Observers: C.S. Kochanek, V. Testa, D. Gonzales Huerta
Clear sky but with a few thin clouds at horizon toward East.

Opened at 01:00

01:10 - Azimut encoders can't be powered on.

01:16 - Take 5 bias while the encoders problem is worked out

011621 - 011844

Unable to release telescope brakes. Called mechanical engineers in Tucson.

03:10 - Fixed. Go to Schwope fields.
Cleared AO from last night
Image Analysis: 031218
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No GOOD pupils found... check input image!
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Apply John Hill's recipe:
Z5 +3000
Z7 -2000
Z11 +200

03:16 - Image Analysis: 031558
WARNING: Z4 TOO LARGE, will consider defocus only
all other aberration coefficients set zero.
WARNING: Z4 INSANELY LARGE, do not use this correction
all aberration coefficients set zero.
% Compiled module: WRITEOUTFILE.
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
0 0 0 0 0 0
-----------------------------------------
Z4 +5000
Z5 +1000

03:18 - Image Analysis: 032000
WARNING: Z4 TOO LARGE, will consider defocus only
all other aberration coefficients set zero.
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
-9265 0 0 0 0 0
-----------------------------------------
Sent.
repeat.

03:21 - Image Analysis: 032214
WARNING: Z4 TOO LARGE, will consider defocus only
all other aberration coefficients set zero.
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
-8027 0 0 0 0 0
-----------------------------------------
Sent
repeat

03:24 - Image Analysis: 032444
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No GOOD pupils found... check input image!
----------------------------------------------------
Z5 -1000 Pupils look round with the central hole not centered.
Don't know why it does not find any pupil....

03:27 - Image Analysis: 032818
WARNING: Z4 TOO LARGE, will consider defocus only
all other aberration coefficients set zero.
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
-7051 0 0 0 0 0
-----------------------------------------
not sent Z7 +2000
repeat

03:32 - Image Analysis: 033253
WARNING: Z4 TOO LARGE, will consider defocus only
all other aberration coefficients set zero.
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
32298 0 0 0 0 0
-----------------------------------------
not sent Z7 +2000 more
repeat

03:35 - Image Analysis: 033513
Focus Offset = -0.80000001 Filter = V-BESSEL
Median external diameter: 62.24 px
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
168 504 2146 816 318 173
-----------------------------------------
sent
repeat

03:36 - Image Analysis: 033705

Focus Offset = -0.80000001 Filter = V-BESSEL
Median external diameter: 61.25 px
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
-10 949 20 644 43 210
-----------------------------------------
sent (now we're on the way)
repeat

03:39 - Image Analysis - 033912
Focus Offset = -0.80000001 Filter = V-BESSEL
Median external diameter: 60.83 px
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
-87 142 -640 266 111 33
-----------------------------------------
sent
ok

03:40 - Schwope rbs1744_b_03

034143-

034143: 1.4" elongated along y, probably mirror temp. is changing rapidly
034730: loosing tracking in elevation, interrupted the OB.

03:52 - David moved the tlescope back anf forth to fix the problem
Sent again: restarts from the 2nd. Elevation encoders are disabled.
Interrupted again to fix the problem.

04:12 - Encoders work again
Move to Majewski AndXIV, seeing is not good enough (> 1.4)

04:13 - Image Analysis: 041544
Searching for pupils...
Background level: 1100.44
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No GOOD pupils found... check input image!
----------------------------------------------------
Pupils trailed. Did it move? Apparently not.
repeat.

04:17 - Image Analysis: 041730
Background level: 1090.02
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No GOOD pupils found... check input image!
----------------------------------------------------
Still trailed....wind? Not very high, however close lateral shields

04:19 - Image Analysis: (still before closing lateral doors) 041956
No way....

Move to a different field protected from the wind, and take a test image....

04:27 - Take a 20s test image (V5sec.ob scaled by 4)

042907- badly trailed.... 24" long, 20s exposure
along the elevation

04:36 - Moved in another position, taken another 20s test exposure

043755- again trailed, elevation encoders are said to be fine.
Reset azimuth encoders. Seems more serious than appeared.

05:11 - Try a test image to see if the problem haa been solved

05:12 - V5s x4 (20.0s)

051257 - pretty round.

