Director's Time

Observers: B.Rothberg

ISA: B.Rothberg
Telescope Operator: D.G.Huerta (LBTO)
AO Support: JCGuerra
Telescope Support: M.Wagner (LBTO)
Software Support: C.Baddick
Instrument Support: J.Morris (LBTO)
Engineering Support: DAshby

Summary

Details

UT (-1 day) 23:25 - Waking MODS to run mask tests for OSURC masks installed

UT 00:19 - sieve snaps OK

UT 00:56 - taking LBC biases

UT 01:07 - open - attempting to collimate, but still too bright out

UT 01:18 - Collimating MODS

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UT 01:22 - Moving to RMW Target

UT 01:25 - GCS seeing 0.9" - starting acquisition sequence

UT 01:30 - Stars don't look round, lots of coma - look triangular

UT 01:32 - Object centered in slit - science obs script started

UT 02:40 - Completed set of 3 exposures - starting a 2nd set of two additional exposures

UT 03:25 - Completed 2 exposures - RMW ASN14fv target completed - can't see target in the last exposures (blue or red) - ended at airmass 1.59 - counts much lower than at start

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UT 03:28 - Moving to G191B2B Spectro-phot standard (airmass 1.09)

UT 03:34 - Seeing about 1" - acquiring

UT 03:39 - Taking 0.6", 1", 5" slit observations of G191B2B

UT 03:41 - DIMM 0.6", GCS Avg 0.61" (improved conditions)

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UT 04:16 - slewing to FF0245+0123 (Rothberg Target)

UT 04:18 - Seeing is 0.9" (avg GCS)

UT 04:28 - had to issue redfits flush - redside was not reading out

UT 04:32 - Starting script for FF0245+0123

UT 04:43 - Seeing above 1"

UT 05:39 - Completed 3of3 exposures - taking 1 more exposure

UT 06:02 - Completed FF0245+0123

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UT 06:03 - Going to Spectrophot Std Feige 34 (lower airmass - better matches MODS observations)

UT 06:12 - starting sequence for Feige 34 (0.6", 1.0", 5") - Avg GCS 0.86" DIMM 0.8" (airmass 1.5)

UT 06:38 - Completed Feige 34 - Finished MODS observations for the night (calibrations later)

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UT 06:40 - SWITCHING TO LBC

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Veillet Recovery Program

UT 06:56 - Running DOFPIA

UT 07:05 - Blue converged to 0.61" seeing and Red to 0.40"

UT 07:06 - Running co-pointing OB

UT 07:12 - Co-pointing done

UT 07:13 - Going to OB70 (non-sidereal rate -51" +12") - crossing meridian - had to stop

UT 07:13 - I don't think there's any question about it. It can only be attributable to human error.

UT 07:14 - Resending OB70 after meridian crossing

UT 07:15 - The 9000 series has a perfect operational record.

UT 07:24 - Executing OB72 (no change in slew rate)

UT 07:33 - Executing OB60 (60-63 use -16" +6" non-sidereal rate)

UT 07:39 - Stopping at 3/6 - Jupiter is blasting 60% of the array

UT 07:39 - Dave, I can't put my finger on it, but I sense something strange about him.

UT 07:40 - OB60 now 25x12sec - Jupiter now blasting only Chip4

UT 07:53 - Executing OB61

UT 08:02 - Executing OB62

UT 08:03 - No 9000 computer has ever fouled up before

UT 08:10 - Executing OB63

UT 08:15 - LBC Guiders reporting 0.9" Blue, 0.7" Red

UT 08:20 - Executing OB60 - Loop2

UT 08:33 - Running DOFPIA at OB61 field (best not to focus with Jupiter so close) 0.8" blue, 0.4" Red

UT 08:38 - Executing OB61 - Loop2

UT 08:46 - Executing OB62 - Loop2

UT 08:55 - Executing OB63 - Loop2

UT 08:58 - Open the pod bay doors, please, HAL

UT 09:03 - Executing OB60 - Loop3

UT 09:17 - Running DOFPIA at OB61 field - Blue 0.7" Red 0.39"

UT 09:21 - Executing OB61 - Loop3

UT 09:30 - Executing OB62 - Loop3

UT 09:40 - Executing OB63 - Loop3

UT 09:41 - Just what do you think you're doing Dave?

UT 09:47 - Completed Veillet Recovery Program

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SWITCHING TO LUCI for SN program (PI Frye)
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UT 10:10 - LUCI Pointing and Collimation Check

UT 10:20 - Sending preset (via Doug M.)

UT 10:24 - WFS FWHM mean 0.6"

UT 10:24 - Resending preset (via Doug M.)

UT 10:27 - Powered off LBC - have skyflats from earlier runs (can share with OSURC if need more)

UT 10:37 - Need to restart AO system

UT 10:56 - AO system cannot home

UT 11:01 - AO Seems to be working, preset sent OK

UT 11:11 - Issues closing the loop

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UT 11:32 - Cannot fix AO - moving to Rothberg Target SDSSJ1306+0735

UT 11:49 - Centered in slit - starting science on Galaxy 1 - Avg Seeing 0.56"

UT 12:03 - Seeing 0.74" GCS Avg

UT 12:14 - Stopping after 8 positions

UT 12:15 - Moving to position two - centered on galaxy 2 - changing spectroscopic integration to 120 sec from 150 above - skylines were pretty bright

UT 12:28 - Starting science on Galaxy 2 - note that bright blob from Galaxy 1 still present - avg seeing 0.5" GCS

UT 13:00 - Finished Spectroscopy - doing 10minute imaging script because of good seeing

UT 13:21 - Moving to Telluric Star HD 116960

UT 13:30 - Taking spectra of HD 116960

UT 13:36 - Completed Rothberg Target SDSSJ1306+0735

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UT 13:38 - Closing to take MODS/LUCI calibrations

UT 13:49 - Starting flats for LUCI (1,5slit) - aborted after 6 - too bright - changing to 5seconds

UT 13:50 - Taking slt flats for MODS1 (0.6")

UT 14:03 - Completed LUCI flats/cals - logging out of LUCI

UT 14:11 - Taking MODS calibration lamps (arcs)

UT 14:20 - Taking MODS slitless pixel flats

UT 14:41 - Taking MODS slit flats (1.0")

UT 15:00 - Taking 8kx3k MODS biases

UT 15:11 - Putting MODS to sleep

THAT'S ALL FOLKS!
Topic revision: r4 - 17 Jan 2015, BarryRothberg
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