AO Commissioning on 22 June 2011

Observer(s):S. Esposito, JC. Guerra, F. Quiros-Pacheo, J. Argomedo, D.Miller, D. Thompson

Telescope Operator: D. Gonzalez (LBTO)

SW Support: N. Cushing, D. Cox (Tucson)

Telescope Support: M. Midkiff (LBTO)

Instrument Support: D. Officer (LBTO)

Summary

Start observing with preset performances.

AO optimization performances: Test three mags of reference stars

Test AO + Observing scripts: Found some bugs. Fixed a few. Will fix more tomorrow

Automatic gain test: Works well. Ready to add to StartAO request (currently performing by hand after the loop is closed)

Presets performances and close loop: Statistics can be found at ??

Science Data: Took preliminary data on GJ758A and BD30_+3639 to test ADI and get ideas for exposure time
  • ADI steps:
    • close the loop in ACE mode
    • put rotator in Hold mode
    • preset is canceled by IIF
    • send startAO to AO System to close loop
    • collect data
    • Cannot dither in this cancelled preset state
    • need to make an IssueTrak to build something into the IIF to do this

Details

2:57 UT Open dome.

03:00 Observe,..

4:36. Observe

IDL> observe
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   => Format correct in script /OldRepository/PISCES_Data/20110622/scripts/preset.obs
   => Flag values acceptable in script /OldRepository/PISCES_Data/20110622/scripts/preset.obs
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*** Waiting for the user to press the "OK" button on the popup box ***
*** Waiting for the user to press the "OK" button on the popup box ***
  
      # Target star: 0   AO499
        14:07:53.3941 +16:03:34.112 RADEC 2000.0 J2000 0.0 0.0 8.19 R 2.04 B_V 1.65
      # Guide star: 2
        14:07:40.8080 +16:05:46.480 RADEC 2000.0 J2000 0.0 0.0 13.76 R 1.23 B_V 0.63
      # AO Reference star: 0
        14:07:53.3941 +16:03:34.112 RADEC 2000.0 J2000 0.0 0.0 8.19 U 2.04 B_V 0.5
  
      preset, AO499, MODE=ACE, GS=2, RS=0, PA=-45.0000
  
          1037 nm rms wavefront error in iteration 1
           246 nm rms wavefront error in iteration 2
  => Collimated in 2 iterations
      runao: closing the AO loop
*******************
*
*   TWiki ready log file written to preset_obs.log
*
*******************

* Preset sucees. * Close Loop Ok. * Gain Optimization * Taking optical loop data.

4:50 IDL> observe
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   => Format correct in script /OldRepository/PISCES_Data/20110622/scripts/preset.obs
   => Flag values acceptable in script /OldRepository/PISCES_Data/20110622/scripts/preset.obs
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
*** Waiting for the user to press the "OK" button on the popup box ***
*** Waiting for the user to press the "OK" button on the popup box ***
  
      # Target star: 0   AO499
        14:07:53.3941 +16:03:34.112 RADEC 2000.0 J2000 0.0 0.0 8.19 R 2.04 B_V 1.65
      # Guide star: 2
        14:07:40.8080 +16:05:46.480 RADEC 2000.0 J2000 0.0 0.0 13.76 R 1.23 B_V 0.63
      # AO Reference star: 0
        14:07:53.3941 +16:03:34.112 RADEC 2000.0 J2000 0.0 0.0 8.19 U 2.04 B_V 0.5
 
     preset, AO499, MODE=ACE, GS=2, RS=0, PA=-45.0000
  
          1544 nm rms wavefront error in iteration 1
           509 nm rms wavefront error in iteration 2
  => Collimated in 2 iterations
      runao: closing the AO loop
*******************
*
*   TWiki ready log file written to preset_obs.log
*
*******************
5:43 IDL> observe,/ACQUIRE

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   => Format correct in script /OldRepository/PISCES_Data/20110622/scripts/presetAO1018.obs
   => Flag values acceptable in script /OldRepository/PISCES_Data/20110622/scripts/presetAO1018.obs
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  
      # Target star: 0   AO1018
        17:06:51.0115 +22:53:40.898 RADEC 2000.0 J2000 0.0 0.0 11.30 R 1.83 B_V 1.65
      # Guide star: 0
        17:06:51.0115 +22:53:40.898 RADEC 2000.0 J2000 0.0 0.0 11.30 R 1.83 B_V 0.63
  
      preset, AO1018, MODE=ACQUIRE, GS=0, ROTMODE=IDLE
  
* Preset SUCCESS * Close Loop Ok. * Gain Optimization * Taking optical loop data.

