Using dedicated stations for remote observations is not mandatory any longer. However, fully-equipped remote stations like the one at IRAM/Granada offer the advantage of large screens to accomodate the various displays necessary for the command interface and to monitor the observations. Other advantages are the readily available documentation and a phone, last-not-least local help is usually available. Please address your contact at the remote station well in advance.
It is always advisable as a safeguard, to send the pako observing scripts and a README with instructions to the Astronomer of Duty.
|IRAM/Granada||check the AoD schedule|
|OAN Madrid||Javier Alcolea (j.alcolea AT oan.es)|
A concise guide to remote observations via vnc-viewers is available here for local users. Others should contact Cathy Berjaud <email@example.com>.