Science Operations

Executing Scripts

MODS scripts are ascii files which contain the set of commands sent through the MODS User Interface to the instrument and telescope. For spectroscopic observations, there are two scripts: one for acquisition and another for observation, but for imaging observations, there is just one script. The script engine, acqMODS (acqBinoMODS) is needed for acquisition, but for all the others, execMODS (execBinoMODS) is used.

This section contains the detailed procedures for all types of MODS observations:

MODS Scripts — at this link you can find examples and of various types of scripts (imaging, long-slit, long-slit with a blind offset, MOS and spectrophotometric standard star), with brief explanations of what the commands do.