Data acquisition

Several new high-level ALFOSC sequencer scripts where created for the instrument setup, spectroscopic target acquisition and spectroscopic calibration exposures. These scripts were prompted by requirement for the service observing programs but are very useful for general use, i.e., in visitor mode as well. E.g., the whole process of acquiring and centering a star on a slit can be done with a single command.

Also, a script is being developed for making sky flats that allows for a series of filters as arguments, figures out the optimal order of the filters and then takes sky-flats for all these filters.

Thomas Augusteijn 2009-05-14