Welcome to the Sutherland Zoo

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Dome

1510
elephant
the elephant is sleeping until sunrise

alt 0000 0907  --- -0deg 44'    az 0000 0166  --- 104deg 57'
weather  WIND                limits  DOWN               
blind  NOT FULLY OPEN        cloud  N/A                



Mount

1511
antelope
positioning mount

guider ----      
ra 0092 0092 *  dec 0704 0804 *
ra STOP         dec UP         
limits NONE 
sun ha -10h 48m  dec -11deg 50'  rise 03:49 UTC



Detectors

27570
tiger
Reading data from the tiger counters.

                    forward   forward       aft       aft        tm
                       star      port      star      port
      Fred  ratio     -1.80     -0.18     +0.00     +0.00     +3.03
            sum    00005719  00001104  00000000  00000000  00000099




Temperature Controllers

22390
iguana
Controlling temperatures

  ovtop  112.99 C     star   21.00 C     port   27.39 C       if   38.00 C  
  ovbot   38.11 C  hsink_a   46.17 C  hsink_b   43.67 C   case_r   23.86 C  
 case_f   23.12 C  



Temperature Monitors

1428
lizard
monitoring temperatures

 tank_t    0.06 C   tank_b  166.38 C     room   19.89 C      amb  166.47 C  
   spec   24.29 C     dome   17.90 C    cloud    5.04 V  



Watchdogs

1384
eagle
Flying over the zoo

1421
turkey
Flying over the zoo