Telescope and AGw Commissioning at LFBG with IRTC - 12-13 April 2009 MST

Observers: D.Thompson first half, ARakich second half (from Tucson)
Telescope Operator: DGonzalez Huerta
Telescope Support:
SW Support: TLeibold

Summary

  • We cannot open - significant ice remains on the weather station and lightning rod.
  • Ran several versions of Jesper's "dogrid" script to collect more calibration unit data.
  • Had three instances where the GCS setFocus (and AGW setfocus) failed.

Details

17:40 MST Telescope ready, calibration unit lamp is apparently now on.

17:55 AGW stages homed. Verified the calibration unit lamp is now on (visible in 1s exposures on IRTC). AGW stages moved to on-axis position (0.0,612.5) and the spot checked

18:00 Doug reports the roof is mostly clear, but there is ice on the lightning rod and weather station that presents a problem. Current weather Tair=-2C RH=100% and DGH reports clouds/fog in the immediate area. We cannot open tonight!

18:20 Spot on AGW was very faint in 20s - wrong filter (was on 1, should be 2). Focus set to 23.0 mm (25 was a little out of focus), now 2 pixels FWHM.

18:25 Jesper's dogrid script copied to /tmp/20090413, focus changed to 23.0 (24.0 was definitely worse) and executed (on lbtmu107).

GUIDE# SFPxy   GUIDE# SFPxy   GUIDE# SFPxy   GUIDE# SFPxy
gi0014 -5.0,0.0   gi0024 0.0,1.0   gi0034 5.0,3.0   gi0044 1.0,8.0
gi0015 -3.0,0.0   gi0025 1.0,1.0   gi0035 -5.0,5.0   gi0045 0.0,8.0
gi0016 1.0,0.0   gi0026 3.0,1.0   gi0036 -3.0,5.0   gi0046 1.0,8.0
gi0017 0.0,0.0   gi0027 5.0,1.0   gi0037 1.0,5.0   gi0047 3.0,8.0
gi0018 1.0,0.0   gi0028 -5.0,3.0   gi0038 0.0,5.0   gi0048 5.0,8.0
gi0019 3.0,0.0   gi0029 -3.0,3.0   gi0039 1.0,5.0   gi0049 -5.0,10.0
gi0020 5.0,0.0   gi0030 1.0,3.0   gi0040 3.0,5.0   gi0050 -3.0,10.0
gi0021 -5.0,1.0   gi0031 0.0,3.0   gi0041 5.0,5.0   gi0051 1.0,10.0
gi0022 -3.0,1.0   gi0032 1.0,3.0   gi0042 -5.0,8.0   gi0052 0.0,10.0
gi0023 1.0,1.0   gi0033 3.0,3.0   gi0043 -3.0,8.0   gi0053 1.0,10.0
      gi0054 3.0,10.0
      gi0055 5.0,10.0

18:47 Corrected apparent typo in dogrid ("for x in -5 -3 1 0 1 3 5" changed to "for x in -5 -3 -1 0 1 3 5") and repeated:

GUIDE# SFPxy   GUIDE# SFPxy   GUIDE# SFPxy   GUIDE# SFPxy
gi0056 -5.0,0.0   gi0066 0.0,1.0   gi0076 5.0,3.0   gi0086 -1.0,8.0
gi0057 -3.0,0.0   gi0067 1.0,1.0   gi0077 -5.0,5.0   gi0087 0.0,8.0
gi0058 -1.0,0.0   gi0068 3.0,1.0   gi0078 -3.0,5.0   gi0088 1.0,8.0
gi0059 0.0,0.0   gi0069 5.0,1.0   gi0079 -1.0,5.0   gi0089 3.0,8.0
gi0060 1.0,0.0   gi0070 -5.0,3.0   gi0080 0.0,5.0   gi0090 5.0,8.0
gi0061 3.0,0.0   gi0071 -3.0,3.0   gi0081 1.0,5.0   gi0091 -5.0,10.0
gi0062 5.0,0.0   gi0072 -1.0,3.0   gi0082 3.0,5.0   gi0092 -3.0,10.0
gi0063 -5.0,1.0   gi0073 0.0,3.0   gi0083 5.0,5.0   gi0093 -1.0,10.0
gi0064 -3.0,1.0   gi0074 1.0,3.0   gi0084 -5.0,8.0   gi0094 0.0,10.0
gi0065 -1.0,1.0   gi0075 3.0,3.0   gi0085 -3.0,8.0   gi0095 1.0,10.0
      gi0096 3.0,10.0
      gi0097 5.0,10.0

