This is the page for the WHT Autoguider system. The system contains a set of CCD cameras mounted on the telescope, feeding a VME processor in the control room.Frames from one of the cameras are procesed to provide an estimate of the current position of a guide star in te focal plane of the telescope. This position is fed to the Telescope Control System computer which closes a loop to make the telescope follow the guide star. This corrects drift and slow tracking errors in the telescope system.
Documents include the
User Manual ,
the Utility Network Interface document ,
the Combined application test scripts ,
Forth command line Interface test script ,
Forth command line Interface test log file ,
a Command Glossary ,
a Summary of Release Notes and also
the latest release note for Version 4.1.31.