Should you wish to stop the acquisition earlier, hit the "Stop" button in the acquire GUI. You will then be presented with a window asking you if you want to halt right now or at the end of the current section. There is also a checkbox indicating if you want the acquisition to be marked as "Finished". If this is checked, a signal is sent to
syncAndCrunch (a file called
FINISHED is made in the sample directory) to to start stitching. Note that after manually halting the acquisition, the PMTs are turned off but the laser remains on. If you wish to turn off the laser, enter the laser GUI and press "Turn Off".