6:08 observe
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   => Format correct in script /OldRepository/PISCES_Data/20110622/scripts/presetAO1018.obs
   => Flag values acceptable in script /OldRepository/PISCES_Data/20110622/scripts/presetAO1018.obs
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*** Waiting for the user to press the "OK" button on the popup box ***
*** Waiting for the user to press the "OK" button on the popup box ***
  
      # Target star: 0   AO1018
        17:06:51.0115 +22:53:40.898 RADEC 2000.0 J2000 0.0 0.0 11.30 R 1.83 B_V 1.65
      # Guide star: 2
        17:06:43.4920 +22:55:31.843 RADEC 2000.0 J2000 0.0 0.0 12.04 R 0.28 B_V 0.63
      # AO Reference star: 0
        17:06:51.0115 +22:53:40.898 RADEC 2000.0 J2000 0.0 0.0 11.30 U 1.83 B_V 0.5
  
      preset, AO1018, MODE=ACE, GS=2, RS=0, PA=-45.0000

          1038 nm rms wavefront error in iteration 1
           236 nm rms wavefront error in iteration 2
  => Collimated in 2 iterations
      runao: closing the AO loop
*******************
*
*   TWiki ready log file written to presetAO1018_obs.log
*
*******************
* Preset SUCCESS * Close Loop Ok. * Gain Optimization * Taking optical loop data.

6:27 3X IDL> observe
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   => Format correct in script /OldRepository/PISCES_Data/20110622/scripts/presetAO1018.obs
   => Flag values acceptable in script /OldRepository/PISCES_Data/20110622/scripts/presetAO1018.obs
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
*** Waiting for the user to press the "OK" button on the popup box ***
*** Waiting for the user to press the "OK" button on the popup box ***
  
      # Target star: 0   AO1018
        17:06:51.0115 +22:53:40.898 RADEC 2000.0 J2000 0.0 0.0 11.30 R 1.83 B_V 1.65
      # Guide star: 2
        17:06:43.4920 +22:55:31.843 RADEC 2000.0 J2000 0.0 0.0 12.04 R 0.28 B_V 0.63
      # AO Reference star: 0
        17:06:51.0115 +22:53:40.898 RADEC 2000.0 J2000 0.0 0.0 11.30 U 1.83 B_V 0.5
  
      preset, AO1018, MODE=ACE, GS=2, RS=0, PA=-45.0000

          1038 nm rms wavefront error in iteration 1
           236 nm rms wavefront error in iteration 2
  => Collimated in 2 iterations
      runao: closing the AO loop
* Preset SUCCESS * Close Loop Ok. * Gain Optimization * Taking optical loop data.

6:45 observe

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   => Format correct in script /OldRepository/PISCES_Data/20110622/scripts/presetAO662.obs
   => Flag values acceptable in script /OldRepository/PISCES_Data/20110622/scripts/presetAO662.obs
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
*** Waiting for the user to press the "OK" button on the popup box ***
*** Waiting for the user to press the "OK" button on the popup box ***
  
      # Target star: 0   AO662
        18:17:47.5244 +26:39:58.516 RADEC 2000.0 J2000 0.0 0.0 15.90 R 2.20 B_V 1.65
      # Guide star: 2
        18:17:41.6880 +26:40:12.020 RADEC 2000.0 J2000 0.0 0.0 12.24 R 0.41 B_V 0.63
      # AO Reference star: 0
        18:17:47.5244 +26:39:58.516 RADEC 2000.0 J2000 0.0 0.0 15.90 U 2.20 B_V 0.5
  
      preset, AO662, MODE=ACE, GS=2, RS=0, PA=-90.0000
  
          1252 nm rms wavefront error in iteration 1
           342 nm rms wavefront error in iteration 2
  => Collimated in 2 iterations
      runao: closing the AO loop
*******************
*
*   TWiki ready log file written to presetAO662_obs.log
*
*******************

* Preset SUCCESS * Close Loop Ok. * Gain Optimization * Taking optical loop data.

7:00 observe
=> Format correct in script /OldRepository/PISCES_Data/20110622/scripts/presetAO662.obs
   => Flag values acceptable in script /OldRepository/PISCES_Data/20110622/scripts/presetAO662.obs
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
*** Waiting for the user to press the "OK" button on the popup box ***
*** Waiting for the user to press the "OK" button on the popup box ***
  
      # Target star: 0   AO662
        18:17:47.5244 +26:39:58.516 RADEC 2000.0 J2000 0.0 0.0 15.90 R 2.20 B_V 1.65
      # Guide star: 2
        18:17:41.6880 +26:40:12.020 RADEC 2000.0 J2000 0.0 0.0 12.24 R 0.41 B_V 0.63
      # AO Reference star: 0
        18:17:47.5244 +26:39:58.516 RADEC 2000.0 J2000 0.0 0.0 15.90 U 2.20 B_V 0.5
  
      preset, AO662, MODE=ACE, GS=2, RS=0, PA=-90.0000
            1356 nm rms wavefront error in iteration 1
           434 nm rms wavefront error in iteration 2
  => Collimated in 2 iterations
      runao: closing the AO loop

* Preset SUCCESS * Close Loop Ok. * Gain Optimization * Taking optical loop data.

