User's Guide to the Nickel Spectrograph


Table of Contents


Introduction
Hardware Overview
Aperture Wheel
Filter Wheel
Collimator
Grisms
CCD Stage
Flexure
Detector Characteristics
Software Overview
CCD User Interface
Motor Controller
Nickelfocus
Observing Hints
Calibration Lamp Spectra
Checklists

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Checklists

Below is a series of steps that one generally goes through for setup (or shutdown) of the telescope and instrument for Spectroscopy. There are few details listed because this assumes you have been thoroughly checked out on the Nickel 1-m telescope and spectrograph by a support astronomer. Note that this is a suggested procedure for most observing but may not meet the needs of specific observing programs or setups.


Opening Checklist

In the Dome

In the Control Room


Closing Checklist

In the Control Room

In the Dome


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Last modified: Tue Jul 17 19:10:38 PDT 2012