UT 20160428 LUCI1 AO Nighttime Commissioning

Observer LUCI-Team: JHeidt, APramskiy, DThompson,
Observer AO: DMiller, GTaylor (both LBTO), EPinna, APuglisi (remote from Italy)
Telescope Operator: GBechetti
LBTO Support: TSargent Special Guest: CVeillet

Plan for the night

- Hard to predict when we may open and if at all

- Alexander is doing closed dome tests

- If open the usual suspects

Summary

- Night lost due to clouds, wind & 2 MOS errors

Details

All times are UT
Files are luci1.20160428.NNNN.fits

02:03 Sunset, mostly cloudy, T = 2deg, Hum = 40%, Wind 15-20 m/s (with gusts above the limit)

02:30 Stay closed

05:00 Still closed, sky partly clear now. Wind remains strong with some "red" gusts

08:00 Still closed, wind less strong but overcast at present

09:00 Wind OKish, clouds start to disappear, Geno opens, we'll give it a try
checking pointing and collimation...WOW, seeing seems to be much better than expected, start AO-com

AFC

09:20 Preset to M92_xml, OK, DIMM = 1.5", RunAO failed, Camera lense error???), resent preset, RunAO failed again,
resent preset once more, RunAO failed once more, one more attempt, resent preset, RunAO failed,
Greg is optimistic, so we give it the final chance, preset, OK, RunAO failed, give up, seeing to poor

Sky mostly clear now

LBTO bad weather program (Rothberg)

Geno authorizes LUCI2, checks pointing and collimates

10:04 While moving MOS-mask 26 in LUCI2 back to Cabinet we got a MOS error
Dave tries to recover, heroic efforts, MOS recovered within one hour!

11:22 Preset to HD199580, another MOS-error, Dave recovered again.

12:00 Geno is closing up.

End of run

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Topic revision: r8 - 05 Sep 2016, JochenHeidt
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