Observers: V. Testa, S. Herbert-Fort, D. Gonzales Huerta

Quite nice and sunny in the afternoon. Sky looks very clear.
At the moment it is candidate photometric.

06:00 - Sunset, sent 5bias.
lbccontrol didn't load the OB
we had to move other OBs from the /home/lbccontrol directory
to /images/obs on the cmu

UT 01:12 - test U_5 flat - ~38000 cnts - good
01:13 - SkyFlatU_5 scale by 2.
47k,32k...17k -counts

011232
011313
011354
011435
011516

UT 01:16 - SkyFlatUrot180_5 flats
scale by 4
011720
011808
011851
011934
012017

~26k,21k,18k,15k,12k cnts

UT 01:21 - test B, 012235 ~7k counts...

SKyflatB_5, scale x10... lots of stars

012403 ~45k
012509 ~35k
012625 ~27k
012716 ~22k
012828 ~17k

UT 01:30 --
SKyflatV_5, scale x20... LOTS of stars..
...not great field for flats, but sky fading fast

013112 ~29k
013238 ~22k
013404 ~17k
013503 ~14k
013630 ~10k

UT 01:38 Vfastextra at same spot.. lots of stars
013901 -- very crowded... but found 2 pupils to use:

Image analysis with lbcfpia...



Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
-1306 -4837 -2638 -2528 752 -755
-----------------------------------------
sent to TCS...

repeat...
014214 -- fuzzy pupils, using 4



Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
829 -299 -823 -52 64 -406
-----------------------------------------
sent to TCS... (getting better)

repeat...
014436 -- fuzzier...? using 4



Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
-429 87 638 2574 -102 1000
-----------------------------------------
sent to TCS...

UT 01:48 asked operator to reset Z11 by -1000 (i.e don't apply Z11 from Image Analysis)

play another Vfastextra
014905 -- looks worse, using 6 pupils



Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
-242 -282 -278 -1275 190 1000
-----------------------------------------
sent to TCS..

UT 01:51 moving to standard field SA110_4p_Vgr

another Vfastextra here now... see if this field is better (less crowded)

015546, looks better, using 4



Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
1424 -393 -1162 -426 -389 -386
-----------------------------------------
sent to TCS...

repeat... 015742, using 5 fuzzy pupils



Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
-472 244 -613 1235 -436 1000
-----------------------------------------
not great, but sent to TCS..

repeat...
020055, using >10
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
-2714 0 0 0 0 0
-----------------------------------------
sent...
repeat...
020316, using 5
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
968 -416 -416 -1024 178 -345
-----------------------------------------
sent...
repeat...
020515, using 7
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
256 183 -631 -171 -19 -245
-----------------------------------------
sent... nice

UT 02:06 now playing SA110_4p_Vgr (standard field)

020731 - not round
020812 - rounder
020853 - not so round, but psfs ~1.2"
021008 - slightly elongated, not perfectly corrected...
021049
021130
021251
...

then SA110_4p_UsUB (same field, different filters)
...
022130 (not first of this series)
022216 - elongated
...
022826
022916

UT 02:30 do another Vfastextra here

023140, using 4
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
-2109 0 0 0 0 0
-----------------------------------------
sent, repeat
023358, using 4
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
697 701 728 222 116 -435
-----------------------------------------
sent, repeat
023617, using 4
----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
709 441 590 784 -570 1000
-----------------------------------------
NOT sent... jumping too much

UT 02:38 calling John Hill about resetting some coeffs like last night...

actuator 140 is on and active tonight, so need to clear the positions from
last night, when it was off...
now retrying Vfastextra...
024049, using >10
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
-9658 0 0 0 0 0
-----------------------------------------
sent... BIG difference though, this might have been it
retry... 024319, using 3
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
1496 -1104 732 -1468 1040 1000
-----------------------------------------
sent...
retry... 024655, using 4
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
-806 686 -1502 448 -767 1000
-----------------------------------------
sent, retry
025046, using 6, 2 very poor fits
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
-2219 0 0 0 0 0
-----------------------------------------
NOT sent.