7:16 3 x observe
=> Format correct in script /OldRepository/PISCES_Data/20110622/scripts/presetAO662.obs => Flag values acceptable in script /OldRepository/PISCES_Data/20110622/scripts/presetAO662.obs
* Waiting for the user to press the "OK" button on the popup box * * Waiting for the user to press the "OK" button on the popup box *

# Target star: 0 AO662 18:17:47.5244 +26:39:58.516 RADEC 2000.0 J2000 0.0 0.0 15.90 R 2.20 B_V 1.65 # Guide star: 2 18:17:41.6880 +26:40:12.020 RADEC 2000.0 J2000 0.0 0.0 12.24 R 0.41 B_V 0.63 # AO Reference star: 0 18:17:47.5244 +26:39:58.516 RADEC 2000.0 J2000 0.0 0.0 15.90 U 2.20 B_V 0.5

preset, AO662, MODE=ACE, GS=2, RS=0, PA=-90.0000

502 nm rms wavefront error in iteration 1 => Collimated in 1 iterations
runao
closing the AO loop
***************** * * TWiki ready log file written to presetAO662_obs.log * *****************

* Preset SUCCESS * Close Loop Ok. * Gain Optimization * Taking optical loop data.

07:37 Had Geno put the Rotator into Hold mode. The rotator went off-source, the IIF was informed and the preset was cancelled. Thus, a StopAO was sent and the loop opened. However, the telescope continued tracking so we did not loose the Reference Star. We then sent the AO system a starAO and closed the loop. However, the optimized gain from the auto gain procedure was lost. Javier put the gain back to a reasonable value.

07:41

IDL> observe, presetAO662_TTM.obs
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   => Format correct in script /OldRepository/PISCES_Data/20110622/scripts/presetAO662_TTM.obs
   => Flag values acceptable in script /OldRepository/PISCES_Data/20110622/scripts/presetAO662_TTM.obs
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*** Waiting for the user to press the "OK" button on the popup box ***
*** Waiting for the user to press the "OK" button on the popup box ***
  
      # Target star: 0   AO662
        18:17:47.5244 +26:39:58.516 RADEC 2000.0 J2000 0.0 0.0 15.90 R 2.20 B_V 1.65
      # Guide star: 2
        18:17:41.6880 +26:40:12.020 RADEC 2000.0 J2000 0.0 0.0 12.24 R 0.41 B_V 0.63
      # AO Reference star: 0
        18:17:47.5244 +26:39:58.516 RADEC 2000.0 J2000 0.0 0.0 15.90 U 2.20 B_V 0.5
  
      preset, AO662, MODE=TTM, GS=2, RS=0, PA=-90.0000
  
===> Error in irc_presetTelescope
        err = Resmsg[0]  = PresetTelescope result status: Warning
        err = Resmsg[1]  = Stop[435] complete
        err = Resmsg[2]  = WARNING: guide cam exposure time is less than 2000 ms which might cause guiding on atmospheric dispersions
        err = Resmsg[3]  = adjusted exposure time to 500 ms
        err = Resmsg[4]  = PresetAO[436] complete -  dx:nan dy:nan slNull: f1:Filter #0 f2:Filter #0 freq:200 mag:0 nBins:4 nModes:5 r0:0 snMode:0 strehl:0 ttMod:6

07:47 observe, presetAO662_TTM.obs
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   => Format correct in script /OldRepository/PISCES_Data/20110622/scripts/presetAO662_TTM.obs
   => Flag values acceptable in script /OldRepository/PISCES_Data/20110622/scripts/presetAO662_TTM.obs
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*** Waiting for the user to press the "OK" button on the popup box ***
*** Waiting for the user to press the "OK" button on the popup box ***
  
      # Target star: 0   AO662
        18:17:47.5244 +26:39:58.516 RADEC 2000.0 J2000 0.0 0.0 15.90 R 2.20 B_V 1.65
      # Guide star: 2
        18:17:41.6880 +26:40:12.020 RADEC 2000.0 J2000 0.0 0.0 12.24 R 0.41 B_V 0.63
      # AO Reference star: 0
        18:17:47.5244 +26:39:58.516 RADEC 2000.0 J2000 0.0 0.0 15.90 U 2.20 B_V 0.5
  
      preset, AO662, MODE=TTM, GS=2, RS=0, PA=-90.0000
  
           118 nm rms wavefront error in iteration 1
  => Collimated in 1 iterations
      runao: closing the AO loop
===> Error in irc_runao
        err = Resmsg[0]  = RunAO result status: Error
        err = Resmsg[1]  = IDL File error
        err = Resmsg[2]  = AcquireRef[439] failed - IDL File error
  • Typo by Javier. Fixed it and try again

07:48 observe, presetAO662_TTM.obs
  • Success

08:09 go to zenith to change the batter in the LED for the webcam that looks at the filter wheel encoder. Problems. No light on camera. Simone goes back up to check and fix.

