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A tool for retreiving and unpacking stored ELS data.

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A essential tool for retreiving current and past data from the South African Large Telescope.

Based on original code from the SALT ELS-WebViewer and powered by SQLalchemy and the pymysql database driver.

Please contact SALT Software for a username and password for access to the database.

Let's Get To It

from salt_cellar import salt_cellar

cellar = salt_cellar.SaltCellar("mysql+pymysql://")

results = cellar.single_query(
        "BMS:analogue status:Glycol tank temp>dbl",
    start=datetime(2020, 1, 23, 18, 0, 0),
    end=datetime(2020, 1, 23, 18, 10, 0),

for row in results:



  • Python 3.6
  • Pipenv

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Run installation command: make install

Copy to and update the username and password

Execute ./

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