Start-up Observing Night 3 - 20160910 UT

Observers: JHill, DMiller, BRothberg, AVaz (Tucson)
Telescope Operator: GBechetti (LBTO)
AO Support: DMiller
Telescope Support: MWagner (LBTO)
Software Support: KSummers, MDelapena, CBiddick (Tucson)
Instrument Support: JMorris (LBTO)
Engineering Support:


Clear at sunset. Woke-up AGw1 after some struggling with the initial pointings. Carried out the AO CentOS 5.5 checkout on SX and DX. Second half spent running the AO CentOS 6 vs 7 comparison with both struggles and successes.




01:44 LBTI preset to Vega - couldn't find Vega, and didn't see sky background. ??

LUCI (or more precisely AGW1/2 wake-up activities not using LUCI)

02:26 LUCI ACQUIRE SYNC preset to M50738 - adjusted pointing

Coma is moderately large, but similar on the two sides. We will not do any X-Y secondary motion, and wait for field aberration measurements.

Added rough SX M3 positions to positions.conf Tip=+645 Tilt=-90 Piston=0.0 Selector 29.80

02:52 LUCI ACTIVE SYNC preset - didn't find 12th mag star

02:56 LUCI ACQUIRE SYNC preset to M5xxxx - didn't find it, spiral both sides again, there seems to be a bright companion

SX IE -44 CA -3 DX IE -25 CA -250

03:19 LUCI ACTIVE SYNC preset - succeeds

03:31 Off-axis preset to gs=1

SX AO CentOS 5.5 verification

03:40 AO676 - ACTIVE (to the bright on-axis star)

03:44 AO676 - ACE_ACTIVE SYNC preset

SX side works OK, DX can't send slopes to secondary. See AO wiki log for AO details.

04:20 Fire alarm on mountain - observing continues with JMH as the operator from Tucson. (we don't think there is an actual fire - too much habanero sauce on the wings?)

04:21 - DOWNTIME - DX Primary has panic'd., and also SX. - apparently the alarm shuts off the air compressors (and mirror ventilation).

04:28 - Re-enable air compressors on ECSGUI, PMC air on, Auto-raise mirrors. Hold El Axis.


04:39 AO676 - ACE_ACTIVE SYNC preset

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Topic revision: r3 - 11 Sep 2016, JohnHill
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