UT Oct 16 2022 - Split PETS/DEC Night




Night Info

  • Sunset 17:46
  • Nautical Twilight Ends 18:40
  • Astro Twilight Ends 19:08
  • PETS 20:15-23:55
  • Astro Twilight Begins 05:02
  • Nautical Twilight Begins 05:31
  • Sunrise 06:24
  • Moonrise 20:57
  • Moon illumination ~70%

Staff

  • OSA: D.G.Huerta
  • ISp: Mtn
  • Mtn Manager: B. Bingham
  • ISA/SO: O. Kuhn, B.Rothberg, R.T. Gatto
  • AO: D. Miller

Night Plan

ALTA prediction for Tonight

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*Starting Config Bino-LUCI

D-time Observation GRB221009A

  • Get on-sky close loop as fast as possible
  • Twilight-19:45
  • Bin 3 AO (Rmag = 14.9, WFSmag prediction ~ 16.1)
  • 1 hour w/overheads
  • Script: Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/LUCI/AO/Rothberg/GRB221009A_AO_V2.xml
    • if seeing is >>1.25" execute mono-LUCI-1 ESM script (will attempt to recover poor seeing)
    • Mixed-mode script - Ks AO LUCI-1, SL J-band LUCI-2 - script already generated "GRB221009A_L1AO_L2SL.xml"
    • if for some reason doesn't work, use mono-LUCI-1 AO script

PETS/PEPSI Eng

  • Handover to PETS ~19:45
  • PETS complete 23:55
  • 23:56-00:20? PEPSI Engineering - align binary star in each PEPSI PFU

LUCI AO/ESM

  • Files:
    • Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/LUCI/AO/AO_Testing_V103.xml
      • REQUIRES NEW VERSION OF OT if any sub-frame scripts are generated
    • Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/LUCI/ESM/ESM_V44.xml
      • for mixed mode ESM-SL scripts have already been generated and edited
  • Thin clouds, seeing 1.2" or better for AO - more flexible for ESM
  • Reconfigure from PEPSI to LUCI-Bino ~00:20?
OSCO
AO On-sky Checks
  • Bin 2
    • OT Script Objects
      • RA 23-00hr Star #6
      • RA 02-03hr Star #6
ESM On-Sky Checks
  • NS Target Didymos - would be done before the AO version - 0.5hr
    • Bin 4
    • Visible 02:15-twilight
D-Time AO Observations
  • AO/ESM Observations of JWST PSF stars
    • OT: Service_Observing/AZ_queue/AZMini-Q2022B/Poor Weather Programs/LD-2022B-001_Yang
    • Goal is to constrain whether stars are binary or single down to the limits of AO/ESM - can also be used as a check of the system - about 30min w/overheads per target
    • Target 4 RA 10hr Dec +21 -visible 04:45-twilight (end of night target) Full AO - Bin 2 - Highest Priority
    • Target 1 RA 03hr Dec -18 - visible 00:15-04:45 - optimal 02:15 Full AO - Bin 3 or ESM Bin 4 - if conditions are very good, use Full AO, conditions less good use ESM - 2nd priority
    • Target 2 RA 03hr Dec -18- visible 00:15-04:45 - optimal 02:15 Full AO - Bin 2 - 2nd priority
    • Target 3 RA 10hr Dec +21 -visible 04:45-twilight (end of night target)- only execute in the best conditions - lowest priority
ESM On-Sky Checks
  • Arp 187 - 0.75 hr
    • Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/LUCI/ESM/Arp187
    • Bin 2 - visible 01:15-twlight
    • Arp187_ESM_L1.xml - mono (only if L2 not available)
    • Arp187_ESM_SL.xml - mixed mode
  • M52 - visible twilight-04:15 - lowest priority
    • Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/LUCI/ESM/M52
    • Bin1
      • M52_R10pt7_ESM_L1.xml - mono
      • M52_R10pt7_ESM_SL.xml - mixed mode

Poor Weather Backup

  • 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
    • /home/lbto/Service_Observing/Restart_2022/LUCI/LUCI_2022_Restart_V1.83.xml
    • any conditions - pick one
      • 3C48 - bright QSO point souce - 20hr-twilight
  • ESM - M52 (poor weather checks)
  • Local Mergers - bino LUCI
    • /home/lbto/Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/PoorWeather/Rothberg/LocalMergers/COBandhead_Mergers_V54.xml
      • Finder Charts: /home/lbto/Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/PoorWeather/Rothberg/LocalMergers/finder_charts/
        • jpgs of FOV matched by name
      • NGC 1210 - RA 03hr Dec -25 - visible 01-03hr - elevation never gets above 33
      • NGC 2744 - RA 09h4 Dec +18 - visible 03:50-twilight
      • Arp 230 - RA 00 Dec -13 - visible 21hr-02hr
        • NOTE: there are two tellurics
        • if executed before 00:30hr use early telluric
        • if executed 00:30hr or after use later telluric


Night Log

Closed Dome

  • UT 23:11 (-1 day) - bringin up LUCI GUIs, init all and test exposure
    • Running luci_rtd_testN to beta test for G.Eychaner
    • L1 0001-0002 - 2.51sec dark
    • L2 0001-0002 - 2.51sec dark
  • UT 23:14 (-1 day) - putting N30Fieldstop into LUCI-1 FPU in prep for LUCI-1AO
  • N375 to N30 LUCI-1 Camera Unknown Error
    • current position is 641 steps
    • init camera - its doing the -10 steps
    • UT 23:19 - now at N375, moving to N18 (now at -895), now moving to N30
  • UT 23:22 - checking N30fieldstop
    • L1 0003-0006 5sec Ks
    • Note: V12 aladdin doesn't seem to draw the AFC boxes
    • 2022.10.15 23:23:36 s | error high | luci.luc | Luci ONE | ONE_Compensatio | AdjustMirrorThread.java#triggerAdjustmen(385) | Could not calculate actual target position for compensation mirror alignment.
      2022.10.15 23:23:36 s | error high | luci.luc | Luci ONE | ONE_Compensatio | AdjustMirrorThread.java#triggerAdjustmen(349) | The pinhole configuration is empty for given mask/mirror.
    • Reverting back to regular RTD
    • 1st attempt with old RTD also did the same, 2nd attempt it drew them
    • UT 23:29 - Aligned
  • UT 23:37 (-1 day) Should also check LUCI-2 fieldstop
    • L2 0003-0004 looks OK-ish
  • Ready to go for the LUCI side of things
  • UT 00:01 - nuts....now the winds are popping up too....
  • UT 00:14 - why is the SHARK-NIR team on the telescope 30min before sunset? No request has been made with the observers to extend work - handover is 2hours before sunset.
  • UT 00:21 - DGHuerta talking to mtn manager and SHARK team
  • UT 00:33 - SHARK cage now being moved
  • UT 00:42 - closed at sunset
  • UT 01:00 - D.Miller starting up WFS
  • UT 02:09 - still closed, is there lightning out there? Wonder if the chamber is dry?
  • UT 02:28 - deploying troughs now - telescope moving to horizon.
  • UT 11:59 - calling it - 1.4 deg from freezing, winds high, humidity 100%, and foggy clouds.

-- BarryRothberg - 14 Oct 2022
Topic revision: r6 - 16 Oct 2022, BarryRothberg
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