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h1. DECam Operations

This wiki provides information, instructions and manuals for DECam operations. Most pages are relevant for all DECam observers while a few provide more detailed instructions more suitable for experts and some are really aimed at DES Observers.

h2. [[skyflatpolicy| Policy on Skyflats (Don't Do Them)]]

h2. Information for Observers

* "Introduction "Introduction to DECam (docDB access required)": required)":
* "DECam "DECam Observing Manual": Manual":
* "SISPI "SISPI Observer Guide": Guide":
* [[TroubleshootingForObservers|Troubleshooting]]
* [[SISPIOps| SISPI Operations (User and GUI accounts)]]
* "Expert "Expert Call List": List":
* "ScriptsEditor Manual": "ScriptsEditor Manual":
* "Focal "Focal Plane Numbering Schemes": Schemes":
** "Focal "Focal Plane Layout and CCD Numbers": Numbers":
** "CCDs "CCDs in the Imager (docDB access required)": required)":
* [[Telemetry Viewer Users Guide]]
* "Explanation "Explanation of SISPI Telemetry GUI Plots": Plots":
* [[Introduction to kentools]]
* Quick Reduce
** "QuickReduce Live": "QuickReduce Live":
** "QR "QR Description and Startup": Startup":
* [[SNFindingCharts| DES SN Fields ]]
* "Guider Manual": "Guider Manual":
* "Telescope "Telescope Horizon Limits": Limits":
* [[Using AOS (Adaptive Optics System)]]
* "Comfort Display": "Comfort Display":

h2. Standard Observing Procedures

* [[Overview of Daily Playbook]]

* Observer1: SISPI Driver
** "Setup "Setup Procedures for Observer 1": 1":
** [[Afternoon Checklist (Dome Closed)]]
** [[Start of Observing Checklist (Dome Open)]]
** [[Using obstac]]
** [[End of Night Checklist]]

* Observer2: AstroChair
** [[Suggested AstroChair window setup|Setup Procedures for Observer 2]]
** [[Data Quality Operations]]
** [[Using GuiderPlots and Navigation]]
** [[How to query the SISPI Database]]
** "How "How to query the Quick Reduce Database": Database":
*** [[Query all data]]
*** [[All main survey data]]

* [[Zeropoints|Telescope Zeropoint Procedures]]

h2. [[sispiConfiguration|Current Configuration, Constants and Calibration Scripts]]

Some Instructions for DES SV Shifters can be found at links listed here.

* [[SispiConfiguration|Current Configuration, Constants and Calibration Scripts]]
* [[Windscreens|Wind Blinds]]
* "Standard "Standard Stars (to be updated for DES run)": run)":
* [[StandardScripts|Standard DES Scripts]]

h2. DECam Electronic Log Book and Night Summaries

* "DECam "DECam ELog is visible at CTIO, FNAL, or with VPN ": ":
* "Instruction "Instruction for using the ELog (docDB access required)": required)":
* "View "View night summaries": summaries":
* "Introduction "Introduction to the Night Summaries including how to generate them": them":
* "CTIO "CTIO Night Summary": Summary":

h2. DES Shift Schedule

* [[DESShiftsYr1|Zeroth Season]]
* [[DESShiftsYr2|First Season]]
* [[Volunteers|Volunteers For First Season]]

h2. RASICAM, Tololo Environmental Data and Weather

* "RASICAM Information": "RASICAM Information":
* "RASICAM "RASICAM Nightly Movies on YouTube": YouTube":
* "Tololo "Tololo Site Environmental Web Page": Page":
* "Cerro "Cerro Tololo Allsky Camera": Camera":
* "Satellite "Satellite Weather Maps": Maps":
* "GPSMon": "GPSMon":
* "Tololo "Tololo Sky Conditions": Conditions":
* "Most "Most Recent IR Weather Map": Map":
* "La "La Serena Weather Forecast": Forecast":
* "Overlapping List": "Overlapping List":
* "CTIO "CTIO External Webcam": Webcam":

h2. Information for Experts and Run Managers

* [[Run Manager Tools and Quick Links]]
* [[sispiNews|SISPI Daily News]]
* [[decamNews|DECam Daily News (Apr. 8, 2013)]]
* [[DESShiftsYr1|SISPI Support Schedule]]
* "SISPI "SISPI Expert Guide": Guide":
* [[SISPIOps| SISPI Operations (User and GUI accounts, Start up and Operations)]]
* [[SISPI Database Guide]]
* [[SISPI ICS Alarms and Telemetry Guide]]
* [[quickreduce|Restarting QuickReduce]]
* [[AOS for experts]]
* [[reboot|Rebooting the Computers]]