E/D Night - UT 30 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 17:37

Twlight Ends 18:55


Night Plan

If LBCs unavailable

  • OSCO at Twilight
  • 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
  • Neptune Observations (Triton as AO Ref star) - optimal 8-10pm local time
    • /home/lbto/Service_Observing/Eng_D_Oct_25_31_2020/Planet_Scripts
  • 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
    • Observe the PSF star first
  • ESM tests as time permits - 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
      • ESM M52 AORef R=10 (all 3 bands)
      • Neptune - regardless of conditions - want to improve and document technique
      • ICRF3
    • Science Backup Targets
      • /home/lbto/Service_Observing/Eng_D_Oct_25_31_2020/Poor_Weather
      • H-band Library (LUCI) - only if super poor seeing AND thick clouds (only brightest stars left)
      • 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

if LBCs available

  • LBC Twilight flats (if skies clear enough)
  • LBC Pointing Model (2hrs)
  • Reconfig to LUCI-Bino, authorize LUCI-1
  • Neptune observations - regardless of seeing conditions
  • 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
    • Observe PSF star first
  • ESM as time permits - or poor seeing

Closed Dome

  • LUCI-SOUL
  • LUCI cals
    • 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
    • Finish off any N30 flats missed

Log:

-- BarryRothberg - 29 Oct 2020
Topic revision: r4 - 30 Oct 2020, BarryRothberg
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