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AO Operations and Engineering

 

Working at night? check the Nighttime Observing pages

Calibrations Procedures:

Operations Procedures:

Temperature Monitoring:

Video monitoring:

WYKO

K1AO

K2AO

AO enclosure

K1AO

K2AO

Power up/down tip-tilt mirrors:

Web-based console (instructions)

K1AO

K2AO

General policies and references:

The table below is a guidelines for coordinating/prioritizing the AO activities and making sure that the summit schedules and K1/2 AO calendars are updated as appropriate. See Colette if you have questions.

Activity

Summit Schedule

K1/K2 AO Calendars

Comments or Additional Requirements

Who / How

TAC Science:
NIRC2, OSIRIS, NIRSPAO, IF V2, OHANA

AORes

No Entry into AO enclosure.
Add calendar item;
Remotely available until 2:30pm

Low impact: calibration setup.
Higher impact: more cals, deformable mirror to lenslet registration, wavefront sensor calibrations, image sharpening.

1st Science Night of a Run

AORes

Reserved all day for night instrument.

Daylog entry

Troubleshooting in support of tonight's observing.

Add new entry:
AOSR

Troubleshooting becomes a higher priority

Let AO Support/Support Astronomer know;
Daylog entry required.

Colette Tyau

Special Requests
During TAC science or first science night.

Change AORes to AOSR

Add calendar item; available only until 2:30pm

Any work on the optics bench requires email to +aousers.

Colette Tyau

Any other activity

inAO

Entry into AO okay.
Add calendar item.
Any work on the optics bench requires email to C. Tyau.

Daylog entry

Information for summit schedule:
AORes: AO Reserved: no one in AO at anytime during the day - lights dark.
inAO: Physically in AO and it's OK to have lights on.
AOSR: AO Special Request

 

 



























Policy for working with and around the AO system

Interactive AO bench (requires Flash)

AO Preventive Maintenance:

Rotator Cleaning Procedure

AO Cleaning (schedule and follow-up)

Adjusting the fringes on the Wyko

Technical Procedures:

SC reboot

both AO

OBS reboot and startup

both AO

Full AO power up/down procedure
left here for reference but out of date

K1AO

K2AO

Cleaning the AO Bench html | Word Document

How to interpret effects of rotator on pupil and image

Calibrating & checking rotator alignment and pupil alignment on NIRC2: KAONs 251-256

AO Drawing Tree: html | Excel Spread Sheet

Manuals:

Real Time Controller Maintenance Manual

Real Time Controller User Manual

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