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Dan

Telescope pointing

posted by Dan on 13 May 2013

As a result of the recent poor pointing performance of the telescope I have been experimenting with the use of plate solving to monitor the pointing performace.

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Dan

Cloud detection

posted by Dan on 13 May 2013

The current problems with the web cam systems are affecting the operation of the cloud detection used by the weather station.

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Dan

Webcam failures

posted by Dan on 13 May 2013

We are currently experiencing problems with a number of webcams at the observatory. The cameras off line are Road cam, Teide cam, Dome cam, Pier cam, Pole star cam, Teide star cam, and Puerto cam.
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Dan

Telescope Downtime

posted by Dan on 10 April 2013

Over the last few days we have seen pointing errors in the images being returned from the telescope.
In the next couple of days we are planning to take the telescope offline for a part of the night to investigate the problem and perform a mapping run. We will aim to bring the telescope back on-line before the end of the evening.

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