Naming conventions for Gratings, Slits, Filters and Modes
In our path towards increased automation with Goodman and SOAR, we have developed the SOAR Observation Manager software (OSM), which allows scripted, external control of Goodman and the telescope. The OSM is the basis for the incorporation of SOAR into the Astronomical Event Observatory Network (AEON) which started operations Tue Aug 6, 2019).
In order to have the OSM interact with Goodman in a reliable way, we need to adopt and keep strict observance of certain naming standards. Therefore, we have implemented the following naming conventions for gratings, slits, modes and filters in the Goodman configuration files. It is specially important that when configuration changes are made, the names are always input in the same way, as indicated below.
Gratings names will always start with the grating lines/mm number, followed by the manufacturer letters, all in capital, and type e.g. (for the 2021A semester, only the 400_SYZY, 600_SYZY_OLD and 930_SYZY gratings are used for AEON nights:
FILTERS: are described with the following designations, which should always be the same. For the 2019B, 2020A, 2021A semesters, only the g-SDSS, r-SDSS, i-SDSS and VR filters are being offered for AEON nights.
All modes are as written in the current masterconfig. The rule is that no white spaces are allowed (therefore there is no need to use " in a name), the only separator allowed is underscore (_), and all names are capitalized. Examples are:
Names for long slits also follow similar rules: all names are capitalized, the only separator allowed is underscore (_), so no need for ". The adopted names are the following and should not be changed (naming of multi-object slit masks is flexible):