Nov 23 (UT)

Observers: Wen-fai Fong, Charles Kilpatrick, Mengtao Tang

PI programs: Fong, Smith, Stark.

00:00 UT -- Dome opened.

00:58 UT -- Internal TCS communication issues.

01:15 UT -- Pointing and collimation begins.

01:32 UT -- Slew to and acquire first target for PI Fong.

01:48 UT -- IMCSlock on red channel not working after three failed attempts so no science data is taken. Slew to standard star.

01:55 UT -- IMCSlock works at position/rotator angle of standard star. Standard star Feige 110, airmass 1.28, seeing 0.9".

02:18 UT -- Changed position angle to 87 degrees because IMCSlock failed again. Start GRB acquisition script.

02:25 UT -- IMCSlock worked. Started PI Fong program, shortened exposure time by half and changed desired position angle. 0.7" seeing.

02:50 UT -- Observer switch. Started observing first target for PI Smith.

03:14 UT -- Started integration on SN2014cw. Airmass 1.55, seeing 0.82".

03:37 UT -- Finished observing on first science target. Slewing to ASASSN-15rn.

03:50 UT -- Started observing on ASASSN-15rn. Airmass 1.268, seeing 0.64".

05:00 UT -- Finished observation on ASASSN-15rn. Slewing to UGC2773-OT.

05:11 UT -- Started observing on UGC2773-OT. Airmass 1.09, seeing 0.66".

06:41 UT -- Finished observation on UGC2773-OT. Slewing to M33-LBVptf

06:51 UT -- Started observing on M33-LBVptf. Airmass 1.12, seeing 0.57".

08:20 UT -- Some clouds overhead, seeing holding below 0.8". Finished observing on M33-LBVptf. Slewing to M33-VarC.

08:26 UT -- Acquiring on M33-VarC. Seeing suddenly jumped up above 1.2".

08:30 UT -- Tried observation on M33-VarC. The script caught an error with "Command 'PARTNER AZ' timed out after 30 seconds"

08:32 UT -- Re-tried observation and it succeeded. Observing on M33-VarC. Airmass 1.53, seeing 1.3".

09:12 UT -- Received error from MODS2 dashboard that dewar pressure exceeded 0.001 torr. Pressure went back to normal range within ~40 seconds.

09:30 UT -- Finished observation on M33-VarC. Slewed to standard star G191-B2B.

09:37 UT -- Started standards on G191-B2B. Airmass 1.10, seeing 0.68".

09:48 UT -- Finished standard on G191-B2B. Handing off to Mengtao.

09:53 UT -- start acquiring target COS07843. airmass 1.73, seeing 0.97"

10:00 UT -- aligning the offset star, airmass 1.68, seeing 0.98"

10:10 UT -- start observing COS07843, airmass 1.63, seeing 0.88"

10:33 UT -- lose guide star for clouds, airmass 1.5, seeing 0.97"

10:34 UT -- start second exposure of COS07843, airmass 1.45, seeing 0.95"

10:46 UT -- lose guiding, airmass 1.43, seeing 0.95"

10:50 UT -- guiding on, airmass 1.41, seeing 0.97"

10:57 UT -- start third exposure of COS07843, airmass 1.39, seeing 0.99"

11:19 UT -- acquiring COS21173, airmass 1.31, seeing 1.01"

11:25 UT -- alignment for COS21173, airmass 1.28, seeing 0.88"

11:34 UT -- start first exposure on COS21173, airmass 1.27 seeing 0.91"

11:58 UT -- second exposure on COS21173, airmass 1.22 seeing 1.04"

12:19 UT -- third exposure of COS21173, airmass 1.19, seeing 1.09"

12:46 UT -- acquire standard star HZ44, airmass 1.45, seeing 1.54"

12:50 UT -- alignment for HZ44

12:53 UT -- exposure for HZ44, airmass 1.42, seeing 1.3"

13:07 UT -- bias

-- %USERSIG{EiichiEgami - 2015-11-22}%

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Topic revision: r6 - 23 Nov 2015, EiichiEgami
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