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SMT - System Status Report


The following contains up-to-date information on the telescope system. If there have been any recent failures in any of the telescope system components, they are reported here so that observers with pending observing programs can use this information to form their observing strategies.

Last update: April 07, 2015


Frontends

Name Available Status
1.3 mm ALMA OK Report
345 GHz OK 1 Chan Only
490 GHz Not Avail  
     

Backends

Name Available Status
AOS-A OK  
AOS-B OK  
AOS-C N.A.  
     
Forbes Filters 250 KHz OK (1)
Forbes Filters 1.0 MHz OK Report (1)

NOTES:

  1. Observer problems related to the Filter should be addressed to David Forbes.

General

To submit an observing proposal, please refer to the call for proposals at SMT Proposal Information.

  • Call the operator at (520) 621-4328 to get the password for remote observing.

A remote observing manual is available online. This manual provides detailed instructions for conducting a remote observing session at both ARO facilities (KP12m and HHSMT).


Telescope

Functioning Normally


Tipper

Functioning Normally.

You can view the tau values measured during the:

last day GIF PS
last week GIF PS
last two weeks GIF PS
last 30 days GIF PS

SMT Weather Data and Statistics from previous years are also available.


Pointing

Pointing accuracy at the HHT is normally 2-3 arcsec RMS. Small adjustments to the all-sky pointing model are made based on pointing checks done during normal observing sessions. And adjustments to the pointing parameters that describe the current tilt of the azimuth axis are automatically made on a daily basis via inclinometer measurements.


Receivers

1.3mm ALMA receiver: (195-270 GHz):

Available.

345 GHz: (320 - 375 GHz):

Available.

490 GHz: (430 - 480 GHz):

Available.


Spectrometers

Acoustical-Optical-Spectrometers (AOS's):

AOSA (1 GHz BW, 944 kHz resolution)

Functioning Normally

AOSB (1 GHz BW, 996 kHz resolution)

Functioning Normally

AOSC (0.25 GHz BW, 370 kHz resolution)

Functioning Normally.

Chirp Transform Spectrometers:

CTSA (215 MHz BW, 40 kHz resolution):

Functioning Normally.

CTSB and CTSC:

Not available. Are expected to be installed for the 2004-5 observing season.

Forbes Filterbanks:

Available.  Status Report


Control Program:

Functioning normally.


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Last updated: 02/20/12.