...seeing might be poor...

John will call from office and look at these images...
in the meantime:

UT 02:53 -- slew to first science field:

Clementini's M31_S2B_1

UT -2:57 - Image Analysis: 025757, using >10 pupils
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
-2474 0 0 0 0 0
-----------------------------------------
sent... some are bad fits
retry... 025958, using 8, better
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
853 161 -357 -1095 36 -665
-----------------------------------------
sent, retry...
030314, using 7
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
1254 -367 156 33 229 -566
-----------------------------------------
sent, retry...030553, using 7
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
501 255 -343 1159 82 1000
-----------------------------------------
NOT sent...John thinks fits are bad, says to try OB now...
seeing may just be bad?


SCIENCE TIME ---

UT 03:09 -- playing Clementini's M31_S2B_1...

UT 03:11 --

** warmer outside, need to warm up the mirror... turned on mirror ventilation ***

told to keep OB running while it warms up b/c will take a while...

031056 -- seeing ~1", round stars... after all this, not so bad!
031637 -- nice!
032217 -- nice again, seeing ~1.2"

UT 03:32 -- next Clementini OB: M31_S2V_2

033222 -- elongated stars.. focus jumped maybe?
033801 -- elongated again... stop OB

UT 03:44 -- focus again w/ Vfastextra
034523, using 7 pupils
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
4205 0 0 0 0 0
-----------------------------------------
sent, retry (way out of focus?)

-- outside temp just dropped abruptly, mirror ventilation is on
and is trying to catch up...

034718, using >10
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
284 -80 603 495 -108 -50
-----------------------------------------
sent, repeat once more
034934 --> VERY elogated.. NO PUPILS found
retry...
035133, using 1, still pretty bad...
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
-677 2543 1386 1084 371 1000
-----------------------------------------
sent, retry
-- mirror now about same temp as outside...
035558, using 6
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
-455 2188 1217 -979 -253 -519
-----------------------------------------
sent, retry...
035819, using 3
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
631 371 289 -16 127 -125
-----------------------------------------

UT 04:00 -- MIRROR PANICKED, actuator 140 disabled...
-- stopped Vfastextra

UT 04:10 -- actuator 241 also seems to be giving trouble

UT 04:26 -- actutator 140 has been disactivated, mirror coming up
again after two attempts that resolved in panic!

UT 04:32 -- slewing to Schwope's field, then will run Vfastextra

UT 04:37 -- running Vfastextra

043946, smudges, not round, NO PUPILS found, try again
044224, same result

UT 04:44 -- in same situation as last night, so will try applying
the same coeff offsets:

z5 +3000
z7 -2000
z11 +200

UT 04:46 -- try another Vfastextra now

044659, using 1 not-so-nice pupil
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
-5077 0 0 0 0 0
-----------------------------------------
sent, retry...
044906, looking better, using 1 again
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
780 379 2294 1620 1314 994
-----------------------------------------
sent, retry...
045124, using lots
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
-980 1443 -236 -863 -448 -194
-----------------------------------------
sent, retry...
045550, using 8 pupils.. getting round!
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
64 225 -104 -100 6 -109
-----------------------------------------
sent... good to go


SCIENCE ---

UT 04:58 -- starting Schwope's rbs1774_b_01 OB...

