UT 20170919 LUCI1/2 AO Nighttime Commissioning

Observer LUCI-Team: JHeidt (LSW), DThompson (LBTO)
Observer AO-Team: SEsposito, EPinna, APuglisi, FRossi (Arcetri), DMiller, GTaylor (LBTO)
Telescope Operator: DHuerta

Observations done remotely from Tucson

Plan for the night

.- AO-tests until about 3AM (check of new gain optimization routine @ SX, AO checkout @ DX)
- LUCI/AO-tests, short images for the rest (point source + extended emission, bin=1 obs) in bino-mode

Summary

- AO-tests by AO-teams successfull (see E-mail by Simone)

- No LUCI-AO tests

- 40% of night lost due to weather

Details

All times are UT
Files are luci1/2.20170919.NNNN.fits

01:25 Sunset

Weather: Clear, T=+11deg, Hum=50%, Wind ~10m/s

David opens up, checks pointing and collimates

02:15 Arcetri-group is working @ SX-side, Doug et al. @ DX-side

04: 00 DIMM-seeing 1-1.5", beautiful night

06:30 DIMM stable below 1"

08:30 Humidity rapidly jumps above 90%, David closes

09:40 AFC-tests, N3.75, J, G210, Ar
L2: #85-99 , 1.15mue (NDIT=15), #100-114 1.15mue (NEXP=15), #105-129 1.20mue (NEXP=15), #130-144 1.15mue (NEXP=15)

High humidity for the rest of the night

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Topic revision: r7 - 28 Oct 2017, JochenHeidt
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