tcs / user commands

This page is part of the ING manual INS-DAS-29 Operations manual for UltraDAS.

Usage: tcs "tcs_cmd_string"
user "tcs_cmd_string"
Description: Send arbitrary commands to the WHT TCS via the TCS 'user' command facility.

These commands are entirely synonymous. The tcs command was added in a more recent software release to extend functionality for compatibility with systems in use at other ING telescopes (INT / JKT). 

The TCS executes the command specified by tcs_cmd_string in exactly the same way as if it had been entered directly at the TCS command line prompt.

See the WHT TCS documentation for further details.

Arguments: tcs_cmd_string  is a string specifying the TCS commands to be executed. If the string contains spaces it will need to be enclosed in double quotes.
Examples: user page - toggle TCS status display to next information page
tcs page - as above