Prior to observing run
- This is needeed by the Day Crew, Telescope Operators, and other support staff.
- Please fill this out at least one month prior to your observing run (particularly programs that are observing remotely).
Obtain needed target information
- 1. Find target coordinates. Common HR, HD, SAO, and Ukirt standards are in predefined Starcat catalogs.
- For other targets you will need to create a user list that starcat can read. Instructions can be found here.
- 2. Determine needed slit rotations (default position has slit oriented EW).
- 3. Calculate approximate integration times. Throughput information can be found here.
- 1. Get guest account creation password from your support astronomer.
- 2. Logon or SSH to IRTF computers as addguest user.
- If on remote computer: ssh duke.ifa.hawaii.edu -l addguest
- If on IRTF computer:
- i. Select Failsafe_Terminal from the Sessions menu
ii. Enter addguest in the Username field and hit return, then the password
iii. When a dialog box with the message, This is a Fail Safe terminal session... appears, click OK to continue.
- 3. Enter your program number and a program name you would like to be known by (e.g. PI last name).
- 4. You will be given a computer account name between guest00 and guest34.
- 5. Select and enter desired password (entered two times).
- NOTE: It may take up to 15 minutes for the account to be activated.
Test VNC connection and Cshell performance
- NOTE: Contact telescope staff when you want to test Cshell to make sure it is available
- 1. Connect to Cshell VNC session (7) after getting VNC password of the day.
- On IRTF LINUX computers: vncviewer stefan:7 and enter password
On your computer: use vncviewer such as RealVNC.
- 2. Perform Startup procedures
- 3. Check array performance by taking a dark, a spectroscopic exposure of a lamp line, and imaging the slit position.
LAST UPDATE: February 1, 2010