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1 GENERAL INFORMATION for the observers
Accounts, passwords, configuration files
Makani (and other data reduction Sun workstations)
HP observing workstations
login: "<your_run_ID>" (as displayed on the telescope
password: " " (email your Support Astronomer (SA) for
that information, or ask the Observing Assistant (OA)...)
login: "cfhtir" (for CFHT-IR)
login: "aobir" (for KIR+AOB)
password: provided by the support astronomer (SA)
or by the observing assistant (OA).
Make sure that the SA/OA has changed the
at the beginning of your run. This is done from Session Setup in the Root
Menu (in the
XWindows background) and by entering the command >agent restart in
DetI window, in order to update the runid for DetI and the FITS header
If you need help, always first check with your OA, who may have an immediate
answer or may know who has one. If you cannot rapidly (i.e. <5mn) come to a
solution with the OA, call your support astronomer, who has the benefit
of more oxygen than you do. Even when calling your support astronomer is
unnecessary to solve a given problem, do make sure he/she will be
informed about any problem encountered during
the night. Minor problems can be reported through email, but anything
that leads to a significant (>15mn) loss of observing time must be reported
by phone during the night. Don't be afraid to wake up your support astronomer!
PLEASE always report the exact time of the problem, as well as the
filename(s) when relevant. This can save us hours of painful digging through
It is crucial that you do not leave any problem unreported, as it could
the next observing night, either yours or the next observer's. Never leave
the summit without making sure that the OA has informed the SA that some action
is required on the following day!
DAT or EXABYTE tapes are available at the telescope ($15, to be
charged to your institute), if you did not bring your own. Please do not
wait until the very last minute to ask your OA.
It is wise to send a copy of your logbook sheets to your
SA at the end of your run, in case we need to help you in the analysis of a
problem you discovered after leaving CFHT (missing or corrupted file, unusual
Use the form available on http://www.cfht.hawaii.edu/observing-support
to prepare your report at the end of your run. Try to itemize and give
informations as precise as possible (filename(s) used as evidence of a
problem, quantitative data showing the degree of completion of your
Data processing in Waimea
If you would like to reduce your data
in Waimea after your run, please organize this in advance with your SA.
Log sheets are available, ask your OA or SA.