Data acquisition and detector controlling commands:
obspar - set observing parameters. You should only need to set the frame number. Data will go into whatever directory you are in.
zero - take bias frames
dflat - take dome flats
sflat - take sky flats
comp - take comparison (ThAr) lamps
obs - take target observations
more [n] - take n more of whatever you just took.
See main SparsePak web page (Observing information) for specific setup parameters.
Typical steps include, in this order:
1. In Bench Spectrograph Setup window (right) put all filters into "out" position.
2. In spectrograph room . . .
The following are usually setup by the Instrument Scientist. In case you have to reboot / have a catastrophe, here is how you set things up.
open xterm on vanilla
% xhost +pearl
% rlogin -l wiyn_cd pearl
% setenv DISPLAY vanilla:0.0
Wait for this window to appear with this menu:
Then select either "Pellicle in" for acquisition, "Pellicle out" for observations, and "Screen" for taking comparison lamps.
In status window, check status: