Science Operations


The following subsections outline how to start and use the software and interfaces associated with the pair of LUCI instruments.  Prior to observing, one should be familiar with startup and use of the software.

  • Starting the software with open_observer commands is outlined on the Starting the Software page.
  • The Observer Panel page describes the different sections of the Observer Panel and the most common user interactions with it.
  • The Real Time Display (RTD) describes the available options for real time interaction with in coming images, including Long-slit, MOS alignment, and Field Stop alignment.
  • Other associated Software are described in detail in the pages that follow.