Lightning Shutdown Procedure
1.3m McGraw-Hill Telescope
(DO NOT TURN OFF
SWITCH and 2 SMALL UPS units)
Last updated 2013Apr18
NOTE: IF THERE IS NO OBSERVER AT THE 2.4M TELESCOPE, THE 1.3M
IS RESPONSIBLE FOR A LIGHTNING SHUTDOWN AT THAT TELESCOPE ALSO.
Walk through these procedures at the beginning of your run. If you have
any questions about how they work, please ask. After hours call
or email Eric. Lightning is a
serious concern. In an emergency do not hesitate to call anytime.
1. Stow the Telescope
If observing, follow the new TCS closing procedure. Stow the telescope
close the instrument hatch and mirror cover. Then close the
2. Shut Down Computers
- If using etna (MDM8K), login to the console as user
"shutdown", password "haltsystem", and it will turn itself off.
- Power off the Linux workstation mcgraw by logging
in as a regular user and typing "shutdown" at the Unix prompt. Answer
"Y" at the prompt. They should turn themselves off. Leave hill on, it is on a small
- If using mdmarc2 (one of the MDM CCD's), power off by using the "shutdown" prompt on the raritan.
- If using CCDS, TIFKAM, 4K or R4K quit out of the data-taking
program on the IC (type "quit" at the prompt), then turn off the power
on the PC after you see the DOS prompt return.
Vista computers for guiding and slit viewing (IF USED) are powered off
from the startup menu, at the bottom-left of the screen. Click on
the small Windows logo and go to the right side of the menu to bring up
the sub-menu for shutting down.
3. TCS Power:
Leave the TCS on, along with hill as they are on their own small UPS.
4. MIS Controller:
5. DO NOT Turn Off UPS Breakers:
TO RESTART DO EVERYTHING IN REVERSE ORDER
Remember to turn mcgraw back
on. The power switches are on the front panel. Check the instrument and
telescope for correct operation.
If using an MDM CCD, 4K or TIFKAM take test exposures to be sure
the systems are operating properly.
sure to power up the Windows Vista guider and if used, the slit
viewing computer via the power switches on the front of each computer.
Revised 04/18/2013 [Galayda, Barr, Pogge]