UT 20231031: ECD - LUCI1 and LUCI AO checkout



Night Info

For the night of: Tue, 2023 Oct 31 ---> Wed, 2023 Nov 1
Local midnight = 2023 Nov 1,  7 hr UT, or JD 2460249.792
Local Mean Sidereal Time at midnight =   2 21 42.4

Sunset ( 1000 m horizon):   17 35 MST; Sunrise:   6 32 MST
Evening twilight:  18 53 MST;  LMST at evening twilight:  21 14
Morning twilight:   5 14 MST;  LMST at morning twilight:   7 36
12-degr twilight: 18 24 MST -->  5 43 MST; night center:   0 03 MST

Moonrise:  19 30 MST   
Moon at civil midnight: illuminated fraction 0.858
3.4 days after full moon, RA and dec:   5 27 25, +27 26.4

The sun is down for 13.0 hr; 10.3 hr from eve->morn 18 deg twilight.
 0.6 dark hours after end of twilight and before moonrise..

Weather:


Staff

  • OSA: Josh
  • ISA/SO: Jenny Power, Justin Rupert
  • ECD Coordinator: Jenny Power


Summary

Night Plan

  1. MODS Transform Data Collect
    1. If analysis possible needed, make adjustments and take confirmatory set (1hr)
  2. Config LUCI1 only (15min)
  3. Authorize Binocular
    1. Field Aberration data collect on LUCI1 and LUCI2 confirmatory (2hr)
  4. Authorize LUCI2 only
    1. OSCO
    2. Bin4, bin1, bin2, bin3 Full AO
    3. bin4, bin1, bin2 ESM
  5. Reconfig MODS for MODS transform confirmatory set (if data collected requires change)

AO Requested Updates
  1. Deploy slope zero patch for night time and monitor for any events and to log in case of an event how the system responds
  2. Verify the NCPA+Fourier AO SW

LUCI1 Checkout
  1. Rotator Center on LUCI detectors (Field center) (Critical)
    • Scripts located in LUCI_2022_Restart_V1.83.xml under Field Center or for M52 generated in Service_Observing/Restart_2023/LUCI/Rot_center
    • LUCI configured: N30 fieldstop aligned, N375 camera, mirror, Ks
      • Run the sequence:
        • active 0deg to collimate, then scripts for
        • track 0deg
        • track 180deg
        • track 90deg
        • track 270deg
  2. Rotator Zero-Point (requires MOS mask) - (0.5 hr) (High)
    • Masks:
      • ID 903033 - Stone O
      • ID 921934 - Stone A
      • iD 931027 - Stone D
    • To update results (if needed)
      • ssh -X into TO1 as telescope; then ssh - X as tcs@tcs1; The file location is in /home/telescope/TCS/Configuration/PCS/PCSInstrument.conf
    • Longslit Method (backup for no masks)
      • requires target field with two sources in slit, use alignment holes in longslit. Need LMS file with source in longslit (preferably two) - astrometric field ideal
  3. Field Aberration (low)
  4. Collect transform data - (2hrs) low priority
    • must do RotZP First
    • Target Fields, select one near transit:
      • Stone O 21 37 31 +00 31 55 Stone_O_m12.list
      • Stone P22 35 49 +01 31 33 Stone_P1.list
      • Stone A 00 54 02 -00 32 34 Stone_A3.list
    • Seeing should be no worse than ~1", list should include ~ 50 stars
    • Have the TO send an Active preset to tune pointing on the field and collimate
    • Configure LUCI with the N30 field stop aligned, N375 camera, H filter, flexure compensation on.
    • Follow the instructions as outlined on: https://wiki.lbto.org/Commissioning/ComTools#Guide_Probe_Transformation
    • Take 5xdarks to match exposure time taken
    • Process transform data (or shoot Doug an email ASAP)

Binocular LUCI checks
  1. Field Aberration (low)

AO and ESM Checks
  1. Science like OBs in LUCI_AO_OT_v116.xml, LUCI_ESM_OT_v58.xml
      1. Full AO execute:
        1. OSCO
        2. Bin 4, bin3m bin2, bin1
      2. ESM Execute
        1. Bin 4, bin2, bin1

MODS Transform
  1. Collect transform verification MODS (1hr needed) (Critical)

Closed Dome Plan

  • Generate and test low mode LBTI reconstructor for SHARK-VIS

Night log

-- JenniferPower - 28 Oct 2023
Topic revision: r4 - 31 Oct 2023, JenniferPower
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