INAF queue observing, 2013 June 12-13

Observer: F. Cusano, M. Fumana
Telescope Operator: G. Becchetti
Support Astronomer: O. Kuhn
Instrument: MODS

Summary

At the sunset almost clear sky, in the west direct thin cirrus.

Data Summary

Project_RUN Objects Filter ExpTime Notes
Standard hz44 Blue grating    
Sommariva_31 1625-2648 Blue grating 4.5 h  

Details

Start using MODS

03:34 acqMODS hz44.acq
  • dx=-0.79 correction by hand

03:43 execMODS hz44.obs

03:56 acqMODS n1625.acq
  • preset fails (guiding didn't start in time)
  • send again
  • Fails again. Error message "guide is not active"
  • GCS Problem. Restart GCS and send preset again

04:04 acqMODS n1625.acq

04:16 execMODS n1625_3.obs
  • Seeing <1"

05:21 execMODS n1625_4.obs
  • Seeing <1" (~0.8")

06:25 execMODS n1625_5.obs
  • Seeing <1" (~0.8")

06:30 execMODS n1625_6.obs
  • Seeing <1" (~0.8")
  • Seeing ~1", some clouds pass through

06:35 execMODS n1625_7.obs
  • Clouds are coming
  • Exposure paused after 463 seconds, guidestar lost
  • Heavy clouds

09:50 Guide star is back. Sommariva is too low.
  • Stop sommariva 0017 last exposure only 463 seconds
  • Switch to Israel.

09:53 Pick a brighter guide star in cats191043.acq (R=13.52)
  • Clouds still remain. Guide star lost again

10:01 Try to send the preset again
  • Error during acquisition, when given offset. Guide star lost

10:43 No guiding star. Clouds still there
  • start with MODS calibrations

10:56 starting calibration, execMODS n1625.cal
  • Sommariva MOS flats 0018-0027
  • Sommariva MOS lamps 0028-0030
  • Sommariva MOS flats double exp time for QTH1 0031-0035

  • Standard flat (LS60x5x1.0) 0036
  • Standard lamp 0037-0039
  • Standard flat (LS60x5) 0040--0045 Abort saturated

  • No mask flat, 0046--0055
  • Bias, 0056-0065

12:38 ModsSleep
Topic revision: r6 - 15 Jun 2013, MarcoFumana
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