UT Dec 06 - Split night PEPSI-Pol / DEC



Night Info

  • Sunset 17:13
  • Nautical Twilight Ends 18:11
  • Astro Twilight Ends 18:41
  • Night Center 00:18
  • Handover from PEPSI-Pol to LBTO/DEC 00:12
  • Astro Twilight Starts 05:40
  • Moonset 05:56
  • Nautical Twilight Starts 06:10
  • Moon 95% illumination

Staff

  • OSA: J.Williams
  • ISp: C.Bolyard
  • Mtn Manager: J.Prothro
  • AO: G.Taylor
  • ISA/SO: A.Cardwell
  • Special Guests: B.Rothberg

Night Plan

  • Starting Configuration PEPSI-Pol Bino
ALTA Prediction

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PEPSI-Pol GTO

  • Sunset - 00:12

AO D-Time Obj6_J0314-1743_AO

  • Reconfigure PEPSI-Pol to LUCI-Bino, Authorize L1 - 00:12-00:22
  • Quick observation - 4dithers of bright on-axis star w/Br Gamma - goal is to check if it is a double star
  • OT: /home/lbto/Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/LUCI/AO/AZ_DDT/LUCIDDT_Yang_V5.xml
  • Script: /home/lbto/Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/LUCI/AO/AZ_DDT/Obj6_J0314-1743_L1_AO.xml
  • Cal: /home/lbto/Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/LUCI/AO/AZ_DDT/BrGamma_N30_Flat_L1.xml
  • Target visible until 00:51 (30deg limit) - observation should take 20min

Super ESM Testing

  • N375 w/Full AO -2.5hr
    • Conditions: seeing 1.2" or better, thin clouds OK
    • OT: /home/lbto/Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/Rothberg/DwarfMerger/Dwarf_Mergers_V3.xml
      • SDSSJ0829+1427 - Bin2 Full AO, SL in parallel - visible 23:30-twilight
        • Script (pre-generated) in SuperESM folder: SDSSJ0829+1427_AO_SL.xml
      • SDSSJ1025+4848 - Bin3 Full AO, SL in parallel - visible 00:30-twilight
        • Script (pre-generated) in SuperESM folder: SDSSJ1025+4848_AO_SL.xml
      • SDSSJ1148+2149 - Bin4 Full AO, SL in parallel - visible 02:30-twilight
        • Script (pre-generated) in SuperESM folder: SDSSJ1148+2149_AO_SL.xml
      • the folder also has _L1.xml versions if LUCI-2 is not available
      • flats (L1 and Bino) in SuperESM folder

LBTO D-time LUCI SL

  • XMM Target SDSSJ1148+2149 - D-time target
    • Visible 02:30-twlight
    • Bino LUCI- L1 zJspec G200 1"; L2 HKspec G200 1"
    • 90min w/overheads
    • Conditions - up to 1.5" seeing, thin clouds
    • OT file: /home/lbto/Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/Rothberg/DwarfMerger/Dwarf_Mergers_V3.xml
      • Fraternal Scripts: In LUCI_Spectra sub-directory: SDSSJ1148+2149_Fraternal_Bino.xml ; Telluric_Fraternal_Bino_for_SDSSJ1148+2149.xml
      • If only 1 LUCI is available scripts are made for HKspec only - and are located in LUCI_Spectra/Mono_Backup
      • FInder Charts: LUCI_Spectra/SDSSJ1148+2149_2MASS_Finder.jpg and LUCI_Spectra/SDSSJ1148+2149_finder_rsloan.jpg
      • Fraternal Calibration Script in LUCI_Spectra sub-directory
    • CRITICAL: targe requires 2-object acquisition - the PA should get both objects in the slit, but to be sure, use the 2-target acquisition to align both nuclei in the 1" slit
    • Observe telluric star first
    • If only 1 LUCI is available scripts are made for HKspec only - and are located in /home/lbto/Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/Rothberg/DwarfMergers/Mono_Backup


Poor Weather Backup

  • Local Mergers - bino LUCI
    • OT File: /home/lbto/Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/Rothberg/LocalMergers/COBandhead_Mergers_V55.xml
    • Finder Charts: /home/lbto/Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/Rothberg/LocalMergers/finder_charts
    • NGC 2744 - RA 09hr Dec +18 , guidestar R=12.6 - visible 00:00-twilight
    • Any conditions - go longer if really bad seeing and/or thick clouds
    • Mono version available if a LUCI goes down
    • Run this target BEFORE moving to the ICRF3 backup program
  • ICRF3 - bino LUCI
    • OT File: /home/lbto/Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/Rothberg/ICRF3/ICRF3_LUCI_V31_LBTO_AZ.xml
    • Finder Charts: /home/lbto/Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/Rothberg/ICRF3/finder_charts
    • Any conditions
    • Should be sufficient targets to cover entire part of the night
    • LUCI-1 zJspec G200 1" slit, LUCI-2 HKspec G200 1"slit (all but one)
    • if only one LUCI available scripts is zJspec
    • Pick Targets in OT based on visibility (anything RA>04hr) and best to avoid clouds, winds, etc. Target name has RA and Dec in it (e.g. IERS 0509+293 is RA 05hr Dec +29)

-- BarryRothberg - 05 Dec 2022
Topic revision: r4 - 06 Dec 2022, BarryRothberg
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