The use the system, first you will need to have your data in iraf format on disk. The simplest way to do this is to issue the command:
at the OBSERVER VAX terminal. This will cause any runs to be written in IRAF format (e.g. .pix and .imh files) to:
where n is the number of the CCD controller that you are currently using (check the white board next to the telescope console!), yymmdd is the year month and date and `filename' is in the standard format e.g. 05jan0023 for run number 23 taken on 5th January.
Once the data is transferred (it usually takes about 30seconds - 1 minute after read-out is complete) you can get to work on it.
Login as obsred on aatssf and go to the appropriate directory. To set-up iraf type:
and set terminal type to:
It may also ask you if you wish to initialise the uparm directory - the answer is not crucial but answering no is usually safest.
Start an xgterm window with:
and start iraf running in that window with:
Next load up the iraf packages you will need:
Now you have a choice whether to run with or without the GUI.