UT 11 Jun 2021 - Split Night D/E & PEPSI



Night Info

  • Split night with PEPSI (PI. Starrfield)
  • 1st half D/E
  • 2nd haff AZ PEPSI
  • Night center 00:19
  • handover 00:13 if MODS first, handover 00:09 if LBC
  • Moon < 1%

Night Plan

  • Bino-MODS Science - J1201 IMBH Candidate -2.5 hrs
    • Scripts: /home/lbto/Service_Observing/2021A_D_E/May_Jun_Jul_2021/IMBH/ - OBS-N
      • scripts sub-directory has scripts
      • main directory has OT XML and finder chart
    • Conditions:
      • < 1.2" seeing
      • thin clouds
    • As soon as dark enough in twilight, acquire science target - specstd comes after.
    • Object reaches 30 deg elevation at 23hr
    • If opening is delayed or anything else delays getting to the target, please take as much data as possible (even a single exposure in all 4 channels)
    • Feige 67 - Spectrophotometric Std - Dual Grating
  • MODS Field Correction check for IT 8315 - 0.8-1 hours
    • < 1.2" Seeing
    • 1-2 mags extinction clouds
    • After collimating on-axis with ACTIVE preset, stop WFSing or send GUIDE preset. Note /IDL which causes IDL to collect the wfs images.
    • run IDL task field_collect, /IDL (same as measuring field aberrations: ComTools#Field_Data_Collection) do LDG and RDG in parallel (two IDL windows)
    • Use 6 stars (some fields only have 6 stars) 4 stars and/or 30 minutes of actual data collection are sufficient.
      • Location of star list (OBS-N): /home/lbto/idl/wfsc/field/lists
      • Possible lists:
      • Stone_J at RA 13:32:58.314 Dec -00:53:52.44 - hits 30deg at 00:15 (Stone_J_field.list) - 7 stars
      • Stone_K at RA 15:20:31.122 Dec -00:30:01.52 - ok past handover (Stone_K_field.list) - 8 stars
      • BS9155 at RA 14:40:57.95 Dec -00:27:46 (BS9155_field.list) - 10 stars
      • BS9164 at RA 16:26:42.8544 Dec +05:52:23.632 (BS9164_field.list) - 12 stars
  • BACKUP (Poor Weather):
    • If poor conditions - execute TMS Testing
    • If LBCs unavailable
      • Bino-LUCIs Local Mergers (Rothberg)
        • /home/lbto/Service_Observing/2021A_D_E/May_Jun_Jul_2021/Rothberg_Local_Mergers
        • Targets are big and bright - single nucleus - acquire on the bright spot in the middle of the trainwreck
        • OT File: COBandhead_Mergers_V13.xml
        • Scripts are already extracted in scripts/ directory
        • 1 hr each shutter time - repeat half or full script if conditions are extraordinarily poor - i.e. >2" seeing 2+mags clouds
        • NGC 6598
        • UGC 10607 -shares telluric with UGC 10675
        • UGC 10675 -shared telluric with UGC 10607
        • UGC 9829

Night Log

-- BarryRothberg - 09 Jun 2021
Topic revision: r11 - 11 Jun 2021, BarryRothberg
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