UT 29 Sep 2021 - Split Night - PEPSI/PETS - D/E



Possible Tasks for Night

  • Engineering
    • LBCs
      • Active TMS testing - focus on changing filters, then long (1 hr+) observations - any condtions - 3hr
      • Spectrophotometric standards - any seeing - clear skies - 1hr
      • Photometric standards - any seeing - clear skies - 1-2hr
    • LUCI-2
      • Complete on-sky checkout & verify bino operations w/LUCI-1
        • MOS mask rotator ZP (if not done already) - 1.2" seeing or better -0.5hr
        • AGW Transform collection - 1.2" seeing or better - 1.5hr
        • Imaging/dithering test - any conditions - 1hr
          • sidereal
          • NS
        • LS dithering test - any conditions - 1hr
          • sidereal
          • NS - higher priority
      • Photometric Standards - any seeing - clear skies
    • MODS
      • Spectrophotometric standards - any seeing - clear skies
      • Photometric standards - any seeing - clear skies
  • Science


Night Plan

  • PEPSI completes at 00:44hr - (UT 07:44)
  • Reconfigure to LUCI-Bino - start at 01hr AZ time
  • LUCI-2 Checkout (highest priority)
    • Rotator ZP w/MOS mask - 0.5hr - seeing 1.2" or better
      • Stone P sets at 02hr
      • Stone A sets at 04hr
    • AGW Transform - 1-1.5hr - seeing 1.2" or better
      • Stone_A3_LUCI.list
      • Stone_P1.list
    • Imaging dither test/Science - Bino
      • GRB 200826A - J-band bino 1.25 hr - seeing 1.2" or better - up all night
      • NGC 40 - visible all night - any seeing, any conditions
    • NS LS dither test - Bino
      • TBD
      • Uranus - G210 longslit - any conditions - any seeing 1hr
    • Photometric Standards - Bino - any seeing - clear
  • Poor Weather Backup
    • Execute all that can be done for LUCI-2 checks then move to poor weather
    • LBC Standards
    • LBC Active TMS - 3hrs
    • MODS Standards


Night Log

UT 00:26 - 99.9% humidity, fog. High humidity in forecast but might clear later. Starting LUCI GUis

UT 00:27 - init all LUCIs

UT 00:28 - test dark exposures

L1 0001-0002 - 2.51sec dark

L2 0001-0002 - 2.51sec dark

-putting optspec_sieve mask away on both sides

-done - depending on how night goes will likely put an astrometric mask in the FPU before we start LUCI work

UT 07:05 - reconfiguring for LUCI-Bino

UT 07:19 - putting Stone P mask in LUCI-2 FPU just in case we have a short opportunity

UT 07:24 - ready to go, mask in FPU, script loaded

UT 09:16 - still foggy, can see the Moon (sort of).

UT 10:12 - putting mask away as its no longer visible.

UT 12:00 - and this is the end.....

LUCIs in safe config, logging out.

-- BarryRothberg - 24 Sep 2021
Topic revision: r8 - 29 Sep 2021, BarryRothberg
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