UT Dec 08 2022 - DEC Night



Night Info

  • Sunset 17:14
  • Moonrise 16:56
  • Nautical Twilight Ends 18:11
  • Astro Twilight Ends 18:41
  • Astro Twilght Starts 05:43
  • Nautical Twilight Starts 06:12
  • Sunrise 07:10
  • Moon illumination ~100%

Staff

  • OSA: S.Allanson
  • ISp: C.Bolyard
  • Mtn Manager: B.Bingham
  • ISA/SO: A.Cardwell
  • AO: D. Miller
  • Special Guests:

Night Plan

  • Starting Configuration Bino-LUCIs

D-time Target GRB221009A

  • LUCI-1 AO/LUCI-2 SL
    • if seeing < 1.2", thin clouds or better
    • GRB221009A _L1AO_L2SL.xml
  • LUCI-1 ESM/LUCI-2 SL
    • if 1.2" < seeing < 1.6", thin clouds or better
    • GRB221009A _L1ESM_L2SL.xml
  • SL Bino-LUCIs if seeing > 1.6"
  • Target visible until 18:52hr (30deg limit) - need to get on target as fast as possible
  • Files: /home/lbto/Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/Rothberg/GRB221009A
    • all versions already generated from OT

Super ESM Testing

  • LUCI-1 AO/LUCI-2 SL
  • Seeing 1.2" or better, thin clouds
  • OT: /home/lbto/Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/LUCI/AO/AO_Testing/AO_Testing_V111.xml
  • Files pre-generated for mixed mode: /home/lbto/Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/LUCI/AO/AO_Testing/FullAO_N375
    • FF2131-0141 - off-axis R=11.2 Bin 1 1' away
      • Visible twilight-20:14hr
      • Script:
    • FF0139+0015 - off-axis R=11.6 Bin 2 1.2'' away
      • Visible Twilight-22hr
      • Script:
    • NGC 34 - Bin3 On-Axis - Galaxy Core R~13.7
      • Visible Twilght-22hr
      • Script:
    • 0.75hr Ks imaging w/overheads per target

AZ D-time Targets PSF Stars

  • Quick observation - 4dithers of bright on-axis star w/Br Gamma - goal is to check if it is a double star - no more than 0.5hr per target (mostly overheads)
  • OT: /home/lbto/Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/LUCI/AO/AZ_DDT/LUCIDDT_Yang_V5.xml
    • Cal: /home/lbto/Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/LUCI/AO/AZ_DDT/BrGamma_N30_Flat_L1.xml
  • Visible 20:11-00:43
  • Targets
    • Obj6_J0314-1743_AO - #1 priority
      • Script: /home/lbto/Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/LUCI/AO/AZ_DDT/Obj6_J0314-1743_L1_AO.xml
    • Obj7_J0312-1824_AO - #2 priority
      • Script: /home/lbto/Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/LUCI/AO/AZ_DDT/Obj7_J0312-1824_L1_AO.xml
    • Obj8_J0312-1831_AO - #3 priority
      • Script: /home/lbto/Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/LUCI/AO/AZ_DDT/Obj8_J0312-1831_L1_AO.xml

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_V57.xml
    • Finder Charts: /home/lbto/Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/Rothberg/LocalMergers/finder_charts
    • Any conditions - go longer if really bad seeing and/or thick clouds
    • Any conditions - go longer if really bad seeing and/or thick clouds
    • Mono version available if a LUCI goes down
    • Run these BEFORE moving to the ICRF3 backup program
    • Targets
      • Arp 230 - RA 00hr Dec -13, guidestar R=12.2 0 - visible twilight-22:30
        • use early Telluric - observe first
        • Telluric star has a close companion - the A0V star is the brighter to the left (finder chart available)
      • NGC 1210 - RA 03hr Dec -25, guidestart R=13.1 - visible 21:20-23:18
        • Guidestar has a companion 6" below it - should be OK, if not pick 2nd guidestar and regenerate script
      • NGC 2744 - RA 09hr Dec +18 , guidestar R=12.6 - visible 00:00-twilight
  • 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 - 06 Dec 2022
Topic revision: r4 - 07 Dec 2022, BarryRothberg
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