specifically to continue development of Binocular Operations.
Telescope Operator Overview Information
The IIF Authorizing process is now non-sided. You choose the instruments on both sides, and then click the single 'Authorize' button to authorize both sides at the same time.
Support Astronomer Overview Information
Specific Tests that need to be performed with the Telescope
Added "KFPTicks" as an lbt.conf.m4 configuration variable. Sets the number of times the autoguider update/track sequence is executed. This solution is to address the problem of not obtaining updated KFP coordinates for the guide/reference star when the target is offset. Added a configuration variable in lbt.conf.m4 which allows for modifying the number of times the update to the autoGuider is updated before proceeding; the default value is 8.
Changes were made to the startup sequence for the PCS. The initial "target" is set to RA=LST=meridian and elevation at zenith. This is to avoid gratuituous messages complaining about "below the horizon" requests from the MCSPU to the PCS.
Created a client function which can be used to allow/disallow the tip and tilt demands generated by the PCS to be tranmitted to the PSFs. On PCS startup, the default value is set to false.
When a pointing correction is requested for a synchronized Preset, both sides of the telescope must be unlocked to ensure the mount can perform this correction. While this code already existed in PCS, an event was added and the code modified a bit. This is done in updateGuideOrigin (for GCS) and updateReferenceOrigin (for AOS). Upon authorization, the tip/tilt values are disabled from sending to PSF.