INAF LBC+MODS+LUCI queue observing, 2012 October 23-24

Observer: M. Faccini, E. Sani, K. Boutsia
Telescope Operator: G. Bechetti
Support Astronomer: M. Edwars
Instrument: LUCI

Summary

Thick clouds at the beginning of the night till 07:30UT
We have to wait for target visibility, at 08:00 clouds again for another hour
Most of this night is lost to clouds. We only manages to observe one target at the end of the night.

Data Summary

Project_RUN Objects Filter ExpTime Notes
Hunt_8A GRB020127     keep trying to point to the target but we cannot guide because of clouds - impossible to observe
La Franca A3 NGC3079 zJspec, 200 H+K, 1hr problems with the position angle, flat+arc+Tell - COMPLETE

Details

00:22 We finish the dark calibrations
  • execuLUCIScript.sh DoDarks.txt luci.0006-0095

02:23 We start flats
  • Sozzetti execuLUCIScript.sh spec_cal_lamp_22new.text luci.0069-0168

8:20 sent preset execuLUCIScript.sh GRB020127acquisition_blind.s
  • guiding is impossible - too low target and thin clouds
  • tried again and again failed

8:43 tried again we found the star, but minimum visibility

8:53 sent new preset luci.20121024.0166.fits
  • dit=12.00 ndit=6

9:23 send preset again luci.20121024.0167.fits-luci.20121024.0168.fits

10:11 send new preset 0169.fits - 0171.fits
  • alignment 0172.fits - 0174.fits
  • target again invisible due to thin clouds

11:00 Hunt_8A aborted

11:02 slew to La Franca_A3
  • manual pointing

11:11 slew to telluric STD3 and execuLuciScript.sh OB_LaFranca_STD3_spe.txt 0175.fits - 0178.fits

11:25 execuLUCIScript.sh OB_LaFranca_STD3_spe.txt 0179.fits - 0180.fits

11:28 execuLUCIScript.sh OB_LaFranca_A3_acq.txt 0181.fits - 0193.fits

11:58 execuLUCIScript.sh OB_LaFranca_A3_spe.txt 0194.fits - 0201.fits

12:52 tried to obtain another telluric STD3 and execuLuciScript.sh OB_LaFranca_STD3_spe.txt 0202.fits - 0207.fits

1:35 We start calibrating
  • execuLUCIScript.sh OB_LaFranca_CAL_flat.txt luci.0208-0249
  • execuLUCIScript.sh OB_LaFranca_CAL_lamp.txt 0250-0261
  • execuLUCIScript.sh dark_nor.txt 0262-0279 dark files for La Franca NGC3079 luci.0262-0279

2:35 end of night

-- RobertoSpeziali - 24 Oct 2012
Topic revision: r6 - 28 Oct 2012, KonstantinaBoutsia
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