E/D Night - UT 29 October-2020

1st half LBTO/Eng

2nd half LBTI Science

Night Center 00:004 - handover to LBTI @23:59 (10 min instrument switch, split the difference)

Sunset 17:38

Twlight Ends 18:56



Night Plan

Rollover Plans from Previous night
  • AO on-sky work
    • OSCO at twilight (0.5hr)
    • Speckle test (1.5hr) - D. Thompson
      • M 56 19:16:35.57 +30:11:00.50
      • M 15 21:29:58.00 +12:10:01.00
    • GRB 200826A - H-band Imaging with Bin 4 AO - (2hr) - if seeing is 1.2" or better
      • /home/lbto/Service_Observing/Eng_D_Oct_25_31_2020/GRB_200826A
    • Uranus Observatons (1hr)
      • /home/lbto/Service_Observing/Eng_D_Oct_25_31_2020/Mars_Uranus_Scripts
      • Execute even if seeing is not good - last chance
      • Transiting at midnight
      • https://skyandtelescope.org/wp-content/plugins/observing-tools/uranus_moons/uranian.html for finding out who's who! "A" stands for Ariel (mg~14) which will be the AORef for tonight.
        • M (mg~16) is for Miranda on which we should try to close the loop (to know if it is possible even with a bright Moon not too).
        • Satellites at 5:00 UT USat_10-29_05UT.JPG
    • ESM tests (time permitting) - can be executed in any conditions
      • Located in: /home/lbto/Service_Observing/Eng_D_Oct_25_31_2020/ESM (OBS-N)
      • M52 (sets 2nd half) AORef=10.7 and 15.2 - highest priority
      • M34 (rises above elevation 19:30hr) AORef = 12.4
  • Poor Weather Backup
    • If conditions are too poor to start with Speckle-test after OSCO
      1. ESM M52 AORef R=10 (all 3 bands)
      2. ESM M52 AORef R=15.7 (all 3 bands)
      3. ICR3 if time
      4. Finish with Uranus
    • If conditions improve at any point, we complete current item (i.e. finish ICRF3 target or finish the K-band loop of an M52 block) and move to Dave's program
    • Science Backup Targets
      • /home/lbto/Service_Observing/Eng_D_Oct_25_31_2020/Poor_Weather
      • H-band Library (LUCI)
      • ICRF3 Followup (LUCI)
        • Order of observations (priority/time):
        • IERS_0017+200 - visible 1st half
        • IERS_2320+689 - visible 1st half
        • IERS_0426+273 - visible 10pm onwards
        • IERS_0141+268 - visible 7:30pm onwards
  • Closed Dome
    • LUCI SOUL NCPA Measurements
    • LUCI cals
      • N375 J,H,K,Ks Biocular Flats (in ESM directory) - high priority
      • G200 zJ(L1) HK(L2) 1" longslit flats (ICRF3 cals directory) - for backup poor weather programs
      • G200 zJ(L1) and zJ(L2) 1" longslit flats (ICRF3 cals directory) - taken in case either LUCI becomes unavailable at night - low priority

Night Log

Link to Google Sheets Night Log by A. Cardwell.

-- BarryRothberg - 28 Oct 2020
  • Uranus satellites at 6UT:
    USat_10-29_05UT.JPG

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