- Gemini Office
Observing with AAOmega
For astronomers with visitor mode observing time, AAOmega can be used at the AAT or fully remotely from the AAO's North Ryde headquarters in the suburbs of Sydney. Either mode is fully supported. An AAO Support Astronomer will be assigned to your observing run (check the schedule to find out who). The support astronomer will be the primary point of contact for the observatory. He or she can help with preparing for your observing run, will drive the instrument during your observing run, and can help with data reduction problems.
Before arriving at the observatory astronomers should read "Part III: Observing with 2dF-AAOmega" of the 2dF-AAOmega Manual. This outlines the various observations required as well as the process of driving the instrument that will be undertaken by your support astronomer.
For astronomers with service mode observing time, the observatory will handle taking the necessary data and forwarding it to the program PI. Support for preparing service programs and reducing the data will be provided by the instrument scientist.