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Takes an exposure, and transfers the data plus headers to a numbered file in the scratch area on the system computer.

Format: SCRATCH <channel> <filenum> <obstype> <time> ["

Channel: The name of the CCD data-acquisition channel to be used.

Filenum: The number of the scratch file.

Obstype: The observation type ( e.g. FLAT, ARC).

Time: The exposure time in seconds.

Title: A title for the observation.

Examples: SCRATCH RED 5 ARC 60

Queuable: Yes.

Comments: As for the RUN command, except that the data is finally transferred not to the main data area on the system computer but to a scratch area. This command is intended primarily for use with setup procedures.

Mon Oct 3 21:59:29 WET 1994