045902 - 0.9"
050443 - 1.0"
051035 - 1.0"
051620 - 1.0"
052221 - 1.0"

UT 05:28 -- Vfastextra: 052945
Focus Offset = -0.80000001 Filter = V-BESSEL
Median external diameter: 64.38 px
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
555 -105 -49 225 -125 227
-----------------------------------------
Sent and back to the OB

UT 05:33 -- Schwope rbs1774_b_02

053437 - 0.9"
054021 -
054611 - 1.0"
055152 -
055743 - 0.95"

UT 06:07 -- Go to Clementini S2V_2

Vfastextra: 061126
Focus Offset = -0.80000001 Filter = V-BESSEL
Median external diameter: 54.01 px
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
-1323 -1594 -53 402 -3 -205
-----------------------------------------
Sent...
repeat...: 061316
Focus Offset = -0.80000001 Filter = V-BESSEL
Median external diameter: 63.61 px
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
416 -220 -428 -105 84 -25
-----------------------------------------
Sent and start OBs

UT 06:15 -- M31_S2V_2

061633 - 0.9"
062211 - telescope jumped in elevation. Image completely messed up
stopped the OB. Work on the telescope.

UT 06:35 -- Telescope apparently works fine. Might be a problem with
the guiding system. Restarted the OB.

UT 06:36 -- M31_S2V_2 again

063547 - 0.7", but not very round... esp. in corners

Problems in getting round stars. Seeing significantly below 1.0, move
to Zaritsky/Pasquali NGC925 Uphoto, Vphoto

first ran Vfastextra here...
064803
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
295 679 48 94 -1 2
-----------------------------------------
sent to TCS... seems ok... maybe guiding problems

UT 06:53 Vfastextra at NGC925 (10' offset)...
065952, using 6
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
-194 239 962 -116 -41 -110
-----------------------------------------
sent and retry...
070142, using 7 nice pupils
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
243 29 413 -10 12 97
-----------------------------------------
sent to TCS... nice


SCIENCE ---

UT 07:03 -- starting NGC_925_Ubessel_photo...
070455 -- guiding problem, moved a bit, round but with extra lump, seeing~1"?

try NGC_925_V_photo now
070943 -- seeing ~0.8", round in center but elongated slightly in corners...
.. probably due to the disabled actuator

try NGC_925_Ubessel_photo again, but now without the guiding
071414 -- again, not round... tracking?

UT 07:20 trying a Vfastextra to check focus (offset 10')
072103, using 3 good pupils
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
-548 -312 -133 141 -39 -151
-----------------------------------------
sent.. should be ok

try NGC_925_Ubessel_photo again, with the guiding again
072348 -- finally round, ~1" in U good.

UT 07:30 -- slewing to Zaritsky NGC628 to do photometric OBs...

run Vfastextra to check focus there (offset by 5')
073306, using 3 ok pupils
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
479 705 -810 -80 218 117
-----------------------------------------
sent, repeat
073442, using 3 again
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
-201 13 -187 87 -8 -21
-----------------------------------------
sent. good.

UT 07:36 -- playing NGC_628_U_photo (SDT_Uspec)
073716 -- ~0.9", just about round, some slight actuator effect maybe

playing NGC_628_VU_photo which will take photo OBs in
both V_BESSEL (first) and U_BESSEL (second)
074213 -- V_BESSEL -- not VERY round, but ok... ~1"
074539 -- U_BESSEL -- great, esp for U! ~0.9"

UT 07:51 -- slew to & play STANDARD FIELD SA92_4p_UsUBVgr OB
-- no focus first, should be fine for calib

075247 -- Uspec -- out of focus, but ok
075333 -- U_BESSEL
075420 -- B_BESSEL
075501 -- V_BESSEL
075542 -- g-SLOAN
075623 -- r-SLOAN
new positions and repeat filter sequence
075745
075831
075921
080003
080046
080127
new positions and repeat filter sequence
080305
080352
080440
080522
080603
080644
new positions and repeat filter sequence
080812
080857
080945
081027
081108
081149

UT 08:14 -- slew to Giallongo's Subaru Deep Field and check focus

Vfastextra, 081759
Focus Offset = -0.80000001 Filter = V-BESSEL
Median external diameter: 65.89 px
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
830 880 118 146 42 232
-----------------------------------------
sent
repeat

