Dome Home Failure

Monday, January 8, 2018 3:11 PM

Problem(s) Encountered:

While I was acquiring a sky image for my first target of the night, prospero crashed. I hit go, and the command window just hung. Once I safely stowed the telescope (clouds were incoming),  I was able to ctrl+c and restart prospero just fine.

While I was closing up for the rain, I tried to send the dome home from the TCS - I set dome mode to Home and clicked Apply, but nothing happened. I tried a second time, same nothing. I was able to move the dome home  using the hand paddle, and then closed up successfully.


Disabled autodome on the TCS electronics (switch) and manually moved the dome away from HOME.  I then re-enabled autodome and immediately the dome returned to the home position.  A fluke?