RFBG Checkout with AO5 Build: 20 October 2010 UT
Observer: DMiller, SEsposito, MXompero, LBusoni, APuglisi, FQuiros
Telescope Operator: DHuerta, GBechetti (LBTO)
Telescope Support: JLittle (LBTO)
Instrument Support: TShih (LBTO)
03:15 The AO retroreflector was removed. The removal was delay from before sunset till now to monitor the weather. The forecast is for clouds and rain, and if this were the case, the retroreflector would be left on from calibration work overnight. However, the humidity has leveled off at 75%, the winds are level at 10 m/s and only a few small clouds have developed. It was decided that if we can get 2+ hours or RFGB checkout in ACTIVE mode in tonight (before the rain forecast for 11:00 pm local time) then it is a job completed. It looks like there will be two nights of snow tomorrow and Thursday nights, so there will be plenty of time for calibration work with the retroreflector.
04:07 Humidity 80% Wind 10 m/s light clouds building. Geno and David getting all system up and running.
04:35 Closed because the few small clouds transformed into bigger, thicker clouds in about 10 minutes. We will wait to see if thing clear a bit.
- 20 Oct 2010