Startup Night 20140911
Observers: DThompson/MEdwards (Tucson)
Telescope Operator: GBechetti (LBTO)
AO Support: JCGuerra
Telescope Support: JUrban (LBTO)
Software Support: MDeLPena
Instrument Support: ESolheid (LBTO)
Engineering Support: DAshby
Started in poor weather (high humidity) but finally things improved and we were able to open and complete (pending reduction) all LUCI on-sky tests including IAA (LEFTZEROPOINT) check, transform check, slit acquisition, offsets, guiding, slitscan and some science to test out the end-to-end system function.
Opened late thanks to humidity
Starting with pupil alignment checks (0041 dark, 0042-0045 K-band)
Field alignment (0046 - 0048; K-band, sievemask)
Configuring for IAA check; checking collimation, etc. Looking very good at 0.7-1"
Starting IAA Check; Track mode Dice 5 with RA/Dec absolute offsets. This allows us to do a geomap solution in iraf. We want to make sure the angle is = angular offset between the slit and detector
- /home/observer/00_Scripts/Imaging/dice5_RADEC_100as.img X 4
- Track mode;
- PA = 180
Dave's gone off to the data reduction for this. I'm taking next set of data...
Roughly checking the AGW transform (70-75; 76-81; 82-87; 88-93)
- /home/observer/00_Scripts/Imaging/dice5_DETXY_100as.img X 4
- Active mode;
- PA = 180
Seeing started at subarcsecond -- but as clouds rolled in it increased to 1.5 and became variable.
Checking acquisition of longslit; checks out ok!
Clouds moving in; going to try to wait them out.
Slewing to slitdither target to track large offsets in the slit. Seeing is suddenly ridiculous ~0.5!!
- 120" total offset
- Last image is for sky subtraction
Some basic science checkouts with LBTO science targets (longslit acq, dithering, guiding, etc)
Science = 0154 - 0168
Telluric = 0177 - 0178