Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri

logosmallarcetri Arcetri Technical Reports 6/2000

XNICS Software Maintenance Guide

V. Gavryusev

C.N.R. - C.A.I.S.M.I. and
Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri


XNICS is the user-level software for the use of NICS, the Near Infrared Camera Spectrometer that the Arcetri Infrared Group developed for The TNG (Telescopio Nazionale Galileo).

This is a description of software maintenance, including all relevant files and the instruments tuning procedures (from the point of view of supporting software) of the first production version of the Xnics, released at 20.07.2000 for the commissioning stage of the NICS (Near Infrared Camera-Spectrometer) at TNG (Telescopio Nazionale Galileo), La Palma, Spain. The software supports all basic measurement tasks as well as contains the functionality intended for the instruments development and their tuning. The user interface is X11 widget based interface (created upon ATHENA widget set). The software is created as a network distributed software, while basically is executed on the PC dedicated for the measurements.

The manual contains the information necessary for the maintenance of the software file system, including the default contents of all relevant files. The user interface for the instruments tuning is also described. The information how to use xnics in the real measurements one can find in XNICS User's Guide. The other programming details concerning the software are described in XNICS Programmer's Guide.

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