19:30 Inspected data, one image is out of focus but the rest look OK. The grid can be extended in X and reduced in Y so I made dogrid2 and executed it.

GUIDE# SFPxy   GUIDE# SFPxy   GUIDE# SFPxy   GUIDE# SFPxy   GUIDE# SFPxy   GUIDE# SFPxy
gi0098 -7.0,0.0   gi0107 -7.0,1.0   gi0116 -7.0,3.0   gi0125 -7.0,5.0            
gi0099 -5.0,0.0   gi0108 -5.0,1.0   gi0117 -5.0,3.0   gi0126 -5.0,5.0            
gi0100 -3.0,0.0   gi0109 -3.0,1.0   gi0118 -3.0,3.0                  
gi0101 -1.0,0.0   gi0110 -1.0,1.0   gi0119 -1.0,3.0                  
gi0102 0.0,0.0   gi0111 0.0,1.0   gi0120 0.0,3.0                  
gi0103 1.0,0.0   gi0112 1.0,1.0   gi0121 1.0,3.0                  
gi0104 3.0,0.0   gi0113 3.0,1.0   gi0122 3.0,3.0                  
gi0105 5.0,0.0   gi0114 5.0,1.0   gi0123 5.0,3.0                  
gi0106 7.0,0.0   gi0115 7.0,1.0   gi0124 7.0,3.0                  

19:42 Script reporting setfocus failing and the calibration source is out of focus, so the script was aborted. Frames 98 through 111 OK, 112-126 out of focus. Not obvious why the focus failed (focus was at 30.985mm). I set the sleep commands to 2 seconds (was 1 second) in dogrid2.

19:45 Re-homing stages 1 and 2 failed, stopAGW and startAGW then re-home. Homed OK, but setFocus 23.0 failed (stage remained at 0.0). Not sure why. DGH recommends stopping and restarting the oacserver, plus the stop and restart, rehome of AGW. Note that getStatus on lbtmu107 returns an "AGW Status: WARNING", but that was true before as well. Restarted GCS. Tried to call Torsten, called Norm to discuss the warning message from AGW. It may be because GCS is now aware of AGW#4. It does not seem to be the source of the focus problem, so proceeding as before.

20:15 Started dogrid2...

GUIDE# SFPxy   GUIDE# SFPxy   GUIDE# SFPxy   GUIDE# SFPxy   GUIDE# SFPxy   GUIDE# SFPxy
gi0127 -7.0,0.0   gi0136 -7.0,1.0   gi0145 -7.0,3.0   gi0154 -7.0,5.0   gi0163 -7.0,7.0   gi0172 -7.0,9.0
gi0128 -5.0,0.0   gi0137 -5.0,1.0   gi0146 -5.0,3.0   gi0155 -5.0,5.0   gi0164 -5.0,7.0   gi0173 -5.0,9.0
gi0129 -3.0,0.0   gi0138 -3.0,1.0   gi0147 -3.0,3.0   gi0156 -3.0,5.0   gi0165 -3.0,7.0   gi0174 -3.0,9.0
gi0130 -1.0,0.0   gi0139 -1.0,1.0   gi0148 -1.0,3.0   gi0157 -1.0,5.0   gi0166 -1.0,7.0   gi0175 -1.0,9.0
gi0131 0.0,0.0   gi0140 0.0,1.0   gi0149 0.0,3.0   gi0158 0.0,5.0   gi0167 0.0,7.0   gi0176 0.0,9.0
gi0132 1.0,0.0   gi0141 1.0,1.0   gi0150 1.0,3.0   gi0159 1.0,5.0   gi0168 1.0,7.0   gi0177 1.0,9.0
gi0133 3.0,0.0   gi0142 3.0,1.0   gi0151 3.0,3.0   gi0160 3.0,5.0   gi0169 3.0,7.0   gi0178 3.0,9.0
gi0134 5.0,0.0   gi0143 5.0,1.0   gi0152 5.0,3.0   gi0161 5.0,5.0   gi0170 5.0,7.0   gi0179 5.0,9.0
gi0135 7.0,0.0   gi0144 7.0,1.0   gi0153 7.0,3.0   gi0162 7.0,5.0   gi0171 7.0,7.0   gi0180 7.0,9.0

