A variety of logs are provided to recall the actions performed during the
observing session and to document your data. For example, it is mandatory to
control the humidity level regularly during the observing night.
The envi(ronment) panel in the telescope section
provides temperature and humidity outside and inside the dome and
at the Cassegrain focus of the telescope (Fig. 17).
Additionally a relative brightness level at the Cassegrain focus
The prot(ocol) panel in the telescope section
displays messages from the different tasks operating telescope and
instrument (Fig. 17).
In your home directory an observation log file is created
(f.e. olt_2002_Mar_22_12_37.prot) containing all messages
displayed by the prot(ocol) panel during the observing session.
The data are stored in fits-format and several observing parameters
(cf. Fig. 9) are permanently written to the header.
You may wish to write an observing log by hand. The most
important information will be your notes about the weather conditions
during the observations! A standardized form is available: