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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)":http://des-docdb.fnal.gov:8080/cgi-bin/ShowDocument?docid=6311 required)":http://des-docdb.fnal.gov:8080/cgi-bin/ShowDocument?docid=6311
* "DECam "DECam Observing Manual":http://www.ctio.noao.edu/noao/content/decam-observing-manual Manual":http://www.ctio.noao.edu/noao/content/decam-observing-manual
* "SISPI "SISPI Observer Guide":https://cdcvs.fnal.gov/redmine/projects/sispi/wiki/Userguide Guide":https://cdcvs.fnal.gov/redmine/projects/sispi/wiki/Userguide
* [[TroubleshootingForObservers|Troubleshooting]]
* [[SISPIOps| SISPI Operations (User and GUI accounts)]]
* "Expert "Expert Call List":https://cdcvs.fnal.gov/redmine/attachments/download/7806/DECamSubSystemExpertsV0.9985.pdf List":https://cdcvs.fnal.gov/redmine/attachments/download/7806/DECamSubSystemExpertsV0.9985.pdf
* "ScriptsEditor Manual":http://physics.ohio-state.edu/~suchyta.1/ScriptsEditorNew.pdf "ScriptsEditor Manual":http://physics.ohio-state.edu/~suchyta.1/ScriptsEditorNew.pdf
* "Focal "Focal Plane Numbering Schemes":https://cdcvs.fnal.gov/redmine/projects/sispi/wiki/FPA Schemes":https://cdcvs.fnal.gov/redmine/projects/sispi/wiki/FPA
** "Focal "Focal Plane Layout and CCD Numbers":https://cdcvs.fnal.gov/redmine/attachments/download/7805/DECamOrientation.png Numbers":https://cdcvs.fnal.gov/redmine/attachments/download/7805/DECamOrientation.png
** "CCDs "CCDs in the Imager (docDB access required)":http://des-docdb.fnal.gov:8080/cgi-bin/ShowDocument?docid=5998 required)":http://des-docdb.fnal.gov:8080/cgi-bin/ShowDocument?docid=5998
* [[Telemetry Viewer Users Guide]]
* "Explanation "Explanation of SISPI Telemetry GUI Plots":http://des-docdb.fnal.gov:8080/cgi-bin/ShowDocument?docid=6704 Plots":http://des-docdb.fnal.gov:8080/cgi-bin/ShowDocument?docid=6704
* [[Introduction to kentools]]
* Quick Reduce
** "QuickReduce Live":http://quick1.ctio.noao.edu:8080 "QuickReduce Live":http://quick1.ctio.noao.edu:8080
** "QR "QR Description and Startup":https://cdcvs.fnal.gov/redmine/projects/des-sci-verification/wiki/Qr Startup":https://cdcvs.fnal.gov/redmine/projects/des-sci-verification/wiki/Qr
* [[SNFindingCharts| DES SN Fields ]]
* "Guider Manual":https://cdcvs.fnal.gov/redmine/attachments/download/7818/DESGuider_manual_v2.2.pdf "Guider Manual":https://cdcvs.fnal.gov/redmine/attachments/download/7818/DESGuider_manual_v2.2.pdf
* "Telescope "Telescope Horizon Limits":http://www.ctio.noao.edu/noao/content/Horizon-Limits Limits":http://www.ctio.noao.edu/noao/content/Horizon-Limits
* [[Using AOS (Adaptive Optics System)]]
* "Comfort Display":https://cdcvs.fnal.gov/redmine/projects/sispi/wiki/Comfort_Display "Comfort Display":https://cdcvs.fnal.gov/redmine/projects/sispi/wiki/Comfort_Display

h2. Standard Observing Procedures

* [[Overview of Daily Playbook]]

* Observer1: SISPI Driver
** "Setup "Setup Procedures for Observer 1":https://cdcvs.fnal.gov/redmine/projects/sispi/wiki/ObserverSetup 1":https://cdcvs.fnal.gov/redmine/projects/sispi/wiki/ObserverSetup
** [[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":https://cdcvs.fnal.gov/redmine/projects/des-sci-verification/wiki/Qr#Querying-QR-database Database":https://cdcvs.fnal.gov/redmine/projects/des-sci-verification/wiki/Qr#Querying-QR-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)":https://cdcvs.fnal.gov/redmine/projects/des-sci-verification/wiki/SVStandardStar run)":https://cdcvs.fnal.gov/redmine/projects/des-sci-verification/wiki/SVStandardStar
* [[StandardScripts|Standard DES Scripts]]

h2. DECam Electronic Log Book and Night Summaries

* "DECam "DECam ELog is visible at CTIO, FNAL, or with VPN ":http://system1.ctio.noao.edu:8080/ECL/decam/E/index ":http://system1.ctio.noao.edu:8080/ECL/decam/E/index
* "Instruction "Instruction for using the ELog (docDB access required)":http://des-docdb.fnal.gov:8080/cgi-bin/ShowDocument?docid=6311 required)":http://des-docdb.fnal.gov:8080/cgi-bin/ShowDocument?docid=6311
* "View "View night summaries":http://decam03.fnal.gov:8080/nightsum/ summaries":http://decam03.fnal.gov:8080/nightsum/
* "Introduction "Introduction to the Night Summaries including how to generate them":https://cdcvs.fnal.gov/redmine/projects/decamops/wiki/Introduction_to_the_nightsum them":https://cdcvs.fnal.gov/redmine/projects/decamops/wiki/Introduction_to_the_nightsum
* "CTIO "CTIO Night Summary":http://www.ctio.noao.edu/noao/content/Create-night-report Summary":http://www.ctio.noao.edu/noao/content/Create-night-report

h2. DES Shift Schedule

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

h2. RASICAM, Tololo Environmental Data and Weather

* "RASICAM Information":https://cdcvs.fnal.gov/redmine/projects/sispi/wiki/RASICAM "RASICAM Information":https://cdcvs.fnal.gov/redmine/projects/sispi/wiki/RASICAM
* "RASICAM "RASICAM Nightly Movies on YouTube":https://www.youtube.com/user/rasicam2?feature=watch YouTube":https://www.youtube.com/user/rasicam2?feature=watch
* "Tololo "Tololo Site Environmental Web Page":http://139.229.115.231/web/tololo_frame.html Page":http://139.229.115.231/web/tololo_frame.html
* "Cerro "Cerro Tololo Allsky Camera":http://139.229.115.232/lastpic.php Camera":http://139.229.115.232/lastpic.php
* "Satellite "Satellite Weather Maps":http://139.229.115.231/web/world_sat.php Maps":http://139.229.115.231/web/world_sat.php
* "GPSMon":https://cdcvs.fnal.gov/redmine/projects/sispi/wiki/Gpsmonproc "GPSMon":https://cdcvs.fnal.gov/redmine/projects/sispi/wiki/Gpsmonproc
* "Tololo "Tololo Sky Conditions":http://www.ctio.noao.edu/noao/content/sky-conditions Conditions":http://www.ctio.noao.edu/noao/content/sky-conditions
* "Most "Most Recent IR Weather Map":http://www.ctio.noao.edu/sitetests/GOES/latest_ir4frame.gif Map":http://www.ctio.noao.edu/sitetests/GOES/latest_ir4frame.gif
* "La "La Serena Weather Forecast":http://www.wunderground.com/global/stations/85488.html Forecast":http://www.wunderground.com/global/stations/85488.html
* "Overlapping List":https://cdcvs.fnal.gov/redmine/projects/des-sci-verification/wiki/Tololo_Weather_Links "Overlapping List":https://cdcvs.fnal.gov/redmine/projects/des-sci-verification/wiki/Tololo_Weather_Links
* "CTIO "CTIO External Webcam":http://www.ctio.noao.edu/noao/content/ctio-external-webcam Webcam":http://www.ctio.noao.edu/noao/content/ctio-external-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":https://cdcvs.fnal.gov/redmine/projects/sispi/wiki/Expertguide Guide":https://cdcvs.fnal.gov/redmine/projects/sispi/wiki/Expertguide
* [[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]]

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