UT November 17 2018

OSA: J. Williams

ISA: B. Rothberg (Tucson)
AO Support ARGOS: S. Walsh

AO Support FLAO: G. Taylor (Tucson)

Laser Dude: G. Rahmer

Mtn Manager: R. Hanson

ISp: E. Solheid

SW Support: A. Colson

UT 06:56 - reconfiguring for LUCI-Bino SX is SL, DX is ARGOS

UT 07:03 - LUCIs initilized - configured for no masks - Gustavo working on ARGOS issues (powering up lasers and starting computers)

UT 07:15 - pointing star check

UT 07:18 - AO Arbitrator had some issues, Wolfgang and Gustavo seemed to have corrected it

UT 07:22 - still working on pointing - SX satellite avoidance is complaining

UT 07:26 - collimation check

UT 07:29 - Sending ARGOS collimation script

UT 07:33 - device error - satellite tracker doens't think we are on target

UT 07:38 - Device error for arbitrator state - satellitve avoidance still disconnected

UT 07:42 - satellite avoidance still says we are off target

UT 07:48 - Satellite GUI shows the Palomar 2 coordinates - which are in the target file - but satellite avoidance refuses to accept coordinates - going to restart the software

UT 07:52 - restarting software still gave same error - going to revert to earlier version of satellite avoidance software

UT 08:06 - reversion did not work, could it related to earlier SX arbitrator errors, getting network socket errors though on SX - trying to talk to MCSPU, perhaps restart MCSPU?

UT 08:12 - stopping tracking, going to restart MCSPU (MCSPU window 'stopall', then './gotemp' on the MCSPU machine)

UT 08:19 - restarting MCSPU did not fix it, same error

UT 08:21 - restarting ARGOS software (not powering the lasers off/on)

UT 08:29 - AdSec shells RIP'D due to MCSPU

UT 08:34 - need a pointing check - collimation script shows no star on right side

UT 08:37 - BCU shows disconnected

UT 08:56 - going to try to "fake it" and go to Palomar 2 to take data without auto satellite avoidance center

UT 08:58 - going to Palomar 2, set SX to LUCI-ARGOS for troubleshooting

UT 08:59 - Arbitrator exception on DX side - Preset had ACETrack error

UT 09:02 - stopped wait for collimation on left, holding right now - -

UT 09:05 - resent preset - Active left, ACETrack right

UT 09:14 - resent collimation script while ARGOS DX troubleshooting is going on - blinds are in and it keeps us collimated on both sides

UT 09:25 - still troubleshooting

UT 09:35 - network error -lost NX to OBS4 and GEIRS windwos

UT 09:44 - going to authorize for LUCI-Bino with ESM/on DX - not ARGOS - reauthorizing for LUCI-LUCI

UT 09:48 - waiting for Greg to get DX FLAO set up

UT 09:51 - sending mixed-mode preset

UT 09:53 - pointing failed to find guidestar - doing a pointing check

UT 09:56 - pointing is terrible - we haven't moved off target so far!

UT 10:00 - sending preset again

UT 10:06 - DX WFS 0.62" - SX is struggling to collimate, getting there now...

L1 0003-0007 - first attempt no dither to sky

L2 0027-0030 - first attempt no dither to sky

First 2 dithers have 2NDIT x 13sec - revamped to do single exposures for first offset onwards

UT 10:21 - first offset to sky failed - even though binocular

-tried twice, third time tried with telescope service

20" X 40" Y went ok, 20" X 300" Y -failed

UT 10:26 - authorizing LUCI-2 only - to get ESM data

L2 0031-0043 - K-band Airmass 1.14

L2 0044-0056 - H-band Airmass 1.19

L2 0057-0068 J-band Airmass 1.25 (skipped one off to save a little time)

UT 11:32 - still troubleshooting ARGOS software - attempting to recompile code for the satellite avoidance system

UT 11:38 - going to SJ9122 standard star airmass 1.06

L2 0069-0072 K

L2 0073-0076 H

L2 0077-0080 J

WFS image is horrible - but this is OK since its a flux standard, I just want the energy in a circle

UT 11:57 - restarting DX AdSec

UT 12:03 - DX panicked - went to zenith to raise mirror

UT 12:15 - DX fixed, moving to SJ9116 airmass 1.66

UT 12:18 - aborting wait for collimation - i just want photons

UT 12:20 - DX panicked again, got one exposure L2 0081 K - going to zenith to raise mirror

UT 12:31 - sending script to SJ9143 - standard

UT 12:33 - PMC and PSF complaints - preset failed claiming off target too long while we were still slewing.

UT 12:36 - DX failed again on preset, same complaints while we were pointed at the target

UT 12:45 - moving to SJ9145 - Airmass 1.34

L2 0082-0085 J

L2 0086-0089 H

L2 0090-0093 K


UT 01:05 - closing enclosure

Taking LUCI-2 JHK flats

L2 0094-0098 - IGNORE

L2 0099-0103 K lights off

L2 0104-0108 K lights on

L2 0109-0113 H lights off

L2 0114-0118 H lights on

L2 0119-0123 J lights off

L2 0124-0127 J lights on

UT 01:33 - All done with cals... ARGOS satellite avoidance software troubleshooting still going on ....

-- BarryRothberg - 17 Nov 2018
Topic revision: r2 - 18 Nov 2018, BarryRothberg
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