Commissioning Notes from 23th-24th June 2008 MST

Observers: D. Miller, J. Storm (in Tucson). Michele and Torsten (software support)
OSA: A. Ceranski

Summary

Night time Activities

8:45 pointto M5_0593: Success

8:55 pointto M5_0593 gstar=1 x=-0.032 y=439.79 focus=6.414

9:00 -2000 nm on primary for IRTC better focus

9:11 -2000 nm, 1000nm, 500nm

9:13 wfsc 7 z4=-957 focus = 15.

9;14 wfsc 8 z4=-1213 focus = 10.

9:16 wfsc 9 z4 =-702 focus = 13. now collimate primary

9:17 wfsc 10 z4=-740 focus = 17. collimate primary

9:18 wfsc 11 z4=-516 focus = 20 collimate primary

9:19 wfsc 12 z4=5 focus = 25. send

9:30 takepic 500nm takepic 500nm takepic 500nm takepic (outof focus)

9:36 takepic

9:40 "best" focus on IRTC by moving primary in Z4

9:41 WFSC 17 z4=1200 focus = 25

wfsc 18 z4=660 focus = 20

wfsc 19 , 20, 21 focus = 11 ???what's going on???

9:50-10:30? PCS, GCS, testing stuff and clouds

10:30-12:00 AGW data for Jesper. center of rotation etc

12:01 irc_preset_guide to M92

12:02 ./triggerWFSC /tmp/wfscimage000054.fits

12:12 ./sendZernikeTo PSF, ./triggerWFS: Success!!!!! Correct zernikes calculated, scale factors applied, set to the primary and applied. All looks good

12:15 take rotation guider image for Jesper 8, 9. Position is Good!!

12:26 pointto BS9177. Had exposure time of guider at 60 seconds. in first guide image (after full readout) could see start moving into the hotspot of small guide image /tmp/guiderimage006392.fits

12:37 pointto BS9177 Same star trail on first guide image /tmp/guiderimage006400.fits

12:37-12:44 on-axis: Collimate (elevation=73) 33, 34, 35

12:45 gstar=14 36,37, 38, y=474.92 (Off-axis guiding bouncing a bit)

12:51 on-axis: Collimate 39,40

12:57 gstar= 41 PA=168.77, y=481.958, focus = 12.668: 41,42,43

1:00 on-axis: Collimate (elevation=73) 44,45

1:03 gstar=57, PA = 89.25, y=475.99, focus = 11.894 46,47,48

1:07 on-axis: Collimate (elevation = 73) Rotator error. Set PA=90, 49,50,51

1:14 gstar=32 PA=? Rotator error

1:16 gstar = 19, PA=316.9, y=481.69, focus=12.633, 52,53,54

1:21 on-axis: Collimate (elevation=72 ) PA=316, 55,56

1:25 gstar=17, PA=224.69, Couldn't find star, none in full image

1:27 gstar=12 Double. Could not find. /tmp/acquire000382.fits Torsten?

1:29 gstar=9, PA=237.07, y=420.124, focus=2.985, 57,58,59

1:33 on-axis: Collimate GCS: signal 6 receive: GCS died unexpectantly

1:35 on-axis: Collimate (elevation=71) PA=237 60 (image, no correction applied) 61,62

1:41 gstar=51, PA=138.06, y=449.439, focus=8.036, 63,64,65

1:45 on-axis: Collimate (elevation=69), PA=138 66,67

1:50 gstar=49, PA=51.1 y=492.192, focus=13.939, 68,69,70

1:54 on-axis: Collimate (elevation=69), PA=51, 71,72

2:02 gstar=32, PA=354.74, y=493.447, focus = 14.059, 73,74,75

2:04 on-axis: Collimate (elevation=68), PA=354. Clouds!!

* BS9177_full_set.dat: Angles and Zernikes for Field Aberrations

2:20 Aaron say about 80% of sky has clouds

Test off-the-Y-axis guiding

2:28 pointto BS9177, gstar=41, default PA=168.77. Use the target.dat file and PA to send guide command from IDL. OR!! set PA=# in pointto request. Try _A=168.77 first. x=0.035, y=481.952

2:45 pointto BS9177, gstar=41, command PA=168.0: Success! x=1.756 y=481.965

2:48 pointto BS9177, gstar=41, command PA=170.0: Success! x=-2.773 y=481.982

2:51 pointto BS9177, gstar=41, command PA=175.0: Success! x=-14.096 y=482.718 Guiding is stable

2:53 pointto BS9177, gstar=41, command PA=195.0: Success! x=-57.543 y=495.353 Guiding is stable

2:55 pointto BS9177, gstar=41, command PA=220.0: Success! x=-101.546 y=530.619 Guiding is stable

3:00 pointto BS9177, gstar=41, command PA=120.0: Success! x=97.938 y=530.619 Guiding is stable (/tmp/guiderimage008451.fits) Saw star on full image, clouds by the time guide image taken.

3:15 pointto BS9177, gstat-41, command PA=120: Success. Log, acquire_image and all guide images in /tmp/PA_120

3:29 OAC error 201 log in /tmp/PA_220

3:31 GCS Signal 6 error and death in /tmp/PA_220

3:34 pointto BS9177, gstat-41, command PA=220: Success. Log, acquire_image and all guide images in /tmp/PA_220

3:46 pointto BS9177, gstar=0: Collimate 78,79,80

3:51 put 1000 nm Z5 on Primary, FC=0, 81, 82? (clouds)

3:46 pointto BS9177, gstar=0: removed z5 = 1000 nm (fc=0): not applied 82, small Z's

3:59 put 1000 nm Z5 on Primary, FC=1, 84,85,86

4:01 remove 1000nm Z5 (fc=1), 87, 88, 89

4:05 collimate 90,91,92

4:07 put 1000 nm Z5 on Primary, FC=1, 93,94,95 Collimate Primary between images

4:10 remove 1000nm Z5 (fc=1), 96

4:11 put 1000 nm Z5 on Primary, FC=0, 97,98? (clouds) Collimate Primary between images

4:15 Johannes attempt to focus DIMM on the Moon

-- DougMiller - 24 Jun 2008

Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
BS9177_full_set.datdat BS9177_full_set.dat manage 18 K 24 Jun 2008 - 12:18 DougMiller Angles and Zernikes for Field Aberrations
Topic revision: r3 - 24 Jun 2008, DougMiller
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