20:45 Started dogrid2 again since we cannot open. Can use this for repeatability measurements.

GUIDE# SFPxy   GUIDE# SFPxy   GUIDE# SFPxy   GUIDE# SFPxy   GUIDE# SFPxy   GUIDE# SFPxy
gi0181 -7.0,0.0   gi0190 -7.0,1.0   gi0199 -7.0,3.0   gi0208 -7.0,5.0   gi0217 -7.0,7.0   gi0226 -7.0,9.0
gi0182 -5.0,0.0   gi0191 -5.0,1.0   gi0200 -5.0,3.0   gi0209 -5.0,5.0   gi0218 -5.0,7.0   gi0227 -5.0,9.0
gi0183 -3.0,0.0   gi0192 -3.0,1.0   gi0201 -3.0,3.0   gi0210 -3.0,5.0   gi0219 -3.0,7.0   gi0228 -3.0,9.0
gi0184 -1.0,0.0   gi0193 -1.0,1.0   gi0202 -1.0,3.0   gi0211 -1.0,5.0   gi0220 -1.0,7.0   gi0229 -1.0,9.0
gi0185 0.0,0.0   gi0194 0.0,1.0   gi0203 0.0,3.0   gi0212 0.0,5.0   gi0221 0.0,7.0   gi0230 0.0,9.0
gi0186 1.0,0.0   gi0195 1.0,1.0   gi0204 1.0,3.0   gi0213 1.0,5.0   gi0222 1.0,7.0   gi0231 1.0,9.0
gi0187 3.0,0.0   gi0196 3.0,1.0   gi0205 3.0,3.0   gi0214 3.0,5.0   gi0223 3.0,7.0   gi0232 3.0,9.0
gi0188 5.0,0.0   gi0197 5.0,1.0   gi0206 5.0,3.0   gi0215 5.0,5.0   gi0224 5.0,7.0   gi0233 5.0,9.0
gi0189 7.0,0.0   gi0198 7.0,1.0   gi0207 7.0,3.0   gi0216 7.0,5.0   gi0225 7.0,7.0   gi0234 7.0,9.0

Created dogrid3 with most of the points between the prior measurements...

GUIDE# SFPxy   GUIDE# SFPxy   GUIDE# SFPxy   GUIDE# SFPxy   GUIDE# SFPxy
gi0235 -6.0,0.0   gi0244 -6.0,2.0   gi0253 -6.0,4.0   gi0262 -6.0,6.0      
gi0236 -4.0,0.0   gi0245 -4.0,2.0   gi0254 -4.0,4.0   gi0263 -4.0,6.0      
gi0237 -2.0,0.0   gi0246 -2.0,2.0   gi0255 -2.0,4.0   gi0264 -2.0,6.0      
gi0238 -1.0,0.0   gi0247 -1.0,2.0   gi0256 -1.0,4.0   gi0265 -1.0,6.0      
gi0239 0.0,0.0   gi0248 0.0,2.0   gi0257 0.0,4.0   gi0266 0.0,6.0      
gi0240 1.0,0.0   gi0249 1.0,2.0   gi0258 1.0,4.0   gi0267        
gi0241 2.0,0.0   gi0250 2.0,2.0   gi0259 2.0,4.0            
gi0242 4.0,0.0   gi0251 4.0,2.0   gi0260 4.0,4.0            
gi0243 6.0,0.0   gi0252 6.0,2.0   gi0261 6.0,4.0            

The dogrid3 script was aborted at 266/267 because I was getting the same focus problem as before. Restarting oacserver, AGW, and GCS. Restart dogrid3...

