Some checks need to be performed before starting the observations.
Before observing, check that the
emergency stop button is not pressed.
On discos-manager (ACS)¶
Check that all of the 34 containers are active on ACS (Fig.2).
If the number of containers is 0 instead of 34 in ACS, you have to start ACS (see the Restart Discos procedure in the Discos from Scratch section).
On discos-console (observer computer)¶
- On the CONSOLE virtual desktop, check the presence of the 9 panels (Fig.10):
Check also that:
- the interface of the Meteo client is open to check the wind velocity in real time (it should be < 60 km/h) (Fig.9). If the interface is closed, type
$ meteoClient &on a shell;
- the quicklook is open. If it is closed, open it by clicking on thequicklook.html icon on the desktop of discos-console;
- the active surface is green (Fig.4).
The active surface does not work properly if a large fraction (a whole sector) becomes red. It is a problem in K-band observations (Fig.37);
If the calibrationtool client is already open or if you need to open it later during your observation to perform pointing and/or focus optimization, remember, do not close it during the whole session.
Upload your shedules (.scd, .lis, .bck and .cfg files) and check them:
From your computer:
$ scp [schedulename.*] [projectID]@discos-console:./schedules/
$ ssh -X [projectID]@discos-console
$ cd /home/[projectID]/schedules
$ scheduleChecker [schedulename.scd]