UT 20161024 LUCI1 AO Nighttime Commissioning

Observer LUCI-Team: JHeidt
Observer AO: DMiller
Telescope Operator: GBechetti

Plan for the night

We take the first part of the night until 10pm

- AFC-tests

Summary

- first AFC-tests: images look elongated in Ks and H, didn't work in J

Details

All times are UT
Files are luci1.20161024.NNNN.fits

00:45 Sunset, Weather: mostly clear, T=9deg, Hum=55%, low wind

01:05 Geno opens, checks pointing and collimates, guider says 0.7"

AFC-tests

01:35 Preset to M71, AOref-star found, HST-coords are good, RunAO failed, temporary file from ARGOS in place
resent preset, RunAO failed, FW need to be homed,
resent preset, RunAO failed, interrupted system call, reason unkown
resent preset again, RunAO worked

AFC: K, #0011/0012 pinhole alignment, verification, SRR-images: #0013-0015, AFC-images, stars look elongated
along NNE, DIMM=0.8"

non-AFC: preset, RunAO OK, #0016-0033 (Ks), #0034-0051 (H)

AFC: Preset, RunAO, OK, H, #0052 pinhole alignment, SRR-images. ##0053, didn't work,
(exceed max. shift 5pixels), redo alignment #0054/0055 OK, SRR-images: #0056-0058,
images still look elongated

03:52 Preset to M15, preset OK but guider may have chosen wrong star, RunAO chose wrong star too?
Geno checks pointing, a little bit off, resent preset, same guide star, lots of stars available for AO
but not the bright one we are looking at, RunAO, OK, bin=2,

AFC - J: #0059 pinhole alignment, SRR-images: #0060-0061, went bananas (exceed max allowed shift 5pix),
redo alignment, #0062/0063, OK, SRR-images: #0064, does not work, exceed max. shift 5pixels after 3 reads
Skip frame, command interrupted,

DIMM 0.8 - 1.2", some cirrus are rolling in

Not much time left, do some checks with NCPA on/off

non-AFC: Preset to M15 again, RunAO, Skip frame, edge of shell is rolling down, Ks #0065 crap

field is not well suited for AO-work, too many stars of equal brightness nearby, whose profiles
overlap and hence AO gets crazy

04:39 Preset to M71, non-AFC, J-band images with NCPA on/off to check for changes in IQ (test for AOgroup)

DIMM=1-1.5"

#0066:Ks, #0067: J NCPA off, #0068: J NCPA on, #0069: J NCPA off, #0070: J NCPA on, #0071: J NCPA off, #0072: J NCPA on

04:58 End of tests + handover to ARGOS

dimm.20161024jhill.jpg

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Topic revision: r4 - 07 Nov 2016, JochenHeidt
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