GUIDE# SFPxy   GUIDE# SFPxy   GUIDE# SFPxy   GUIDE# SFPxy   GUIDE# SFPxy
gi0268 -6.0,0.0   gi0277 -6.0,2.0   gi0286 -6.0,4.0   gi0295 -6.0,6.0   gi0304 -6.0,8.0
gi0269 -4.0,0.0   gi0278 -4.0,2.0   gi0287 -4.0,4.0   gi0296 -4.0,6.0   gi0305 -4.0,8.0
gi0270 -2.0,0.0   gi0279 -2.0,2.0   gi0288 -2.0,4.0   gi0297 -2.0,6.0   gi0306 -2.0,8.0
gi0271 -1.0,0.0   gi0280 -1.0,2.0   gi0289 -1.0,4.0   gi0298 -1.0,6.0   gi0307 -1.0,8.0
gi0272 0.0,0.0   gi0281 0.0,2.0   gi0290 0.0,4.0   gi0299 0.0,6.0   gi0308 0.0,8.0
gi0273 1.0,0.0   gi0282 1.0,2.0   gi0291 1.0,4.0   gi0300 1.0,6.0   gi0309 1.0,8.0
gi0274 2.0,0.0   gi0283 2.0,2.0   gi0292 2.0,4.0   gi0301 2.0,6.0   gi0310 2.0,8.0
gi0275 4.0,0.0   gi0284 4.0,2.0   gi0293 4.0,4.0   gi0302 4.0,6.0   gi0311 4.0,8.0
gi0276 6.0,0.0   gi0285 6.0,2.0   gi0294 6.0,4.0   gi0303 6.0,6.0   gi0312 6.0,8.0

22:00 MST restart dogrid3 a second time.

GUIDE# SFPxy   GUIDE# SFPxy   GUIDE# SFPxy   GUIDE# SFPxy   GUIDE# SFPxy
gi0313 -6.0,0.0   gi0322 -6.0,2.0   gi0331 -6.0,4.0   gi0340 -6.0,6.0   gi0349 -6.0,8.0
gi0314 -4.0,0.0   gi0323 -4.0,2.0   gi0332 -4.0,4.0   gi0341 -4.0,6.0   gi0350 -4.0,8.0
gi0315 -2.0,0.0   gi0324 -2.0,2.0   gi0333 -2.0,4.0   gi0342 -2.0,6.0   gi0351 -2.0,8.0
gi0316 -1.0,0.0   gi0325 -1.0,2.0   gi0334 -1.0,4.0   gi0343 -1.0,6.0   gi0352 -1.0,8.0
gi0317 0.0,0.0   gi0326 0.0,2.0   gi0335 0.0,4.0   gi0344 0.0,6.0   gi0353 0.0,8.0
gi0318 1.0,0.0   gi0327 1.0,2.0   gi0336 1.0,4.0   gi0345 1.0,6.0   gi0354 1.0,8.0
gi0319 2.0,0.0   gi0328 2.0,2.0   gi0337 2.0,4.0   gi0346 2.0,6.0   gi0355 2.0,8.0
gi0320 4.0,0.0   gi0329 4.0,2.0   gi0338 4.0,4.0   gi0347 4.0,6.0   gi0356 4.0,8.0
gi0321 6.0,0.0   gi0330 6.0,2.0   gi0339 6.0,4.0   gi0348 6.0,6.0   gi0357 6.0,8.0

23:10 Stopping here in order to process the data for Jesper.

-- DavidThompson - 12 Apr 2009
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
dogrid.20090413.datdat dogrid.20090413.dat manage 17 K 13 Apr 2009 - 08:10 DavidThompson Data extracted from tonight's observations.
Topic revision: r4 - 13 Apr 2009, DavidThompson
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