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Start telescope control software and make setups

Open an Xterm on your PC.

Start telescope control software: Type oltremote.

After typing in your user account and password, the telescope control software oltcontrol is started The OLT control main window of the telescope control software appears (Fig. 1).

Switch on the webcam: This allows you to control dome and telescope movements. Press button view in the main button bar (cf. Fig. 1)

Adjust the webcam and switch on the lights (if needed): Press lights to switch on the lights, and move the webcam by pressing the arrow buttons in the FOV (Fig. 2)

Directory to save data: If you wish to save your data it is advisable to define a directory for this purpose. Open a second Xterm and type

mkdir my_data

If, you do not wish to save your data below your HOME-Directory you may wish to set a link to the appropriate directory

ln -s /data/hspc??/owner/my_data my_data

Don't forget to create the directory first!

Figure: Left: The webcam window, Right: The control panel in the telescope section.
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Before you proceed, check that the humidity is within the limits allowed as given in Section 11.


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Dieter Engels
2003-01-15