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CCD loader and CCD running pop-up

Two additional GUIs are associated with the CCD system, and are shown in Figure [*].

Figure: The CCD Control loader (left) and CCD running pop-up (right).
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The CCD loader shows the status of the CCD control system, and the user will not typically interact with this window. The CCD running GUI will pop-up on the observing screen when a CCD exposure is under way. Via this GUI the user can alter the exposure time (note this will alter the exposure time for any repeat observations as well), Abort the current run, pause the exposure or set the number of repeat observations.

A Repeat counter is found in the centre of the window, just below the By Count label. This counter is in the sense that it shows the number of CCD readouts that are yet to complete (hence it will always be 1 or greater).

To add extra observations to the repeat counter: Click on the count button; enter the required number in the box below counts (this number will be the new number of CCD readouts required); click the Apply Repeat button.

To set the system back to a single read out: Click the Single button; Click the Apply Repeat button.

Finlay, there is a radio button on the bottom left of the GUI that allows the status of the calibration flaps at the end of the exposure to be altered (leave closed or open up), and a text box to allow the object name for the exposure to be changed.


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Rob Sharp 2006-10-30