Conditions requiring an emergency
- Any precipitation!
- Winds with gusts reaching 40 mph!
- Relative humidity approaching 90%!
When the automated system, aka Robot, controls the telescope, it monitors
weather conditions and shuts down automatically when any of the conditions above
are exceeded. If the Robot fails, you may need to shut down remotely, or
have the 1.5m observer do it for you.
FLWO Ridge Weather
for conditions and
NOAA-NWS (4km SW IR loop)
for an IR view of clouds overhead.
Please monitor FAST, TRES and Keplercam dewar autofills
(check with staff).
- TELESCOPE PROPERTIES
- TELESCOPE UPGRADES
- PROCEDURES FOR UPKEEP