081951
Focus Offset = -0.80000001 Filter = V-BESSEL
Median external diameter: 58.83 px
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
-449 165 65 64 -15 183
-----------------------------------------
sent

UT 08:21 -- Launched OB SXDS_1a_6x5m
082333 -- ~1.1", nice
082922 -- same, nice

UT 09:00 -- Vfastextra: 090229
Focus Offset = -0.80000001 Filter = V-BESSEL
Median external diameter: 60.03 px
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
-231 71 229 91 133 -45
-----------------------------------------
sent
go to sxds field

UT 09:04 -- SXDS_1b_6x5m

090614
091200
091759
092343
092937
093532

UT 09:42 -- Vfastextra: 094453

Focus Offset = -0.80000001 Filter = V-BESSEL
Median external diameter: 64.35 px
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
550 128 -423 81 -198 70
-----------------------------------------
sent
go back to field

UT 09:48 -- SXDS_1c_6x5m

095037, nice, ~1.1"
095621,
100213
100754
101347, nice ~1.1"
101933

UT 10:28 - Vfastextra: 102919
Focus Offset = -0.80000001 Filter = V-BESSEL
Median external diameter: 61.48 px
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
30 532 603 256 -8 45
-----------------------------------------
sent
go back to the field

UT 10:30 - SXDS_1d_6x5m

103306 - 1.1"
103854 - 1.2"
104453 - 1.1"

UT 11:09 - Move to Quirrenbach AndXIV_VR

Vfastextra: 111238
Focus Offset = -0.80000001 Filter = V-BESSEL
Median external diameter: 59.30 px
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
-363 165 275 156 -188 -6
-----------------------------------------

UT 11:15 -- AndXIV_VR
111659 - 0.9"
112108 -
112521 - 0.8"
112929 - 0.8"
113337 -
113747 -
114205 -
114613 -
115021 -

UT 11:57 - Move to Kochanek M81 BV
Vfastextra: 120141
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
-437 -974 438 -109 19 -166
-----------------------------------------
Sent.
repeat.
Vfastextra: 120343
No pupils. Move 10' S and retry.

Vfastextra: 120647
Focus Offset = -0.80000001 Filter = V-BESSEL
Median external diameter: 62.44 px
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
203 -12 280 -114 120 -79
-----------------------------------------
Sent
start ob

UT 12:08 -- Kochanek M81BV

121107 -
.
.
.
122105 -

UT 12:22 -- Standards SA98 @ pos. angle -45 in order to maximize the field
coverage with only a single exposure.

UT 12:26 -- Lost azimut encoders. Stopped OB. Go directly for flats
if possible.

UT 12:31 -- GO to FF spot.
UT 12:33 -- SkyFlatTestV 123509: 500 counts/sec

UT 12:36 -- SkyFlatV_5 (exp.time = 15.0s)

123636 -
123730 -
123831 -
123926 - 16000
124021 - 19000

UT 12:42 -- SkyFLatB_5 (exp.time = 20.0s)

124231 - 28000
124330 - 34343
124436 - 42712
124535 - 52155
124634 - 63940 (! satur?)

UT 12:48 -- SKyFlatBrot90_5 (exp.time = 5.0s)

124929 - 30152
125014 - 36226
125103 - 44423
125147 - 53511
125232 - 65000 (! satur)

UT 12:53 -- SkyFlatBrot270_5 (exp. time = 1.0s)

125436 - 21944
125516 - 26301
125558 - 31746
125638 - 37996
125718 - 45289

UT 12:59 -- SkyFlatUrot270_5 (exp. time = 1.0s)

125938 - 19531
130018 - 23162
130057 - 27445
130137 - 32342
130217 - 38181

UT 13:03 -- 5 bias

130433-130618

-- VincenzoTesta - 12 Oct 2007
Topic revision: r1 - 12 Oct 2007, VincenzoTesta
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