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PWT User Guides

The telescope dome leaks

Please make sure it is parked (via the dome control software), or with the black marks lined up. This minimises the damage the drips can cause
A collection of notes and guides to help you get the best of the PWT (very incomplete at the minute!)

General info

  • TelescopeStartUp - Overview of telescope startup/shutdown procedures. Intended as a reminder rather than a users manual...
  • PWTTourProgramme.pdf - PWT Outreach Tour Guide
  • RoboticOperation - The telescope is usually run robotically. This page gives an overview of how to set up observations etc. (only available to members of PWTGroup. Contact FraserClarke to join)


The telescope is now being controlled via MaximDL run on a windows machine located in the dome. The machine is on the Physics network, and can be accessed remotely via RemoteDesktop. See the attached PDF manual (still draft & missing sections) for more information;


There are several instruments that can be mounted on the telescope. By default, the ST8CCD camera is mounted.

Telescope setup

Please contact FraserClarke if you want to learn how to change instruments on the telescope.

-- FraserClarke - 07 Dec 2016
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
CCDOperationsGuide.pdfpdf CCDOperationsGuide.pdf manage 6 MB 07 Feb 2012 - 17:19 FraserClarke CCD Operations Guide (v0.5)
PWTTourProgramme.pdfpdf PWTTourProgramme.pdf manage 139 K 07 Dec 2016 - 10:42 FraserClarke PWT Outreach Tour Guide
Topic revision: r10 - 07 Dec 2016, FraserClarke
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