Min's note for the Batch Mode Observations at FCRAO
M. Yun (11/25/03)
First one has to create a batch file using a text editor in
fcrao. Here is an example.
Connect to the FCRAO computer by typing:
> ssh -l observer fcrao.astro.umass.edu
Contact Mark Heyer (email@example.com) or one of the postdocs
for the password. Once logged in, start a terminal emulator by typing
Start two x-term terminals on fcrao. On the first terminal type,
fcrao> cardin n6306.bat
You are now connected to the MODCOMP running the telescope.
After providing some contact information, look for ?NET
prompt. (You will also need another password in order to take
command of the control program.) To get out, you need Cntl-B x.
?NET START CARD A04
If an error occurs, try STOP CARD, fix the problem and
START CARD A04 again.
On a second xterm, type
This starts a kermit server that allows communications to
MODCOMP. All input into MTERMA
should be in CAPs. First question is whether MTERM is in
the keyboard mode. Answer Y. The answers to the next
three questions should be 1, 3, 2.
When this is finished, you can check that the batch file
is transfered into MTERM by typing,
?NET SCRE 9 REVIEW CARD
If all good, then exit (Cntl-B c to get out of MTERMA).
To execute the CARD, type
If you want to interrupt the batch commands, type
STOP PS (if you are doing a position switch PS)
To restart the CARD, type
?NET CARD 12 (if to start on line 12)
Stopping the Observing Session
DROP (puts the telescope in the stow position)
HALT (Halts the telescope)
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