Fourth Quarter 2000
SpeX worked smoothly during the 43 nights of scheduled time
during this quarter. The only time lost was that due to weather.
Work this quarter included further refinements to the user
interface, first observing tests with the fast readout occultation
mode, and the first remote observing sessions with SpeX.
The other major activity was the ongoing development of the
spectral extraction program 'Spextool'. A downloadable version
Spextool for automatic flatfielding, wavelength calibration
and spectral extraction of both cross-dispersed modes was posted
to the the IRTF webpage during December.