AO Commissioning at RFBG: 25 November 2010 UTC

Observer(s): SEsposito, APuglisi, LBusoni, EPinna, DMiller, GBrusa (LBTO)

Telescope Operator: DHuerta (LBTO)

SW Support: TLiebold (Tucson)

Telescope Support: JLittle (LBTO)

Instrument Support: JMorris (LBTO)

Summary

Preparations

00:30 John filled LBC and MODS

Details

01:00 Average wind speeds around 17 m/s with gust over 20 m/s. Remain closed

02:15 Wind is down to 13 m/s with gusts to 17 m/s. Chamber is opened.

02:30 Pointed to a bright star

02:40 David set IE=-42 CA=40

02:54 David remove some coma and focus by hand

02:50 preset BS9188 ACTIVE GS=0 Collimate to 400 nm rms. Guider FWHM=1.5-2

03:05 David preset from IRAF newpoint AO49 gs=6 TelMode="ACTIVE" AOs=0 AOmode="ACE". Failed. The xy coordinates sent to AOS were in the millions of mm. AOS returned a failure. Guiding and Active Optics started

03:09 Doug preset from IDL to the same star: preset, AO49, GS=6, RS=0, MODE=ACE Success. The xy positions sent to AOS were below 1.0 mm.

03:10 irc_runao Failed because AOS return and error about timeout. However, the AO loop was closed. David turned off Guiding and Active Optics on the GCS Engineering GUI. AO guys continue with AO work.

04:06 Humidity has climbed to 73% and wind is averaging 16m/s with gusts to 18m/s

04:08 Closed as wind gusts to 19 m/s

-- DougMiller - 25 Nov 2010
Topic revision: r3 - 27 Nov 2010, DougMiller
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