05:15 - Move to Majewski AndXIV

Image Analysis: 051951

Focus Offset = -0.80000001 Filter = V-BESSEL
Median external diameter: 49.80 px
WARNING: Z4 TOO LARGE, will consider defocus only
all other aberration coefficients set zero.
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
-2086 0 0 0 0 0
-----------------------------------------
Sent
repeat

05:21 - Image Analysis: 052129
Focus Offset = -0.80000001 Filter = V-BESSEL
Median external diameter: 60.97 px
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
-61 -142 1218 489 309 51
-----------------------------------------
Sent
repeat

05:22 - Image Analysis: 052307
Focus Offset = -0.80000001 Filter = V-BESSEL
Median external diameter: 60.69 px
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
-113 288 -174 88 -30 -73
-----------------------------------------
Sent
Launch OB

05:24 - AndXIV_r1

052532: seeing (imexam) 1.0 arcsec
053138: seeing 1.05"
053754: seeing 1.05"

05:45 - AndXIV_r2

054550:
055147: out of focus, probably needed IA before
055800: much better

06:04 - Image Analysis: 060554
Focus Offset = -0.80000001 Filter = V-BESSEL
Median external diameter: 52.17 px
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
-1657 -497 6 53 114 -264
-----------------------------------------
sent
repeat

06:07 - Image Analysis: 060736
Focus Offset = -0.80000001 Filter = V-BESSEL
Median external diameter: 62.35 px
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
187 429 -214 -181 57 76
-----------------------------------------
sent
launch OB

06:09 - AndXIV_r3

061037 -- seeing about 0.9 arcsec
061643 -- seeing about 1.0 arcsec
062254 -- " " 0.9 "

06:29 - AndXIV_r4

063014 -- seeing about 0.9 arcsec
063617 -- seeing about 1.1 arcsec (approaching transit)
064225 -- trailed -- too close to transit

06:49 - Move to Clementini S2B_1

Image Analysis: 065417
Focus Offset = -0.80000001 Filter = V-BESSEL
Median external diameter: 64.20 px
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
523 -1477 -733 462 -201 -29
-----------------------------------------
sent
repeat

Image Analysis: 065622
Focus Offset = -0.80000001 Filter = V-BESSEL
Median external diameter: 60.82 px
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
-88 754 -308 -194 35 174
-----------------------------------------
sent
launch OB

06:58 - M31_S2B_1

065919 -- 1.1 arcsec
070458 -- 1.1
071037 -- 1.2

07:16 - M31_H1B_4

071830 -- 1.6 but may be it lost focus. Worthless if focus
must be done every 15 min
072410 -- 1.6 will finish, go to S2, reset primary and do
next round -- will see if ~3 degree shift has
this big an effect again
072950 -- 1.6-1.7

07:36 - S2B_5, image analysis: 073718
Focus Offset = -0.80000001 Filter = V-BESSEL(?)
Median external diameter: 64.89 px
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
648 278 262 -12 83 -9
-----------------------------------------
sent
launch OB

07:38 - M31_S2B_5

073942 seeing: 1.3"
074521 " 1.5
075105 " 1.5"

07:56 - M31_H1B_6

075822 seeing 1.6
080402 " 1.6
080941 "

08:16 - M31_S2B_7 image analysis: 081723
Focus Offset = -0.80000001 Filter = V-BESSEL
Median external diameter: 66.35 px
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
913 539 647 -32 232 230
-----------------------------------------
sent
repeat

08:18 - image analysis: 081917
Focus Offset = -0.80000001 Filter = V-BESSEL
Median external diameter: 59.79 px
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
-275 -242 -77 -50 -6 -107
-----------------------------------------
sent
ok

08:21 - M31_S2B_7

082222 seeing: 1.5"
082808 seeing: 1.6"
083347 seeing: 1.6

seeing getting too poor for program, switch
to finishing AndXIV

08:41 - AndXIV_R3

image analysis: 084454
Focus Offset = -0.80000001 Filter = V-BESSEL
Median external diameter: 65.56 px
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
769 389 -64 67 265 127
-----------------------------------------
sent
play

08:48 - AndXIV_r3

084916 - image messed up. stars are long tracks cutting across the image,
the machine running MCSPU rebboted spontaneously.
This is a known problem and has been reported in the IssueTrak.
Stopped the OB. Wait until system is restarted.

