UT Nov 04 2022 - Split LBTI Science (1st half) / DEC (2nd half)




Night Info

  • Sunset 17:27
  • Nautical Twilight Ends 18:22
  • Astro Twilight Ends 18:50
  • Night Center 00:03
  • Switch from LBTI to bino-LUCI ~7min - Handover 00:00
  • Astro Twilight Begins 05:16
  • Nautical Twilight Begins 05:45
  • Sunrise 06:40
  • Moonset 02:51
  • Moon illumination ~77.5%

Staff

  • OSA: D.G.Huerta
  • ISp: E.Solheid
  • Mtn Manager: J.Prothro
  • ISA/SO: B.Rothberg, R.T. Gatto
  • AO: D. Miller

Night Plan

ALTA prediction for Tonight

Starting Config LBTI Science

LUCI AO/ESM

  • Files:
    • Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/LUCI/AO/AO_Testing_V104.xml
      • REQUIRES NEW VERSION OF OT if any sub-frame scripts are generated
    • Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/LUCI/ESM/ESM_V45.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
OSCO
ESM On-Sky Checks
  • ESM Gain Tests
    • Check each Bin - adjust gains - measure IQ in field
    • /home/lbto/Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/LUCI/ESM/
      • /M52 Bin 1 (R=10.6) - twilight-02:30hr
      • /M52 Bin 4 (R=15.6) - twilight-02:30hr
      • /M34 Bin 2 (R=12.4) - all night
  • NS Target Didymos - would be done before the AO version - 0.5hr
    • Push limits of faint Bin 4 - use clear OCAM filter
    • Visible 01:30-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 03:15-twilight - Full AO - Bin 2 - Highest Priority
    • Target 1 RA 03hr Dec -18 - visible 22:30-03hr - optimal 00:45 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 22:30-03hr - optimal 00:45 Full AO - Bin 2 - 2nd priority
    • Target 3 RA 10hr Dec +21 -visible 03:15-twilight - only execute in the best conditions - lowest priority
ESM On-Sky Checks
  • Arp 187 - 0.75 hr
    • Full AO LUCI-1, SL LUCI-2
    • Bin 2/3 Test - IQ w/Full AO+N375 camera
    • also tests bayside stages
      • Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/LUCI/AO/AO_Testing/Arp187_AO_N375_Bino.xml
      • Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/LUCI/AO/AO_Testing/Arp187_AO_N375_L1.xml

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
  • 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 23:30-01:30 - elevation never gets above 33
      • NGC 2744 - RA 09h4 Dec +18 - visible 02:15-twilight
      • Arp 230 - RA 00 Dec -13 - visible 19:30-01hr
        • NOTE: there are two tellurics - use late telluric for 2nd half of night
        • Also a MODS script to run if nothing else to do


Night Log

Closed Dome

NIGHT CALLED BEFORE SUNSET

-- BarryRothberg - 03 Nov 2022
Topic revision: r2 - 04 Nov 2022, BarryRothberg
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