UT Nov 17 - DEC Night



Night Info

  • Sunset 17:18
  • Nautical Twilight Ends 18:14
  • Astro Twilight Ends 18:43
  • Moonrise 00:18
  • Astro Twilight Starts 05:26
  • Nautical Twilight Starts 05:55
  • Sunrise 06:52
  • Moon Illumination 48%

Staff

  • OSA: S.Allanson
  • ISp: J.Schuh
  • Mtn Manager: B.Bingham
  • ISA/SO: J.Power
  • AO: D.Miller
  • Special Guest Stars: B.Rothberg, R.T.Gatto

Night Plan

ALTA Predictions

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  • Scripts
    • Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/LUCI/ESM/ESM_V48.xml
      • mixed mode (ESM/SL already generated)
    • Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/LUCI/AO/AO_Testing_V108.xml

  • Software Updates
    • DONE TCS Patch installed during afternoon
    • AO SW patches to be installed

Staring Configuration: Bino-LUCI (L1/AO) - D-time Science

  • D-time Observations of GRB (Rothberg) - 1hr
    • OT: /home/lbto/Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/Rothberg/GRB221009A_AO_V5.xml
      • If conditions good: GRB221009A /GRB221009A_L1AO_L2SL.xml (mixed mode already generated)
      • If poor conditions: GRB221009A _L1ESM_L2SL.xml (mixed mode already generated)
      • If poor conditions and ESM not available on LUCI-1: generate the fraternal Ks+J script from the GRB221009A Poor Weather Backup SL folder
    • Attempt in any conditions
    • End Twllight + 1hr - should be completed by 19:45hr
    • Script: /home/lbto/Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/LUCI/AO/Rothberg/GRB221009A/GRB221009A_L1AO_L2SL.xml (mixed mode already generated)

PEPSI-Pol - On-sky Checkout - 2hr

  • Reconfig 19:45-20:00hr
  • DONE PEPSI-Pol Funcitonal Checkout - 1.5hr
  • DONE Polarimetric Standard gamma Equ (hits 26deg limit 22:15) - 0.5hr

LUCI AO/ESM

  • Reconfig 22:16-22:30
ESM Bin 2 Gain Test - 1hr
  • Test best gains w/IQ
  • /home/lbto/Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/LUCI/ESM
  • DONE M52 - visible twilight-0130hr
    • M52_R12pt3_ESM_BrGFeIIPaB_ESM_SL.xml (mixed-mode)
    • M52_R12pt3_ESM_BrGFeIIPaB_ESM_L1.xml (L1 only)
  • M34 - visible twilight-0430hr
    • M34_R12pt4_ESM_BrGFeIIPaB_ESM_SL.xml (mixed mode)
    • M34_R12pt4_ESM_BrGFeIIPaB_L1.xml (L1 only)
  • Any conditions
New ACE Table Checks w/Clear Filter Bin 3/4 - 2hr
  • Use clear filter to verify 0.5mag improvement in OCAM flux
  • DONE Observe Bin 3 and Bin 4 stars
  • Observe with filter then use clear filter and compare
  • Seeing 1.5" or better, thin clouds
  • Use the AO OT file, select stars to test - export as ACE Track rather than ACE Active
Bayside Stage Test - 0.5hr
  • DONE Verify the new patch works
    • test motion to outside of bayside stage limits
    • test motion to limits between hardware and software
    • test motion back to 0,0
    • Could be done in conjucntion with other tests
ESM Comparison Test / Clear Filter Test Bin2/Bin4 - 1hr
  • Observe Bin 3 target previoulsy done w/Full AO - compare iQ
  • DONE Arp 187 - visible 2245hr-0430hr
  • /home/lbto/Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/LUCI/AO/AO_Testing/Arp187
    • (these are ESM scripts but the test is for comparison for full AO, hence the location)
    • Arp187_ESM_SL.xml
    • Arp187_ESM_L1.xml (if L1 only)
  • up to 1.5" seeing, thin clouds
Didymos Test Observations / Clear Bin 4 ESM test- 1hr
  • DONE ESM observations of target - NS
    • /home/lbto/Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/LUCI/AO/AO_Testing_V108.xml in Folder: /Interesting Targets/DART Didymos AO/ESM/ESM/
    • pick the ESM script for closest UT time and export (no mixed mode, just LUCI-1)
    • Use "65803" for NSIGUI
    • Visible 00:30-twilight
  • DONE AO observations of GAIA occulting star - determine binarity
    • Visible 00:30-twilight
    • /home/lbto/Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/LUCI/AO/AO_Testing_V108.xml in Folder: /Interesting Targets/DART Didymos AO/ESM/Didymos Occulting Star
AZ D-time JWST PSF Star - 0.5hr
  • /home/lbto/Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/LUCI/AO/AZ_DDT/LUCIDDT_Yang_V4.xml
  • Object #3 - ESM observations - visible 02:15-twilight
    • Requires seeing <1.2" - thin clouds
    • Best for later/end-of-night
End of Night LBTI Engineering - Pupil Alignment - 0.25hr
  • Execute in twilight
  • Reconfigure from LUCIs to LBTI between Astro/Nautical Twilight
  • If using LBCs, reconfigure at start of Astro twilight to LBTI