09:25 - Repoint AndXIV and do an IA
Paused the OB for encoders issues then restarted
Actually the p ause did non affect the execution...
092956:
Focus Offset = -0.80000001 Filter = V-BESSEL
Median external diameter: 57.19 px
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
-746 -44 53 0 -245 -106
-----------------------------------------
sent
play

09:31 - Redo AndXIV_r3

093233 seeing 1.3"
093833 seeing 1.4"
094427 seeing 1.6"

9:51 -- redo AndXIV_r4 (but will skip r5)

095047 seeing 1.5"
095641 seeing 1.6"
100238 seeing 1.5"

10:08 - Vfastextra: 100916
Focus Offset = -0.80000001 Filter = V-BESSEL
Median external diameter: 65.72 px
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
798 69 -108 -101 -79 174
-----------------------------------------
sent
play

10:10 - AndXIV_r6

101200 seeing 1.3
101756 seeing 1.5
102357 seeing 1.7

10:29 - AndXIV_r7

103025 seeing 1.7
103556 seeing 1.5
104140 seeing 1.7

10:47 - Move to Sand V 1
Vfastextra: 105114

Focus Offset = -0.80000001 Filter = V-BESSEL(?)
Median external diameter: 64.60 px
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
596 545 377 -247 -206 -203
-----------------------------------------

10:52 Vfastextra: 105259

Focus Offset = -0.80000001 Filter = V-BESSEL(?)
Median external diameter: 64.62 px
WARNING: Z11 TOO LARGE
Truncating value to 1000
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
600 225 76 1278 229 1000
-----------------------------------------

bad pupil -- shift 5' redo

10:55 Vfastextra: 105621

Focus Offset = -0.80000001 Filter = V-BESSEL
Median external diameter: 60.11 px
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
-217 38 574 -191 6 -94
-----------------------------------------

redo after



TCS Send Wavefront program
-------------------------

[E] IIF::init: CSQ cannnot be found among subsystems that respond to 'trigger' message
[N] IIF::IIF(const char, const char) : IIF::init() failed; please consult earlier syslog messages for more details
Error on TCSInitialize()

10:58 Sand/UMaII V 1 -- closest to tolerating current seeing even
if lower priority and would like better seeing

105946: seeing 1.6"
110538: seeing 1.4"
111117: seeing 1.5"
111700: seeing 1.7"

11:23 Vfastextra 112352

Focus Offset = -0.80000001 Filter = V-BESSEL
Median external diameter: 56.48 px
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
-875 -495 -320 220 -195 -27
-----------------------------------------

11:25 Vfastextra 112551

Focus Offset = -0.80000001 Filter = V-BESSEL
Median external diameter: 61.63 px
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
56 35 -273 4 -27 78
-----------------------------------------

11:27 UMaII_1_B

112847: seeing 1.5
113439: seeing 1.4
114019: seeing 1.4

11:49 M81 Vfastextra 114834

Focus Offset = -0.80000001 Filter = V-BESSEL
Median external diameter: 59.96 px
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
-245 734 586 66 -170 -53
-----------------------------------------

11:50 M81 Vfastextra 115032

Focus Offset = -0.80000001 Filter = V-BESSEL
Median external diameter: 60.01 px
-----------------------------------------
Computed Aberrations (nm)
Defoc AstX AstY ComaX ComaY Sph
(Z4) (Z5) (Z6) (Z7) (Z8) (Z11)
-----------------------------------------
-235 452 -236 71 169 119
-----------------------------------------

applied

11:52 M81 V

115319 seeing 1.4
115459 seeing 1.5
115639 seeing 1.5
115819 seeing 1.5

again:

120123
120303
120442
120622

12:08 - SA98 4position pos. angle -45 deg, 6 filters

doesn't slew to the position, slewed by hand by TO, started at 12:19

12:26 - SA98 again

12:36 - SkyFlatVrot90_5 (exp.time = 15.0s)

123801 - 14000
123855 - 16500
123950 -
124044 -
124141 - 28000

12:42 - SkyFlatVrot270_5 (exp.time = 12.0)

124356 - 35000
124618 - 55000
paused to shorten exp.time to 8.0s
124721 - 47000
124808 - 56000
124856 - 65535 (saturated!)

12:50 - SkyFlatRrot270_5 (exp.time = 2.0s)

125016 -
125057 -
125138 -
125218 - 33000
125259 - 39000

12:53 - SkyFlatRrot90_5 (exp.time = 1.0s)

125526 - 36000
125606 - 41000
125646 - 49000
125726 - 60000
125806 - 65535 (saturated!)

12:58 - SkyFLatBrot180_5 (exp.time = 1.0s)

125935 - saturated !!!!!
aborted

13:01 - 5 bias

130237-130457

-- VincenzoTesta - 13 Oct 2007
Topic revision: r1 - 13 Oct 2007, VincenzoTesta
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