INAF queue observing, 2015 Nov 29-30

Observer: F. Cusano, A. Rossi
Telescope Operator: Steve Allanson
Support Astronomer: Dave Thompson (on call)
Instrument: LUCI/MODS/LBC

Summary

At the sunset the sky is clear. Wind at the limit (18m/s)
Bad seeing at the begining of the night up to 2.5", decreased
during the night (7UT) up to 1". Problem with the pointing of the telescope
solved in ~1h.

Night duration (12\xB0 el twilight) 18:20-6:00 ( 02:30-11:50 UT) = 11 h 40m

Observing time: 10 hrs 40 m* (81%)

Weather time loss: (0%)

technical time loss 1h (9%)

Data Summary

Project_RUN Objects Filter ExpTime Notes
Dark LUCI Ragazzoni, Guaita      
Rossi Too GRB151027A LUCI J, LBC r 40m parallel LUCI2+LBC-B
Cusano AndXXI, AndXIX, field B,V 30m AndXXI _ob AndXIX _ob 3 and 4, field_2
Dalessandro N188 B,V, I 1h completed
Guaita M0717 H2, Br_Gam 1h, 2h some images out of constraint for seeing

Details

UT date 20151129 22:38 Dark LUCI: luci2.20151130.0002-0022 Guaita Dark, luci2.20151130.0023-0033 Ragazzoni dark
luci2.20151130.0034-0054 Rossi dark

01:37 starting parallel observation with LUCI2 and LBC-B, Target of opportunity Rossi
  • imaging luci2.20151130.0055-0095==
  • dofpia
  • LBC-B lbcb.20151130.014618.fits jump in the image, not good; the other are fine

02:13 swith to MODS

02:22 slewing to standard feige110, we can not perform the observations of the standard because is facing the wind

02:27 problem with the pointing; telescope problem with the balancing

3:38 problem solved by Kevin, we slew to Saracco field
  • acqMODS2 mods.4.XLSms2.acq mods2r.20151130.0002-0006
  • seeing 2", out of the spec we give up

4:04 switch to LBC

4:18 slewing to Cusano program
  • dofpia
  • dimm seeing 1.7"
  • copointing

4:34 executing AndXXI _3.ob
  • dimm seeing 2.2"
  • measured seeing on the image 1.8"

4:44 executing AndXIX _3.ob * seeing 1.6 on the images

4:53 executing And_field_2.ob
  • dimm 1.6

5:13 excuting AndXXI _4.ob
  • dimm 1.4"

5:21 executing AndXIX _4.ob
  • dimm 1.5"
  • seeing 1.4" on the images

5:30 slewing to Dalessandro program
  • dofpia
  • copointing

5:43 executing N188_USNO_P5.ob

5:45 executing N188_BVI_1.ob
  • dimm 1.5"
  • seeing on the images 1.4"

5:54 executing N188_BVI_1b.ob

6:01 executing N188_BVI_2.ob
  • seeing 1.3" red channel, 1.5" blue channel measured on the images

6:11 executing N188_BVI_2b.ob

6:18 dofpia

6:24 executing N188_BVI_3.ob
  • dimm 1" ! also on the images
  • stars elongated in the blue, we run again dofpia

6:36 executing N188_BVI_3b.ob

6:42 running copointing again

6:47 executing N188_BVI_4.ob

6:56 executing N188_BVI_4b.ob

7:02 executing N188_BVI_5.ob

7:12 executing N188_BVI_5b.ob

7:20 switch to LUCI

7:48 imaging program of Guaita, Guaita Br_gam luci2.20151130.0115-0175
  • at the start seeing 1.4" (on the GCS)
  • seeing improving 1" at 8:01
  • seeing again not so good 1.4" at 8:20
  • seeing 1" at 8:38, the images look good
  • performing some test with LBC-B
  • seeing measured on the image 0.9" at 9:03

9:30 Guaita H2, luci2.20151130.0176-0235
  • seeing 0.8" measured on the images
  • 10:39* seeing 1 measured on the images
  • 11:13 seeing 0.9 on the images

11:20 Guaita Br_Gam, luci2.20151130.0236-0295
  • seeing 0.8" on the images

13:00 starting MODs calibration of Saracco * slitless flat red grating mods2r.20151130.0007-00011 * 5 arcsec flat stopped problem with the grabber of MODS2
Topic revision: r8 - 20 Dec 2017, RobertaCarini
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