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 These devices are generally common to all involved systems, they are all connected to a single PC (//​iam1a//​),​ which replaced the former //DCM//, via serial ports (RS232). ​ These devices are generally common to all involved systems, they are all connected to a single PC (//​iam1a//​),​ which replaced the former //DCM//, via serial ports (RS232). ​
  
-** // FORDOSTROJ // **+===== Fordostroj =====
  
 The PC-to-dome interfaces are two (for each dome separate) serial boards designed for us by Martin Nekola in Ondrejov. They are both connected to //iam1a//. The board controlling (older, reconstructed,​ western) Bootes1A dome, is connected to ''/​dev/​ttyS0'',​ while the Bootes1B board is on ''/​dev/​ttyS4''​. There is a set of scripts allowing simple actions be taken on the boards in ''​iam1a:/​home/​standa/​fordostroj/''​ (**Read them before trying. You are indeed opening & closing the dome, it may rain!**). Under normal circumstances,​ //RTS2// has two separate custom drivers ''​rts2-dome-bootes1a''​ an ''​rts2-dome-bootes1b''​ to be watching on them. They run on //iam1a// computer. The PC-to-dome interfaces are two (for each dome separate) serial boards designed for us by Martin Nekola in Ondrejov. They are both connected to //iam1a//. The board controlling (older, reconstructed,​ western) Bootes1A dome, is connected to ''/​dev/​ttyS0'',​ while the Bootes1B board is on ''/​dev/​ttyS4''​. There is a set of scripts allowing simple actions be taken on the boards in ''​iam1a:/​home/​standa/​fordostroj/''​ (**Read them before trying. You are indeed opening & closing the dome, it may rain!**). Under normal circumstances,​ //RTS2// has two separate custom drivers ''​rts2-dome-bootes1a''​ an ''​rts2-dome-bootes1b''​ to be watching on them. They run on //iam1a// computer.
  
-** RAIN SENSORS **+===== Rain sensors =====
  
 There are two Eigenbrodt IRSS 88 precipitation detectors, connected separately to the dome control inlets (//​fordostoj//​). The northern detector is connected only to Bootes-1B inlet (no. 5, ''​0x10''​),​ while the southern one is connected to both units in parallel (at B-1A it is inlet no.1, i.e. ''​0x01'',​ at B-1B it is no.6, i.e. ''​0x20''​). [one of them was removed faulty on Nov/9/2008 and brought to Gr for repair] There are two Eigenbrodt IRSS 88 precipitation detectors, connected separately to the dome control inlets (//​fordostoj//​). The northern detector is connected only to Bootes-1B inlet (no. 5, ''​0x10''​),​ while the southern one is connected to both units in parallel (at B-1A it is inlet no.1, i.e. ''​0x01'',​ at B-1B it is no.6, i.e. ''​0x20''​). [one of them was removed faulty on Nov/9/2008 and brought to Gr for repair]
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 The northern (nearer to the domes) sensor seems to have a malfunctioning DEU (drop evaluation unit), although the drops (well, screwdriver strikes) get detected well at the frame, the DEU does not react. The unit should be revised soon.  The northern (nearer to the domes) sensor seems to have a malfunctioning DEU (drop evaluation unit), although the drops (well, screwdriver strikes) get detected well at the frame, the DEU does not react. The unit should be revised soon. 
  
-** CLOUDMETER **+===== Cloudmeter =====
  
 Provides sky transparency measures through by providing the radiative temperature of the sky. It is connected to ''​iam1a:/​dev/​ttyS6''​. It is integrated to //RTS2// and trigger bad weather if average cloud value drops bellow predefined value. Provides sky transparency measures through by providing the radiative temperature of the sky. It is connected to ''​iam1a:/​dev/​ttyS6''​. It is integrated to //RTS2// and trigger bad weather if average cloud value drops bellow predefined value.
  
-** DAVIS WEATHER STATION **+===== Davis weather station =====
  
 Wireless weather station capable of providing precipitation sums in mm/m2, wind speed, temperature and humidity. ​ Wireless weather station capable of providing precipitation sums in mm/m2, wind speed, temperature and humidity. ​
 Connected to ''​iam1a:/​dev/​ttyS1''​. Wind speed sensor is not working, so a modified [[http://​meteo.othello.ch|Othello]] package must be installed. Connected to ''​iam1a:/​dev/​ttyS1''​. Wind speed sensor is not working, so a modified [[http://​meteo.othello.ch|Othello]] package must be installed.
  
-** WEBCAM **+===== Webcam =====
  
-The webcam may be considered another weather measuring instrument. It is not being used that way, but running astrometry upon the received image does not seem that problematic. In any case, the archive of images taken every second is in ''​iam1a:/​home/​axis/''​. ​+The webcam may be considered another weather measuring instrument. It is not being used that way, but running astrometry upon the received image does not seem that problematic. In any case, the archive of images taken every second is in ''​iam1a:/​home/​axis/''​.  The webcams are pingable from iam1a as //wc1// and //wc2// (see entry in ///​etc/​hosts//​). You can access webcam over http port, so either run HTTP browser (mozilla) on iam1a and point to wc1, or using -L option to ssh forward to your host (//ssh -L 8080:wc2:80 iam1a//)
  
-** PiXY **+===== Pixy =====
  
 The discharge detector PIXY is supposed to provide additional security against lightnings, it's output is being logged, but currently is not actively used. It is connected to ''​iam1a:/​dev/​ttyS5''​. Currently its performance is evaluated. The discharge detector PIXY is supposed to provide additional security against lightnings, it's output is being logged, but currently is not actively used. It is connected to ''​iam1a:/​dev/​ttyS5''​. Currently its performance is evaluated.
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