LUCIFER Commissioning - 2008 December 13 UT
Observers: W. Seifert, N. Ageorges, M. Jutte, J. Hill (on mtn)
Telescope Operator: W. Wack
Software Support: P. Grenz (on call)
Night lost to clouds.
02:10 Making tests presets with dome closed to exercise new GCS and PCS builds
02:30 Tracking with dome closed
04:00 Had to force Ta 11.70 (17) to get pressure up to 126 Bar to avoid getting stuck at EL=75 deg.
04:10 Open dome under heavy cirrus clouds. We do see bright stars, and we have some quick tests to verify offsetting and guiding. T=-0 degC D=-6 degC
04:16 See an actual star on LUCIFER IE=+9.1 CA=+4.3
04:18 preset ACTIVE, but GCS couldn't see the star. Clouds.
04:23 preset ACTIVE to 7.7 mag (r) star
04:26 preset ACTIVE to 0 mag star. Still too many clouds.
04:32 - Close dome. It was fun while it lasted.
05:45 - Snow is beginning to fall.
- 13 Dec 2008