UT Dec 04 2018
D-Night + MODS AGW Transform
OSA: D.G. Huerta
ISA: D. Thompson (Tucson)
ISp: E. Solheid
Barry: HD 216807, NGC 7727 HK & zJ
HD 18571, NGC1110 HK & zJ
SDSSJ0228-0901 zJ only
HD18581 (really HD18571?) zJ only
Mark: G191b2b, V392Per
(1x @ new PA)
orig guide* was double,
@2nd PA because 1st was 40deg off
<did not get second standard>
MODS1 the on-axis star stayed pretty much in the same spot
MODS2 the on-axis star was all over the place, no idea why
grpixflats_r.cal error setting nimgs?
Bino_LUCI_Cals_0pt75slit.xml has incorrect mask!
Failed co-pointing check on 75" DETXY sync offset?
LUCI Telluric scripts changed crossed filters for final acq image (OT)
LUCI2 AFC spots seem in poor focus ... recheck CamGrat
focus values ASAP
Script/OT problem? OT showed HKspec/1.93um but script had zJspec instead (IT#7499?)
modsDisp won't run if you are in ~/Desktop ?
Errors during MODS grpixflats_r.cal and diBias scripts
>> Check that necessary calibrations have been taken!
Transform check: MODS2 the on-axis star was all over the place!
All programs should be provided with the OT file...difficult to fix simple mistakes without!
Pretty clear @ sunset. Zodi is easily visible on all-sky cam data once dark
thin clouds all around @ sunrise
### Sunset-Twilight LUCI-2 AO checkout with updated guidelines
subwin sw 1 xs ys xsize ysize
subwin auto on
UT 01:22 Completed (no LUCI data taken)
|| Note: If LUCI images are not likely to be obtained, don't bother moving the
|| N30_FieldStop mask into the FPU, unless AO observations will immediately follow.
### Start of Night - NGC 7727 - Binocular LUCI LS (0.5" G210K
Notes: Observe the telluric first before the science script.
### HD 216807 22 56 05.49 -12 08 47.4 V=9.97 Telluric A0V
01:34 Script sent
>> Telluric script changed crossed filters in the middle of the acquisition!
01:45 acq done, starting spectra
1.15" on guiders, 0.99 DIMM
01:49 Script done
files up to 0005 / 0011
AFC spots on LUCI2 image look less distinct than the ones on LUCI1.
Need to re-check CamGrat
### NGC 7727 23 39 53 -12 17 35 1855 2.307 90.0
01:49 Script sent: NGC7727_Bino.xml
Files 0006-0009 0012-0015 acquisition
did not need sky frame, core of galaxy more than bright enough
L2 subtraction took a long time (stopped reset and restarted after 2 min)
-probably lost 5min total on this
is offset on LUCI2
Corrected after acq and before starting spectra using 0012
Error - co-pointing limit
Preset still active
LUCI Telsvc sync offset to 0.0,0.0 DETXY sent to return to acquired pos'n
co-pointing check turned off
reset queue on LUCI, skip to spectrum and go
...good thing John was here, I might have re-acquired
02:13 spectra started
end of first spectrum: GCS shows 0.95 L1 & 1.08 L2
LUCI2 AFC spots are fairly out of focus w/tails (top and bottom of slit)
files start at 0010 L1 and 0016 L2
03:18 Done. Last files 0015 0021
### NGC 1110 - Binocular LUCI LS (2" G200 HK then zJ)
Observe the telluric first before science target.
HD 18571 02 59 16 +01 14 40 V=8.63 2" slit Telluric for SDSS J0228-0901 and NGC1110
NGC 1110 02 49 09 -07 50 23 20.6 0.0044 2"
03:18 sent script HD18571_Telluric_HKzJ_Bino.xml
Script uses OH_1060+z for acq imaging, HeI
+J for confirming image
-0.25" dx on L2 from telsvc
Barry fixed a problem from the OT where 1.93um but zJspec was in config
reload, skip to and go...
Spectra 0019-0020 0025-0026 HKspec
0021-0022 0027-0028 zJspec
03:42 sent script NGC1110_HKzJ_Bino.xml
03:53 network outage
04:06 science spectra started
05:18 Network dropout again
last spectra 0050 0056
05:51 sent script SDSSJ0228-0901_zJ_Bino.xml
failed preset - pointing correction needed
05:56 sent script again
is offset on both
Corrected after acq and before starting spectra
06:18 Started spectroscopic section
06:54 done last spectra 0061 0067
### Another visit to std, just zJspec
06:54 sent script HD18581_Telluric_zJ_Bino.xml ??
does HD18571, not 18581 ??
07:09 Done with LUCI ...
FC off, blind+blind, mirror, N375 both sides.
### MODS Startup
modsDisp is opening 4 DS9s and exiting with an error:
Starting the modsDisp session...
ds9 display, please wait...
ds9 display, please wait...
