UT 20171203 LUCI1/2 AO Nighttime Commissioning

Observer LUCI-Team: JHeidt (LSW), APramskiy (LSW), DThompson (LBTO)
Observer AO-Team: GTaylor (LBTO)
Telescope Operator: GBechetti

Observations done remotely from Tucson

Plan for the night

- Still cloudy, but there is hope for the second part of the night

- Debugging G40-AFC by Alexander

- Hopefully do some AO-spec com later on

Summary

Half a night good data on AFC-spec

G040 can not be used for AFC-spec as it is unstable

Half night lost due to weather

Details

All times are UT
Files are luci1/2.20171203.NNNN.fits

00:15 Sunset, overcast, T = +3deg, hum = 60%, low wind

Alexander is starting debugging, AFC-code is not the problem

Tests later on showed that the grating itself is unstable (although it
mostly tilts properly) und is thus unusable for AFC-spec at present.

06:00 It has cleared up, Geno is opening up.

Clouds passing, opening, pointing check and collimation a bit delayed

No NCPA as system is more unstable than

AFC-spec at 1.6687mue

06:55 Preset to MWC 84, gna, gna, wrong mask in script, corrected, than safe skip, corrected

shell RIP, DIMM = 1.8, clouds, stopped and wait

07:30 Handover to Dave, he will take some pointing model verifiction data

AFC-spec

08:15 Looks better again, resent preset to MWC 84, OK, RunAO, OK,
AFC-spec at 1.6887mue H-band OH-line, SRR: #59-62, MER: #63-66

09:38 Preset to MWC 162, 1.6687mue, failed, Geno checks pointing, off, corrected
resent preset, OK; RunAO, OK, slit align, OK, AFC-align, OK, SRR: 73-76, MER: 77-80
spectra look great

DIMM 0.8-1"

10:56 Preset to MWC 162 again, 1.5828mue, OK, RunAO OK, slit align, OK, AFC-align, OK, SRR: 88-91,
MER: 92-95, super, object has fat emission line @ 1.5880mue

DIMM 0.6-0.9"

12:08 Preset to OJ 287, 2.1502mue, OK, RunAO, OK, slit align, OK, AFC-align, OK,
SRR: 106-109, MER: 110-111. Too faint for MER (or out of slit), stopped

Nodding along the slit

13:25 Using OJ 287 as reference, #112-125, had to stop after a couple
of images, sky is too bright now

End of AO-com #12

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Topic revision: r7 - 06 Dec 2017, JochenHeidt
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