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Dan

Dome offline

posted by Dan on 24 August 2013

We currently have a problem with the azimuth drive of the dome which is preventing operation.
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Dan

Long overdue blog post...

posted by Dan on 13 August 2013

This is my first blog post in a very long time.. too long to be honest.
At the end of the observatory maintenance trip the whole team returned to the UK and buried our heads in paperwork and attempts to make the system run well.
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Dan

Telescope Pointing Errors Update

posted by Dan on 28 June 2013

We started the telescope on a mapping run last night. The first ~20 points looked very good, but then the dome stopped responding to commands to rotate. The dome shutter could be opened and closed, but the dome could not be rotated
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Dan

Telescope Homing Errors

posted by Dan on 28 June 2013

With help from Don and Steve at Software Bisque we believe that we have now resolved the problems with homing our mount.
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Dan

Sumer Maintenance Trip 2013 Update

posted by Dan on 27 June 2013

So far the summer maintenance trip has been very busy for me, so I've not had a great deal of time to blog about my work.. but today I am going to make some time.

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Dan

Summer Maintenance Trip 2013

posted by Dan on 19 June 2013

As I write this post we are flying parallel to the coast of Africa, heading to Tenerife for the summer maintenance visit.
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Dan

Telescope pointing update

posted by Dan on 24 May 2013

I have made progress towards resolving the telescope pointing issue on a number of fronts over the past week.
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Dan

Webcam failures.. Resolved!

posted by Dan on 15 May 2013

We this assistance of the IAC maintenance team we have been able to bring the webcams back online.
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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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