Configuring the MODS1Blue
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/home/MODSeng/bin/modsDisp", line 346, in <module>
File "/lbt/mods_runtime/python-mods/lib/python2.6/site-packages/ds9.py", line 368, in set
, paramlist, s, blen, 1)
File "/lbt/mods_runtime/python-mods/lib/python2.6/site-packages/xpa.py", line 149, in xpaset
if errmsg: raise ValueError
: XPA$ERROR can not find channel named "sock12" (DS9:MODS1Blue c0a83a21:49627)
>> email sent to OK+SciOps about this
>> Barry's suggestion "fixed" it...modsDisp won't run from
~/Desktop, but will from ~/
UT 01:30 Both MODS have been awakened
07:14 Both MODS set to Observing mode
homed both AGw
07:38 acqBinoMODS G191b2b.acq
7:42 modsAlign -r mods1r.20181204.0001.fits
7:44 modsAlign -r mods2r.20181204.0001.fits
07:47 execBinoMODS G191b2b.obs
Good seeing...0.52" on guiders
Did 3 exposures in each mode: Dual grating, Red grating, Blue grating
--> NO prism data!
evince v392per_PA_63deg.pdf &
8:23 acqBinoMODS v392per_new.acq
8:29 modsAlign -y 11 mods1r.20181204.0009.fits mods1r.20181204.0010.fits
8:30 modsAlign -y 9 mods2r.20181204.0009.fits mods2r.20181204.0010.fits
8:33 execBinoMODS v392per.obs
looks like both broad and narrow Halpha emission
PAR 117 @ end of script, decreasing
08:55 Network dropout again
evince v959mon_PA_-30deg.pdf &
8:57 acqBinoMODS v959mon.acq
guide star is a close double
9:05 modsAlign -y 11 mods1r.20181204.0015.fits mods1r.20181204.0016.fits
9:06 modsAlign -y 9 mods2r.20181204.0015.fits mods2r.20181204.0016.fits
>> started .obs before taking the confirming exposure!
9:06 execBinoMODS v959mon.obs
PAR=1.0 @ start, increasing
looks like a shell around this one.
PAR=17 @ end
>> OT file was not provided ... this makes it hard to respond to both guide star
>> problems and updates to the PARANGLE based on time of observation!
Collimation seems to be holding OK
...maybe not. Was fuzzy @ end, but did not seem to run away
### Run again, better PA and new guide*
09:45 acqBinoMODS v959mon_PA33.acq
9:50 modsAlign -y 11 mods1r.20181204.0020.fits mods1r.20181204.0021.fits
9:51 modsAlign -y 9 mods2r.20181204.0020.fits mods2r.20181204.0021.fits
manually adjusted MODS1 -0.15"X and MODS2 +0.25"X and absorbed
9:55 execBinoMODS v959mon.obs
09:59 another network dropout
### MODS transform collection
zeropoints are already updated in PCS
Olga will update the AGW.ini file with the new trasform and restart the services.
>> both already done before the start of the night, per emails
to configure MODS
>>> Shouldn't this be red-red now that MODS2R
Preset to field, in one IDL window:
iif_preset, Stone_E, MODE=Active, GS=50, TS=50, PA=180, /RIGHT
iif_preset, Stone_E, MODE=Active, GS=50, TS=50, PA=180, /LEFT
Once you are collimated and happy, in the MODS GUIs, in the command line part,
in MODS guis command lines: agw reset
10:55 Its working now, both sides.
In MODS1 the same star stayed pretty much in the same spot in all images
In MODS2 the on-axis star was all over the place. No idea why.
12:50 Start it over for at least a few *s
MODS1 looks OK, MODS2 is way off.
Field at EL=32! Part of the problem?
06:04 MST Done...parking telescope
MODS1 vacuum pressure on blue channel went red but recovered
** Error: nimgs Cannot change this parameter during image acquisition
** Abort, Retry, or Ignore? >
06:15 MST network dropout again
06:28 Another network dropout
Lengthy. Seemes like the local computer was also frozen (rm507-3)
doBias (just 8k and 3k)
MODS2 hung during readout of blue channel?
** ERROR: Command 'blue abort' timed out after 30 seconds
... abort sequence terminated with errors.
** Binocular MODS2 script aborting on fatal error.
>> LUCI1 rotator was at 288.7 ... set to 341.0
06:35 MST Bino_LUCI_Cals_HKzJ_2pt0slit.xml
Files: 0066-0099 L1 ; 0072-0105 L2
07:05 MST Bino_LUCI_Cals_0pt75slit.xml
-- ABORT! (did not change mask ??)
>> Script has incorrect mask in it !!
07:12 MST Cals_Bino_G210_0pt5_2pt27.xml
Files: 0100-0120 L1 ; 0111-0131 L2
- 04 Dec 2018