Director's Time

Observers: B.Rothberg

ISA: B.Rothberg (Tucson)
Telescope Operator: D.G.Huerta (LBTO)
AO Support: JCGuerra
Telescope Support: K.Newton
Software Support: S.Hooper
Instrument Support: J.Morris (LBTO)
Engineering Support: DAshby

Summary

Details

Program 1: C. Veillet TNO/Centaur Recovery Program

UT 12:23 - Taking LBC Biases Red Side Only

UT 01:41 - thick clouds overhead

UT 02:13 - Opening, break in clouds over head

UT 02:27 - received "Command Rejected since another is running" POP up error in LBC GUI - dofpia stopped

UT 02:31 - moving to a better field via "findcps.pl" and redoing DOFPIA (/home/lbto/SciPrep/FindCPS/)

UT 02:42 - need +2000 Z8 and -2000 Z7

UT 02:47 - Collimation claims seeing is 3.4"

UT 02:49 - Doing Ob10,Ob11,Ob12 in a loop - then will stop and focus before proceeding to OB13

UT 02:52 - script didn't work - will do it the old fashioned way, one OB at a time

UT 02:54 - OB10 complete, round 1 - SATURATED BECAUSE WE ARE POINTED AT THE FREAKING MOON

UT 02:59 - OB11 complete, round 1 - SATURATED BECAUSE WE ARE POINTED AT THE FREAKING MOON

UT 02:59 - Stopping due to clouds

UT 03:54 - Opening again - parting of the clouds

UT 04:04 - DOFPIA - DIMM 0.96" - converged to 0.94"

UT 04:10 - OB 10 started (round 1)

UT 04:12 - OB 11 started (round 1) - SATURATED DUE TO MOON

UT 04:15 - OB 12 started (round 1)

UT 04:19 - OB 13 started (round 1)

UT 04:22 - OB 14 started (round 1)

UT 04:25 - OB 15 started (round 1)

UT 04:29 - OB 16 started (round 1)

UT 04:32 - going to focus field for DOFPIA -converged to 0.75"

UT 04:38 - OB 10 started (round 2)

UT 04:41 - OB 11 (short 20sec) started (round 2)

UT 04:44 - OB 12 started (round 2)

UT 04:47 - OB 13 started (round 2)

UT 04:50 - OB 14 started (round 2)

UT 04:53 - OB 15 started (round 2)

UT 04:56 - OB 16 started (round 2)

UT 05:05 - DOFPIA - converged - seeing estimate 0.85"

UT 05:06 - OB 10 started (round 3)

UT 05:08 - OB 11short started (round 3)

UT 05:11 - OB 12 started (round 3)

UT 05:14 - OB 13 started (round 3)

UT 05:17 - OB 14 started (round 3)

UT 05:20 - OB 15 started (round 3)

UT 05:23 - OB 16 started (round 3)

UT 05:28 - Going back for one more pass on OB 11short - airmass 2.325

UT 05:31 - Completed C. Veillet Program

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UT 05:44 - Moving to Galaddi 1 to focus and take I-band std

UT 05:51 - Galaddi 1 std Airmass 1.826 - DOFPIA converged to 1"

UT 05:54 - Moving to NGC 890 - refocus - Airmass 1.2 (may need to find a better std field)

UT 05:59 - Staring NGC 890 LBC-Red I-bessell

UT 06:37 - Stopped after 10, high bkgd and saturated stars - will switch to 90sec exposures.

UT 06:39 - Doing DOFPIA before starting shorter exposure script - converged to 0.9" seeing

UT 06:42 - Starting 90secx10 exposure script - airmass 1.380

UT 06:49 - DIMM 1.2"

UT 07:25 - Script done, running DOFPIA -converged to 1.14"

UT 07:29 - Starting final NGC 890 - airmass 1.667 (should match std field taken earlier)

UT 08:13 - Completed NGC 890

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UT 08:14 - Moving to SA101 - I-Bessell - will run DOFPIA

UT 08:16 - DOFPIA converged to 1.28" - Running SA101 field

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UT 08:23 - Preparing for C. Veillet Jovian Program Epoch 1

UT 08:40 - Working on setting up OB30 (2011J2) - using the Differential Rate NSI GUI Tab - saturated detector

UT 08:56 - OB31 (2011J1) - saturated detector

UT 09:02 - OB32 (2010J2) - saturated detector - I think these exposures are too long

UT 09:08 - redoing OB30short using 3x100 - 100seconds give 12k background count

UT 09:17 - redoing OB31short using 3x100 -Still too bright - going with 6x50sec

UT 09:27 - OB31short - 50sec too much - reducing to 25secx12 - So it looks like Jupiter is really damn close - these exposures only chip3 is blasted (hope that's not where the moon is...) Say Hello to Jupiter in the DIMM!

UT 09:35 - wisps of clouds?

UT 09:39 - OB32short - 6x50sec - ok so for this one I underestimated - bkgd counts are 3-4k

UT 09:50 - OB33short - using 6x50 for this too - bkgd 9-12k with gradient from nearby JUPITER!

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UT 10:00 - SA101 - DOFPIA - 1.09" convergence

UT 10:05 - SA101 - std field Airmass 1.211

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C. Veillet Jovian Program Epoch 2

UT 10:08 - going back to OB30_short - 1 hour since last observations - bkgd ~12k - glare from Jupiter visible

UT 10:17 - OB31_short -chip3 blasted again

UT 10:30 - OB32_short

UT 10:40 - OB33_short

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Rothberg RJ04 Merger I-band

UT 10:50 - Moving to do DOFPIA in NGC 3656 field

UT 10:53 - Running DOFPIA - converged to 1.13"seeing

UT 10:57 - NGC 3656 I-Bessell

UT 11:09 - Moving to NGC 3597 I-Bessell -90 sec saturates center

UT 11:18 - doing 45x2 and 5 dithers - so total still 450sec (completed 1)

UT 11:21 - 45 sec still saturates center - going to 30 sec (completed 2)

UT 11:22 - 30x3x5positions

UT 11:38 - Moving to Arp 156 - will do DOFPIA

UT 11:41 - Running DOFPIA - airmass 1.405 - converged fast to 1.08" seeing

UT 11:44 - Arp 156 I-Bessell

UT 11:49 - Stopped after 1 exposure - 90 sec saturates nucleus

UT 11:49 - Changed to 2x45sec x 5 dither - stopped after 1 - going to rotate 90 to avoid saturated stars

UT 11:52 - Restarted with 2x45 x5 dither with 90 rotation

UT 11:54 - see a "?" next to I-Bessell filter but only in 1 exposure (one before 115411)

UT 12:08 - Moving to SA101

UT 12:12 - SA101 std field Airmass 1.285

UT 12:14 - Running DOFPIA - converged to seeing 0.79"

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C. Veillet Jovian Program Epoch 3

UT 12:19 - OB30short

UT 12:28 - OB31short

UT 12:40 - OB32short

UT 12:50 - OB33short

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UT 13:00 - Moving back to SA101 - Airmass 1.439

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UT 13:04 - Skyflats

UT 13:25 - Taking I-Bessell Skyflats 20sec exposures 5pt dither 8-12k

UT 13:32 - Taking 5 more I-Bessell Skyflats 10sec each

UT 13:37 - Taking 5 r-sloan skyflats 10sec exposures 5pt dither - 1st is 16k, 2nd is 18k

UT 13:41 - Taking 5 more r-sloan 3sec exposure - previous ones the last 3 are probably too many counts - these start at 10k

FINISHED UT 13:45
Topic revision: r2 - 29 Dec 2014, BarryRothberg
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