CPSR2 Quick Start GuideThis page describes the basic initial setup and crash recovery procedures to follow when observing with CPSR2. Note that the methods described here assume that the hardware and most of the software is already in a suitable state. If this is not the case, it will be necessary to consult the full manual.
To start the system running, you will need three xterms, opened on pegasus. In these three, you should respectively run:
ssh cpsr1 ssh cpsr2 ssh cpsr30
In the window attached to cpsr30, run the command:
Wait for the GUI to appear and then hit the "Master Reset" button at the bottom of the panel.
The next step depends on whether you wish to observe in 10cm, 20cm or 50cm mode, or some combination thereof.
20cm (dual 1341 and 1405 MHz) Configuration
50cm Only Configuration
10cm Only Configuration
Dual 10cm / 50cm Configuration
Now hit the "Connect" button on the lower left hand of the GUI and edit the observing parameters until they match your system configuration. 10cm and 50cm observations require a bandwidth of +64 MHz, whereas 20cm uses -64. Nearly all of these parameters will be configured automatically if you observe with TCS. Once you are happy with the settings, check the "Summary" tab on the GUI and make sure that all machines are reporting "ONLINE". If so, you are ready to observe.
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408 MHz map of the galactic plane, courtesy of NASA