SMARTS Consortium

ANDICAM and CTIO 1.3m Telescope
Email Lists

To provide information to SMARTS consortium members and ANDICAM users in a relatively low-maintenance way, we have set up a number of topical mailing lists hosted by Yale University. SMARTS consortium members and guest investigators from the astronomical community assigned time with ANDICAM at the CTIO 1.3m telescope through the NOAO TAC are invited to subscribe to these lists as their interests dictate. You can also unsubscribe yourself at any time.

PIs are automatically notified by email when data for their programs are acquired, so there is no need for regular astronomers to sign up for the nightly report or log mailings. However, should you be interested in such logs, both are are archived online at the 1.3m website. A small subset of consortium users will want to subscribe to the logs and report lists, but should contact Michelle Buxton at Yale before doing so (question: do you really want 2 emails of dubious relevance every morning?).

ANDICAM Mailing Lists:

Follow these links to learn more about the various ANDICAM email lists:

andicam-logs

Purpose:
Distribution of ASCII copies of the nightly data logs.

Intended Audience:
Members of the SMARTS consortium responsible for observing operations.

Note to users: We have instituted a PI autonotification system that sends out email to project PIs with copies of the relevant log excerpts when targets from your projects have been observed. This is a much better option than receiving blind copies of the entire log from every night and then expecting you to hunt through the logs to see if any of your objects were observed. As such, old user subscribers to andicam-logs have been removed from the list as of 2004 May 1, and moved to the autonotification system.

Frequency:
Daily. Data logs are generated automatically and mailed each morning at 0900 Chilean Time. Logs run from noon the previous day until noon the following day (but since there is no activity between about 0800 and 1159, we mail them at 0900 as a convenience). Logs arrive every day following a night of observing, or if no observing occurred and there are no logs, a note to that effect is mailed.

Subscription Policy: Open with restrictions.

Subscriptions are subject to approval. In general, subscription will be restricted to ANDICAM operations personnel from the partner institutions. Other requests must be forwarded in writing (email) to the list manager Michelle Buxton.

[List Index]


andicam-report

Purpose:
Distribute nightly observing reports submitted by the on-site queue observers.

Intended Audience:
SMARTS members reponsible for observing operations, the ANDICAM instrument scientists, and CTIO liasons.

Frequency:
Daily, except during long shutdown periods. Receipt is usually in the morning, depending on when the observers have filed the report.

Subscription Policy: Open with restrictions.

Subscriptions are subject to approval. In general, subscription will be restricted to ANDICAM operations and support personnel from the partner institutions. Other requests must be forwarded in writing (email) to the list manager Michelle Buxton.

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andicam-trouble

Purpose:
Distribute instrument and telescope trouble reports submitted by the on-site queue observers.

Intended Audience:
SMARTS members reponsible for observing operations, the ANDICAM instrument scientists, and CTIO support personnel.

Frequency:
Infrequent (thankfully), only when problems arise.

Subscription Policy: Open with restrictions.

Subscriptions are subject to approval. In general, subscription will be restricted to ANDICAM operations and support personnel from the partner institutions. Other requests must be forwarded in writing (email) to the list manager Michelle Buxton.

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andicam-queue

Purpose:
Distribute nightly queue observing schedules to the on-site observers and the ANDICAM queue-management team.

Intended Audience:
Subscriptions are restricted to SMARTS members reponsible for ANDICAM queue observing operations, the on-site observers, and the CTIO observing account.

Frequency:
Nightly.

Subscription Policy: Restricted.

Subscriptions are subject to approval. Email Michelle Buxton to request to be added to the list.
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andicam-submit

Purpose:
Distribute electronic Phase II Observing Programs submitted by project PIs using the Phase II Web Forms.

Intended Audience:
Subscriptions are restricted to the ANDICAM queue management team.

Frequency:
Episodic, whenever a Phase II observing program form is submitted using the webforms. Also submissions directly by "expert" ANDICAM observers.

Subscription Policy: Restricted.

Subscriptions are subject to approval. Email Michelle Buxton to request to be added to the list.
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Updated: 2006 Jun 06