2.- How To Start and Shut Down the System

2.1. Starting the system

Start VNC Session:

From the observer workstation, click the VNC icon for the instrument computer that WIRC is using (usually INSTRUMENT_6). You will be prompted to enter the password. Once the password is entered, the desktop for the instrument computer will open.

Open the GUIs:

Start the main GUI by clicking the "WIRC" icon on the instrument computer's desktop. A green dialog box will open and show the startup progress. The main GUI, filter GUI, and TCS GUI will then open.

Open the dithering tool by selecting "DITHERING" from the "special functions" dropdown menu in the TCS GUI. On the Dithering GUI, click the "show" button to open the dither graph.

Open IRAF Window:

Click the "irafred WIRC" icon on the VNC desktop background. At the cl prompt, type "cd /rdata/WIRC/<date>" to change to the current data directory. Type "wirc" to open the wirc task package.

Open Real Time Display:

Click the "DS9 real tim WIRC" icon on the VNC desktop background to open the real time display window.

Open Full IRAF Session

On the workstation's right monitor, click the "wirc iraf" icon to open a DS9 display and full IRAF session. At the cl prompt, type "cd <date>" to change to the current data directory. Type "wirc" to open the wirc task package.
 

2.2. Shutting Down the System

For shutting down everything, press the QUIT button on the main GUI. You will be asked to confirm the operation. Press "yes" all the GUI windows will close.