UT Jan 21 2022 - D/E/C Night



Night Info:

  • Sunset 17:45
  • Nautical Twilight Ends 18:38
  • Astro Twilight Ends 19:06
  • Moonrise 19:20
  • Astro Twilight Begins 05:55
  • Nautical Twilight Begins 06:24
  • Sunrise 07:15
  • AO Support: Leads are Doug and Greg at Sunset and at 23:00+
  • 26 Degree Elevation Override Requested and Approved
    • Will need to re-set override after LBC/TMS testing

Night Plan

  • Configure for LUCI-1 AO
  • TOO LUCI-1 AO Observation of 1994 PC1 (close apparoch to Earth asteroid) - 0.75hr w/overheads - 18:38-19:23
    • Latest can be executed ~19:45hr - 26deg elevation override requested and approved
    • Will need to 256x2048 subframe
    • File Location: /home/lbto/Service_Observing/2021B_D_E/LUCI/AO_ESM/AO
    • OT file: AO_Testing_V48.xml (Interesting Objects)
  • Reconfigure for LBCs - 19:24-19:54
  • LBC/TMS Engineering - 4hrs - 19:55-23:55
    • Critical test of LBC/TMS for start of night
    • Can be executed in any conditions
    • File locations: /home/observer/Service_Observing/2021B_D_E/LBC/TMS_Active8
  • Reconifgure LBC to LUCI-Bino - 23:56-00:26
  • LUCI-1 AO Testing (w/LUCI-2 in the beam) - 5hrs 00:27-05:27
    • If LUCI-1 AO testing requires longer time - continue through twilight
    • file location: /home/lbto/Service_Observing/2021B_D_E/LUCI/AO_ESM/AO
    • OT File: AO_Testing_V48.xml
    • OSCO - 0.5hr
    • Stars and targets will be selected as we go through testing w/AO scientists
      • Range of Bin 1-4 targets w/varying spectral type - try to pick flat SEDs first if possible
      • On-axis Bin 3 and Bin 4 tests
        • first on-sky tests since installation of clamp
        • Multiple elevations, multiple rotator angles
        • thin clouds, seeing < 1.2"
      • Recheck Bin 1 and Bin 2
        • Verify stability of Bin 1 and BIn 2 compared to previous tests
        • Multiple elvations, multiple rotator angles
        • thin clouds, seeing < 1.2'
    • Pseudo Science Targets
      • Mrk 231 - Bin2 - and PSF star -Br-Gamma - 0.75hr
        • visible 00hr-twilight
        • 2nd "object" 0.15" north of QSO nucleus -compare with previous AO observations
      • Ring galaxies - objects 2nd half of night - likely use one - 0.75hr each
        • K,H,J filters
          • VIII Zw 126 - 00hr-twilight Bin 1 off-axis or Bin 4 on-axis
          • 2MASX J11304021+5037042 23hr-twilight Bin 3 on-axis
          • MCG +10-19-014 00hr-twilight Bin 3 - on axis
      • Nebulae (PN, PPN, YSOs. etc) - 0.75hr each
        • Central star might be visible for some of these to WFS on-axis
        • K, H2, FeII filters or all narrow-band filters
          • PK211−03#1 - 19:30-02:30hr R=12.2 on-axis
            • Test of on-axis with a PN
          • PN PB - 21hr-02hr - R=12.2 on-axis (elongated)
            • Test of on-axis with a PN
          • Frosty Leo -22hr-06hr on-axis R=10.4 (elongated) or off-axis R=12.4
            • option to have on or off-axis
            • good end of night target
          • PN G194.2+02.5 - twilight-03:15hr - off axis R=12.2 11.4" away
            • H2, FeII, Pa-Beta filters
            • Least complicated setup (actual star for AO Ref vs on-axis on PN)
          • NGC 2244 - YSO - On-axis R=13.7 - visible 19hr-03hr
            • H2, FeII, Pa-Beta filters
            • Also least complicated
      • Globular or Star Cluster
        • M92 - NE-corner R=10.1 on-axis - 04:30-twilight
    • ESM testing
      • file location: /home/lbto/Service_Observing/2021B_D_E/LUCI/AO_ESM/ESM
      • OT file: ESM_V30.xml - mixed modes already exported
      • Execute in mixed mode if possible (LUCI-2 SL)
      • Bin 2, 4 - first on-sky tests
      • Verify Bin 1 works
      • Pick object based on Bin needed at time selected
      • 1-2 mags extinction, seeing < 2"
        • M52 (star cluster) - R=10.7 (Bin1) and R=16.51 (Bin4) - 0.75 hr each - twilight-21hr
        • M34 (star cluster) - R=12.4 - KHJ imaging - 0.75hr - twilight-00hr
        • HCG 31 (galaxy cluster) - R=10.7 - KHJ Imaging - 0.75hr - twilight-00:30hr
        • Arp 143 (merger) - R=14.7 - KHJ Imaging - 0.75hr - visible twilight-05hr
        • M67 (star cluster) - R=12.2 (Bin1) and R=16.51 (Bin4) - multiple PAs - 0.75hr each - visible 21-05hr
        • M51 SN (galaxy) - Bin4 R>16.51 - Ks imaging - 0.75 hr - last hour
  • Active Preset for LUCIs - 0.1hr
  • Imaging of GRB211211A - LUCI-Bino
    • Only if time permitting and AO is done- lowest priority of all tasks
    • /home/lbto/Service_Observing/2021B_D_E/LUCI/GRB211211A/Grb211211A_LD2021B-002_V3_OT.xml
    • Fraternal J-Ks imaging - 1.25hr w/overheads
    • Seeing < 1.2" and thin clouds ok
    • If only one LUCI available, Ks is top priority
  • Poor Conditions Backup
    • Local Mergers - Rothberg
      • /home/lbto/Service_Observing/2021B_D_E/PoorWeather/LocalMergers
      • OT file: COBandhead_Mergers_V38.xml
      • No specific priorities - pick whats visible and avoids wind, clouds, etc...
      • Can be executed as mono or bino-LUCIs
        • Arp 230 - twilight-19:45 (up to 1hr - limit is setting time)
        • NGC 1210 - twilight-20:30hr (up to 1hr - limit is setting time)
        • NGC 4004 - 23:30-twilight -1hr (more if super thick clouds or super poor seeing)
        • Arp 156 midnight-twilight - 1hr (more if super thick clouds or super poor seeing)
        • NGC 3597 - 02:30-05:30 - 1hr (more if super thick clouds or super poor seeing)
        • UGC 9829 - 04:30-twilight - 1hr (more if super thick clouds or super poor seeing)
        • UGC 10607 (use earlier telluric) - 05:00-twilight - 1hr
        • UGC 10675 (use earlier telluric - same as UGC 10607) - 05:00-twlight - 1hr


NightLog


-- BarryRothberg - 18 Jan 2022
Topic revision: r9 - 21 Jan 2022, BarryRothberg
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