Monthly Archives: April 2012

RCT working again

The RCT is back to fully functioning and the scheduler is back online. You should now be able to add your targets to the queue with no problems.

The problem with the camera was not the fiber channel or ethernet cards, but the same power supply that we have had troubles with in the past. In a sense this is good, as the other two are custom cards for which there are likely to be only a few spares. The power supply is pretty generic and easily found on-line.

In other news, Brevin has resolved the first UPS quote at no cost, and found a better supplier. We are waiting on an updated quote, but we expect it should ship in a week or two.

CCD still down

Technicians were able to go out to the telescope yesterday and believe they have identified the problem. We expect that the system will be offline for at least the next few weeks in order to get parts and make repairs.
I will post as soon as the telescope is back online.