UT Oct 04 2022 - Split night with PETS-PEPSI




Night Info

  • Sunset 18:01
  • Nautical Twilight Ends 18:54
  • Astro Twilight Ends 19:23
  • Handover to PEPSI-PETS 20:55
  • PEPSI 21:25-05:26
  • Astro Twilight Begins 04:54
  • Nautical Twilight Begins 05:23
  • Sunrise 06:16
  • Moonset 00:27
  • Moon illumination ~61%

Staff

  • OSA: J.Williams
  • ISp: J.Schuh
  • Mtn Manager: R. Hannsen
  • ISA/SO: B.Rothberg, R.T. Gatto
  • AO: G.Taylor

Night Plan

ALTA prediction for Tonight

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Starting Config Bino-LUCIs

Twilight OSCO

AO On-Sky Checks

  • File: Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/LUCI/AO/AO_Testing_V99.xml
  • Thin clouds, seeing 1.2" or better
  • Bin 4
    • RA 20hr-22hr folder
    • Star 9, 10, or 11 - pick a PA where the guidestars are not in the patrol field on large offsets
  • Bin 2
    • RA 20hr-22hr folder
    • Star 4 or Star 5 - pick a PA where the guidestars are not in the patrol field on large offsets

ESM On-Sky Checks

  • File (mixed mode already created) - /home/lbto/Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/LUCI/ESM/M52
  • M52 - mixed mode - Bin 1
  • M52 - mixed mode - Bin 4

Poor Weather Backup

  • ESM on-sky checks - M52
    • mixed mode scripts and L1 only already in place (see above)
  • Photometric Standards (LUCI) - only if clear - any seeing
    • /home/lbto/Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/PoorWeather/LUCI_Phot_ZP_OT_V6.xml
  • G200 Test on-sky
    • any conditions
    • PKS 2247+14 - bright QSO point source or NGC 7027 (PN)
    • /home/lbto/Service_Observing/Restart_2022/LUCI/LUCI_2022_Restart_V1.82.xml


Night Log

Closed Dome

  • UT 00:09 - Bringing up LUCI GUIs - taking test darks
    • L1 0307-0308 - 2.51sec dark
    • L1 0001-0002 - 2.51sec dark
  • UT 00:10 - checking N30fieldstop
    • L1 0310- 0312
  • UT 00:15 - moving blind mask out of FPU
  • UT 00:21 - checking N375 fieldstop
    • L2 0003-0004
  • UT 01:10 - telescope closed - thick, dark clouds overhead. Waiting...
  • UT 02:06 - looks like we had some rain on the all-sky
  • UT 02:30 - S.Ertel turning on LBTI pumps, will call 15min ahead of when we think we might open - to turn them off
  • UT 03:32 - definitely looks like rain on all-sky
  • UT 03:56 - reconfiguring for PEPSI-bino for PETS

-- BarryRothberg - 03 Oct 2022
Topic revision: r5 - 06 Oct 2022, BarryRothberg
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