UT Jan 01 2023 - DEC Night (1st half LBTI Queue / 2nd half LBTO)




Night Info

  • Sunset 17:24
  • Nautical Twilight Ends 18:22
  • Astro Twilight Ends 18:52
  • Night Center 00:23
  • Moonset 02:44
  • Astro Twilight Starts 05:54
  • Nautical Twilight Starts 06:24
  • Sunrise 07:22
  • Moon Illumination 69%

Staff

  • OSA: S.Allanson
  • ISp: E.Solheid
  • Mtn Manager: T.Castro
  • ISA/SO: J.Power
  • Possible Special Guests: B.Rothberg, R.T.Gatto
  • AO:D. Miller

Issues

  • LUCI-2 not available due to problems with AGW-2

ALTA

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CN2

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Night Plan

  • Handover from LBTI to LBTO (LUCI-1) 00:19 (assume 8min reconfig LBTI to LUCI)

Rollover of Tasks

Super ESM Testing

  • N375 w/Full AO -2.5hr
    • Conditions: seeing 1.2" or better, thin clouds OK
      • Arp 187
        • OT: /home/lbto/Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/LUCI/ESM/ESM_V57.xml
          • Folder: AO Full N375 FOV/Resolved Target/Arp187 Ks-band Full AO N375 Bin 3 R=13.4
        • Scripts not pre-generated - since we are LUCI-1 only
        • Bin 3 target - compare with previous observations 0.75hr
        • Visible handover -01:45
        • Ks only
      • M67 Field (same as used for first SuperESM test) - Bin 1 on-axis R=10.7 - visible hanover-twilight
        • OT: /home/lbto/Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/LUCI/ESM/ESM_V57.xml
          • Folder: AO Full N375 FOV/M67
        • Scripts not pre-generated - since we are LUCI-1 only
        • force to Bin 3 (changed AO Ref star magnitude and do not run check flux)
        • this will compare the excellent performance at Bin 3 vs Bin 1 for SuperESM
        • run two filters BrG and PaBeta
        • visible all 2nd half
        • If time, can run with forced Bin 4 to compare - 0.75hr per run
      • Palomar 2 (same field as used for FLAO ESM testing)
        • OT: /home/lbto/Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/LUCI/ESM/ESM_V57.xml
          • Folder: AO Full N375 FOV/Palomar 2
        • Scripts not pre-generated - since we are LUCI-1 only
        • Bin 3
        • visible handover - 03:15

AZ D-time AO Targets PSF Stars (ESM)

  • OT: /home/lbto/Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/LUCI/AO/AZ_DDT/LUCIDDT_Yang_V6.xml
  • ESM observation of 1 target (mono observation - no need to take LUCI-2)
  • This will complete the D-program
  • Cal: /home/lbto/Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/LUCI/AO/AZ_DDT/BrGamma_N30_Flat_L1.xml
    • Kband_N375_Flat_L1.xml
  • Obj5_J1339+0940_ESM - visible 03:15-twilight
    • Script: /home/lbto/Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/LUCI/AO/AZ_DDT/Obj5_J1339+0940_ESM_L1.xml


Poor Weather Backup

  • Local Mergers - bino LUCI or MODS
    • OT File: /home/lbto/Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/Rothberg/LocalMergers/COBandhead_Mergers_V58.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
      • NGC 2744 - RA 09hr Dec +18 , guidestar R=12.6 - visible 00:00-twilight
      • NGC 3597 - RA 11hr Dec -23, guidestar R=13.5 - visible 04hr-twlight - never gets above 35deg elevation
  • ICRF3 - bino LUCI
    • OT File: /home/lbto/Service_Observing/2022B_D_E/Rothberg/ICRF3/ICRF3_LUCI_V34_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 - 23 Dec 2022
Topic revision: r3 - 31 Dec 2022, BarryRothberg
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