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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Collimator

The spectrograph is focused by moving the collimating lens. The lens is controlled remotely from the Motor Control software. The nickelfocus or nickelfocusp program is a useful tool for focusing the spectrograph.

The collimator can be accessed via a panel on the west side of the spectrograph. It should not be necessary for observers to ever access or touch this lens.


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Last modified: Tue Jul 17 18:59:59 PDT 2012