Controller for the Simonyi Survey Telescope dome at Vera C. Rubin Observatory.

Using lsst.ts.mtdome

Build and Test

This package has the following requirements:

  • ts_salobj

The package is compatible with LSST DM’s scons build system and eups package management system. Assuming you have the basic LSST DM stack installed you can do the following, from within the package directory:

  • setup -r . to setup the package and dependencies.

  • scons to build the package and run unit tests.

  • scons install declare to install the package and declare it to eups.

  • package-docs build to build the documentation. This requires documenteer; see building single package docs for installation instructions.


The primary classes are:

  • MTDomeCsc: controller for the Simonyi Survey Telescope dome.

  • MockDomeController: simulator for the dome TCP/IP interface.

Run the MTDome controller using bin/


lsst.ts.mtdome is developed at You can find Jira issues for this module using labels=ts_mtdome.

Python API reference

lsst.ts.mtdome Package




CommandName(value[, names, module, ...])

Command names.

CommandTime(command, tai)

Class representing the TAI time at which a command was issued.

InternalMotionState(value[, names, module, ...])

Internal Motion states.

LlcName(value[, names, module, qualname, ...])

LLC names.

MTDomeCsc([config_dir, initial_state, ...])

Upper level Commandable SAL Component to interface with the Simonyi Survey Telescope Dome lower level components.

MockMTDomeController(port, log[, ...])

Mock MTDome Controller that talks over TCP/IP.

ResponseCode(value[, names, module, ...])

Response codes.

ScheduledCommand(command, params)

Class representing a scheduled command.

SlipRingState(value[, names, module, ...])

StopCommand(scheduled_command, llc_name)

Class representing a command to stop an ongoing motion.

ValidSimulationMode(value[, names, module, ...])

Valid values for the simulation_mode attribute of the CSC.

Class Inheritance Diagram

Inheritance diagram of lsst.ts.mtdome.enums.CommandName, lsst.ts.mtdome.mtdome_csc.CommandTime, lsst.ts.mtdome.enums.InternalMotionState, lsst.ts.mtdome.enums.LlcName, lsst.ts.mtdome.mtdome_csc.MTDomeCsc, lsst.ts.mtdome.mock_controller.MockMTDomeController, lsst.ts.mtdome.enums.ResponseCode, lsst.ts.mtdome.enums.ScheduledCommand, lsst.ts.mtdome.enums.SlipRingState, lsst.ts.mtdome.enums.StopCommand, lsst.ts.mtdome.enums.ValidSimulationMode

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