April 30, 2011 LUCI-1
Data in /data/luci/20110430 and /data/luci/20110501
Observers: Jill Bechtold, Olga Kuhn, Ian McGreer
, LInhua Jiang, Wiphu Rujo.
TO: Steven Allason
Tour group during the day, lots of lights and people in the dome.
Restarted LUCI instrument control. Can't move calibration unit -- java error. Olga is on the engineering gui, to fix it.
Arcs and flats
sdss1038.arcs.txt files 235-
jiang002_flat.txt files 243-254
some persistence. Running clear2.txt
Lots of haze. Fires in Mexico.
changed to 20110501
did a couple of darks to check that they are in newdata
Open dome 6:30pm
7pm. Start sky flats, waiting for sky to get dark.
Ks Flat Start at file 012
Some of these have a star -- will take a few more
H flat Start at file 45
J flat Start at file 63, 20 files
7:25pm. Off to pointing star near SDSS1038+48
7:29pm. Starting collimation, still too bright out.
7:40pm. Preset sdss1038.H.txt, but can't see guide star, too bright still
7:48pm. Preset sdss1038.H.txt
Starting with files 83.
Seeing 1.8" - 2.2" blech.
8:15pm. Seeing blowing up.
doing another set of H imaging.
more.H.txt starting with file 93
DIMM agrees with guider. The poor seeing is the atmosphere.
8:38pm Lost guide star, seeing 3-4" with one exposure to go.
Trying sdss1038.slit2.acq.txt to see if we can see the guide star
brighter guide star, so going to acquire
9:55pm started sdss1038.spec.txt
starting file 106. ending file 120
10:20 pm started Rujo scripts on GN25
Barely see g*
10:32 execute GN25 Sci. 3" seeing. Barely see guide*. May have active optic correction issue.
10:50 aborted GN25 and attempt GN26 instead
wierd scattered light
11:10 wind picking up. 15+ m/s
11:35pm. Giving up. Off to try sdss1420 J imaging
bright guide star, 2-3" seeing. Seeing at MMT is ~2" and at KPNO 4m too. IMACS is down.
start file 138-end file 147
12:22am sdss1420.spec.txt first file 153-167
1:45am off to telluric standard
1:55am. Start telluric files 171 -172
2am. Off to Wiphu's GN26 with wider slit at Halpha
first science image -- 177 2:15am
imaging for J1440+6101 (2-3'' seeing)
Darks at end of night