Welcome to the SAAO Telescope Operations Wiki (TOPS Wiki)
Conditions on the Plateau
Using the "thin client" computers in the domes
For those who've been here before, we no longer have an s20, s30, s40 and s74 computers in the domes. Those used to be for reduction of data, but now we're using a terminal computer approach. We call this a thin client and they're similar to the "old days" where there was some computer in a basement somewhere and many terminals connected to them.
There should be a username and password on the top of every screen in each of the domes, but the general approach will be ccd<telescope>, and then the standard SAAO password. e.g. ccd40, and <standard password>.
Instrument Change Notes
Telescope Emergency Communication System (TECS)
Consult the User's Guide for information on using the wiki software.
Hosted Instrument and Telescopes
We host a number of telescopes and instruments on-site. Here is a list (updated 28/Jan/2015) as well as relevant information about the main contact people, emails, Skype (if available) and anything else we know about them.
Seismo's home page
Carl Ebeling firstname.lastname@example.org 1-858-822-4713 No Skype
Peter Davis email@example.com 1-858-534-2839 No Skype
German Research Centre for GeoSciences (GFZ)
Hartmut Pflug firstname.lastname@example.org +49 331 288 1137 no Skype
Administrative contact (accounting officer):
Christoph Förste email@example.com +49 331 288 1737 No Skype