Observing with AAOmega

Astronomers who have been awarded observing time with AAOmega should read "Part II: Preparing for Observing" of the 2dF-AAOmega Manual. This section describes everything that must be done in advance of an observing run on the AAT with AAOmega, such as preparing field files for observation as well as more practical matters such as travel and accommodation at the telescope or at the remote observing site.

For astronomers with visitor mode observing time, AAOmega can be used at the AAT or fully remotely from one of seversal remote observing stations spresad throughout Australia.

Before arriving at the observatory astronomers should read "Part III: Observing with 2dF-AAOmega" of the 2dF-AAOmega Manual. This outlines the various observations required as well as the process of driving the instrument that will be undertaken by your support astronomer.

Warning: The RED and BLUE CCDs of AAOmega show bias variations. The RED CCD bias level occasionally drops down to zero or smaller count levels. Please pay attention while taking biases and make sure count level is above 200 ADU. In case of a bias level drop, taking a quick bias with the FAST readout mode and then switching back to NORMAL readout mode will bring the bias levels back.