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Mopra Operations Balt Indermuehle 13 June 2008. ATNF Mopra Operations What’s new at Mopra Telescope Operating Alerting Device Gotta love the TOAD! Mopra.

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1 Mopra Operations Balt Indermuehle 13 June 2008

2 ATNF Mopra Operations What’s new at Mopra Telescope Operating Alerting Device Gotta love the TOAD! Mopra Online Calendar Add some MOCA to your Google Mopra Remote Observing Coming to a chicken, I mean screen near you Updated the SiO Maser catalogue Some are a-masing and some are not New Web Page – Observing Information See ya MUM Online schedulers updated Bring out the box of Band Aids Mopra Training Day (25 March 2008) All presentations online

3 ATNF Mopra Operations New software routines in ASAP and Livedata to minimise the baseline ripple. Characterisation of the antenna & MOPS at 12, 7 and 3 mm. Implement GUI interfaces within ASAP for easier quick-look data reduction. Implement the option within ASAP to write files in GILDAS format. New sky web cam to be installed at the telescope to give more information on how clear the sky is. Mopra Wishlist (well, Todo list)

4 Mopra Observing Time Mopra APR08 Term 48 proposals were submitted (33 in APR07) 3 proposals with Australian PI (ATNF, UNSW, JCU) 45 proposals with overseas PI 28 proposals with only overseas investigators Call for Proposals for the OCT08 Term For the OCT08 term (summer months) ATNF encourages medium- large programs (e.g. large-sky maps, surveys, large samples) that require a time allocation of at least two weeks with 12-hour daily observing blocks. We expect to be able to offer remote observing on a regular basis starting October semester ATNF. Mopra Operations

5 Remote Observing – Monitoring Message Area Static Data Display Status Weather Cryo Summary Page selection Message Commands Hardware Environment Power Summary B6 Upstairs Attenuators B5 Laser Mods MOPS Summary Focus Receiver mm Switch

6 Remote Observing – Monitoring

7 Remote Observing - Requirements Reasonable size screen resolution (1280x1024 or larger) Monitor (TOAD) and Control Stable connection, i.e. No planned outages on your end No planned ATNF (check with Balt, Phil or Kate) Ideally several computers, but works with just one, too.

8 Remote Observing – Setting up Requires ATNF user account VNC Sessions, using SSH tunnelling: SSH into venice.atnf.csiro.au, using this command: ssh -L 5910:bigrock.atnf.csiro.au:5910 Start VNC on your computer and connect to localhost:5910 See step by step instructions

9 Remote Observing - WYSINNWYWGAYMWV Most frequent setup: One computer, one screen: Open Web Browser with TOAD Open VNC window into bigrock, with virtual desktops inside VNC See following screens

10 Remote Observing - Displays Screen selection

11 Remote Observing – 1 Computer Setup VNC Web Browser

12 VNC SPD / Pointing / Utilities Screen Remote Observing – Recommended 4 Quad-Screen Setup VNC TCS Screen Web Browser VNC MOPS Screen

13 Important to know Each screen can be a separate computer No need to run out and purchase multi head graphics cards Thank you Questions?


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