Contingency Plans in case of LUCI failure

GRB D-time Science program - Rothberg
  • Use the LBC scripts in OT:/home/lbto/Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/Rothberg/GRB221009A_AO_V4.xml
  • If seeing <1.2" and clear (or thin clouds) - g-sloan/r-sloan (30min), then run g-sloan/z-sloan
  • if seeing >1.2" and/or clouds - r-sloan/z-sloan and run until handover
  • Chip 2 only
Backup Science Program LBCs
  • NGC 1110 - visible 20:15-02:30hr - best to do before Moon rises
    • OT: /home/lbto/Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/Rothberg/IMBH/IMBH_Dwarfs_V7.xml
    • 1hour shutter time, if nothing else to do, run scripts again
    • Non-photometric: sloan filter
    • Photometric: Bessel filters + Flux Standard before and after observations (1.5hr total)
  • NS potentially Hazardous Asteroids
  • Local Mergers
    • /home/lbto/Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/PoorWeather/Rothberg/LocalMergers/COBandhead_Mergers_V55.xml
    • Copoints: /home/lbto/Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/Rothberg/LocalMergers/copoint
    • Pretty much any conditions, Chip 2 only, except for NGC 7585 (funky merger accidentally nearby....)
    • Targets - 15min shutter each target, U-Bessel LBC-B, I-Bessel LBC-R
      • UGC 11905 - RA 22hr Dec +20
      • NGC 7585 RA 23hr Dec -04
      • NGC 455 - RA 01hr Dec +05
      • Arp187 (highest priority) - RA 05hr Dec -10
      • NGC 2418 - RA 07hr Dec+17
      • UGC 4079 - RA 07hr Dec +55
      • NGC 2744 - RA 09hr Dec +18
      • NGC 2914 RA 09hr Dec +10

Poor Weather Programs

  • Local Mergers - bino LUCI
    • /home/lbto/Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/PoorWeather/Rothberg/LocalMergers/COBandhead_Mergers_V55.xml
    • Finder Charts: /home/lbto/Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/Rothberg/LocalMergers/finder_charts/
    • NGC 1210 - RA 03hr Dec -25 - visible 22:45-00:45 - elevation never gets above 33
    • NGC 2744 - RA 09h4 Dec +18 - visible 01:15-twilight
    • Arp 230 - RA 00 Dec -13 - visible 18:45-00hr
      • NOTE: there are two tellurics - use late telluric for 2nd half of night
  • ICRF3 - bino LUCI
    • home/lbto/Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/Rothberg/ICRF3/ICRF3_LUCI_V28_LBTO_AZ.xml
    • Change from AZ to LBTO for Partner ID
    • Pick the visible targets, priority list in README
    • Should cover the entire night

Night Log

On google docs: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1B6qnhw58mOgmwK7ThP7BABW0xOiFkdLAoYks-o_IKCQ/edit?usp=sharing

-- BarryRothberg - 14 Nov 2022
Topic revision: r11 - 17 Nov 2022, BarryRothberg
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