INAF queue observing, 2013 May 8-9

Observer: F. Cusano, R. Speziali
Telescope Operator: S. Allanson
Support Astronomer: O. Kuhn
Instrument: LBC - MODS


At the sunset thick clouds on the horizon. The number of clouds increased (02:28 UT) 60% of the sky is covered.
At 03:20 dome closed for clouds. We opened again at 04:50 and we tried to observe with MODS but the sky
was soon covered again by clouds.

Data Summary

Project_RUN Objects Filter ExpTime Notes


02:00 The TO opens the dome

02:19 starting test skyflat g-r, stopped still bright

02:43 Launched skyflat_gr_pa0 with factor x1.5 too dark, try with x4, x8

03:05 Slewing to Grazian_30A

03:08 clouds

03:11 dofpia, /first, /X2; no stars too many clouds

03:20 The TO closes the dome for clouds

04:46 Switch to MODS

04:50 The TO opens the dome

05:13 Slowing to standard star feige 66

05:20 acqMODS feige66.acq (seeing 0.90 arcsec)

05:31 execMODS feige66.obs

05:45 slew to Sommariva_31, acqMODS n1625.acq (clouds, lost the guide star)

06:03 run again acqMODS n1625.acq (clouds and problem with modsAlign)

06:28 dome closed for clouds

-- FeliceCusano - 09 May 2013
Topic revision: r6 - 12 May 2013, RobertoSpeziali
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