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1 Advanced users: sign up to use ACP Featured

Self-Approval for use of ACP Telescopes If you are already an advanced user, you can self-approve for use of ACP scopes. You will have to confirm that you are familiar with ACP (though prior experience, study of online materials, or by using the simulator…

2 Windy conditions

Q. I am scheduled to use the RC 16 this evening. I notice that the wind forecast is not good. What are the guidelines for scope use in windy conditions? Am I responsible for opening and closing the RC 16 dome based on wind conditions? How will I know if the…

3 Custom Calibration Frames

ACP allows you to take bias, dark, and flat-field frames, but we strongly discourage the taking of darks during imaging time - it wastes valuable clear sky time. We do not have a pipeline for user-created calibration frames at this time, but may create one…

4 Referencing/Acknowledging Tzec Maun Observatories

Q. Recently my research group used your observatory to collect data on two different asteroids. We have processed that data and are in the process of writing a paper containing our results that we plan to submit to the Minor Planets Bulletin. We wish to properly…

5 You do not have access to the ACP telescopes

If you came to this page while trying to use a telescope, you do not have access to the ACP telescopes. Click here to learn how to get access. Note that you must be an advanced user to access the ACP scopes. Please contact your team leader if you are not…

6 ACP: Creating a plan from objects in TheSky 6

Start by running TheSky version 6 (TheSky X is not yet supported). Then click the "TheSky Plan Capture" icon on your desktop to run the ACP Planner as well as the Plan Capture tool. At this point you have three program windows open: TheSky 6, ACP Planner,…

7 ACP Scheduler - Getting Started

In progress. The telescopes that use ACP Scheduler do not provide a way for you to reserve a specified time slot - that's not how ACP Scheduler works. To use ACP Scheduler, you create an observing plan, and upload it via the Scheduler web page. ACP Scheduler…

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