Remote Access for Parkes Observers
Initial Setup for Handover:In order to begin observing, you will need a CSIRO unix account and password. If you do not have one, then please arrange to obtain one at least 2 weeks before you begin the observing session. Click here to apply.
In a browser, login to the remote observing PORTAL (for communications) at:
and open FROG (for telescope monitoring) at:
It is important to ensure that you have audio enabled.
If you are taking over as the designated observer, firstly, alert the current observer to begin the hand-over process by typing a message in the chat window of the PORTAL. Then click on the "Observer-in-Charge" button and register as the observer in charge.
Login to VNCs from outside CSIRO/ATNFIf you are observing from a non-ATNF site, you will need to tunnel into the ATNF network.
Open an xterm on your local computer and type;
- ssh firstname.lastname@example.org -L 5901:joffrey.atnf.csiro.au:5901
- ssh email@example.com -L 5902:joffrey.atnf.csiro.au:5902
NOTE: ident is your CASS unix account (NOT your NEXUS account).
Start the VNC client on your local computer and connect to 127.0.0.1:5901, which is the VNC1 window.
Start another VNC client on your local computer and connect to 127.0.0.1:5902, which is the VNC2 window.
Login to VNCs from inside CSIRO/ATNF
When observing from within CSIRO (either from an onsite computer or through a VPN), open an xterm on the computer you are using for the remote observing and start the vncviewers for joffrey.
NOTE: Be sure that the viewer is in shared mode. For example, on an xterm type;
- vncviewer joffrey:1 -shared
- vncviewer joffrey:2 -shared
You will need to login with the VNC password (see : here). This password will change at the beginning of every observing semester, so be sure to get the new password if you are observing for the first time in a semester.