08:41 Telescope unlocked

08:47 observe, /ACQUIRE
# Science Verification
# 22Jun2011  DM, DT, JCG
preset, OBJECT=SDT_GJ758A, MODE=ace, GS=2, RS=0, PA=-90
auto_collimate
runao
set_position
camera, EXP=10.0, FRAMES=9, COADDS=1, FILTER=6
getimage, comment=H
camera, EXP=0.8, FRAMES=3, COADDS=1, FILTER=8
getimage, comment=FeII
camera, EXP=10.0, FRAMES=9, COADDS=1, FILTER=6
getimage, comment=H
camera, EXP=0.8, FRAMES=3, COADDS=1, FILTER=8
getimage, comment=FeII
  • Acquire preset
  • Star off the top of the Guide camera. Geno set IE and CA
  • Continue script
  • ACE preset
  • Collimate After two iterations, the PSF was refusing Active Optics correction
  • Close AO loop - Successful
  • Shell Ripped after a couple minutes

09:10 Observe, GJ758A.obs
  • Failed. PMC problem
===> Error in irc_presetTelescope
        err = Resmsg[0]  = PresetTelescope result status: Error
        err = Resmsg[1]  = Stop[455] complete
        err = Resmsg[2]  = right PMC Mirror GoToPositionAbs Command Failed because Wrong mirror state
  • Geno found the DX primary down: Not sure why 09:15 IT#3475
  • Lifted it. Took a while.

09:28 obsere, GJ758A.obs, /ACQUIRE
  • Target star is off the edge. Geno sets IE and CA
  • ACE preset. 4 iterations to collimate

09:40

09:55 observe, GJ758a
  • hold rotator, Preset canceled, send startao
  • Start collecting data H, then FeII, then H, etc
  • Must tell AO guys that
  • Par angle at start 86.6
  • Three sets of data at H and FeII
  • Par angle at end 85.3

10:30 observe, SDT_BD_30_3639.obs (test exposures for tomorrow night)
  • Problems with my string comparisons for filter names. Commented it out in pisces_set_camera. Will fix

X Y frames Exposure Filter PISECS Image
2.00000 -8.0000          
" " 1 of 1 1.00000 H2 2.122 um\xA0 pisces.20110621.0299.fits H2
" " 1 of 1 10.0000 H2 2.122 um\xA0 pisces.20110621.0300.fits H2
" " 1 of 1 100.000 H2 2.122 um\xA0 pisces.20110621.0301.fits H2
" " 1 of 1 1.00000 Br-g 2.166 um pisces.20110621.0302.fits BR-G
" " 1 of 1 10.0000 Br-g 2.166 um pisces.20110621.0303.fits BR-G
" " 1 of 1 100.000 Br-g 2.166 um pisces.20110621.0304.fits BR-G
" " 1 of 1 1.00000 Ks pisces.20110621.0305.fits BR-G
" " 1 of 1 10.0000 Ks pisces.20110621.0306.fits BR-G
" " 1 of 1 100.000 Ks pisces.20110621.0307.fits BR-G

X Y frames Exposure Filter PISECS Image
2.00000 10.0000          
" " 1 of 1 1.00000 Ks pisces.20110621.0309.fits Sky
" " 1 of 1 10.0000 Ks pisces.20110621.0310.fits Sky
" " 1 of 1 100.000 Ks pisces.20110621.0311.fits Sky
" " 1 of 1 1.00000 Br-g 2.166 um pisces.20110621.0312.fits Sky
" " 1 of 1 10.0000 Br-g 2.166 um pisces.20110621.0313.fits Sky
" " 1 of 1 100.000 Br-g 2.166 um pisces.20110621.0314.fits Sky
" " 1 of 1 1.00000 H2 2.122 um\xA0 pisces.20110621.0315.fits Sky
" " 1 of 1 10.0000 H2 2.122 um\xA0 pisces.20110621.0316.fits Sky
" " 1 of 1 100.000 H2 2.122 um\xA0 pisces.20110621.0317.fits Sky

-- JuanGuerra - 22 Jun 2011
Topic revision: r6 - 10 Feb 2012, MichaelWagner
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