Setup for Remote Use

The Goodman Spectroscopic Data Reduction Pipeline has been installed on a dedicated computer at SOAR. The procedure requires to open a VNC session, for which you need to be connected to the SOAR VPN. The credentials for the VPN are the same you used for your observing run, provided by your Support Scientist, who will also give you the information for the data reduction computer VNC connection.


IRAF is available in the data server at SOAR. Running iraf will open an xgterm and ds9 windows. iraf-only will open xgterm but not ds9

Establish a VNC connection

Separately, you should receive a server hostname, IP, display number and VNC-password.

VNC display number and working folder assigned to each partner.



















For this tutorial we will call the vnc server host name as <vnc-server> the display number is <display-number> and your password is <password>.

The VNC connection should work with any VNC Client like TightVNC, TigerVNC, RealVNC, etc. The first two run on Linux and can be used directly with the vncviewer command line.


Please, help us to create an organized enviroment by creating a new folder using the format YYYY-MM-DD within your institution’s directory and using it to process your data.

VNC from the Terminal

Find the <display-number> that corresponds to you from the VNC Displays table. Open a terminal, and assuming you have installed vncviewer.

vncviewer <vnc-server>:<display-number>

You will be asked to type in the <password> provided.


The real values for <vnc-server> and <password> should be provided by your support scientist.

If the connection succeeds you will see a Centos 7 Desktop using Gnome.