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When is selector called to select next target?

Selector (rts2-selector) is process responsible for selecting new observational targets. It sends targets IDs using next command. You can imitate selector behaviour by running rts2-mon, selecting EXEC component and typing: next 1000 to select target with id 1000. The selection is executed on the following occasions:

  • When observatory is switched to ON state, so the executor knows what to observe
  • during last exposure on last exposing camera in script, so the executor is keep updated what to observe as the next target
  • every idle_select seconds, so new targets are selected even if some long script is running. The value of idle_select defaults to 300 seconds (=5 minutes). It can be changed by providing –idle-select parameter to rts2-selector (most probably in etc/rts2/services file).
faq.1257683151.txt.gz · Last modified: 2009/11/08 00:00 (external edit)