INAF queue observing, 2018 Mar 18-19

Observer: R. Carini, A. Rossi
Telescope Operator: G. Bechetti
Support Astronomer: D. Thompson
Instrument: MODS1+MODS2

Summary

At the sunset sky is mostly cloudy
instruments: all instruments work well, but MODS2 could be problems in the red.

Night duration (12\xB0 el twilight) 2:20am- 12:35pm UT = 10 h 15m

Observing time: 09h 15m (90%)

Weather time loss: 1h (10%)

technical time loss 0 h (0%)

Data Summary

Project_RUN Objects Instrument Configuration Filter ExpTime ExpTime /Time_tot Images Notes
standard Feige34 MODS1+MODS2 spectra LS dualgrating     mods1r.0003-0005, mods1b.0001-0003, mods2r.0003-0005, mods2b.0001-0003 for Antoniucci
Antoniucci 8 DrTau MODS1+MODS2 spectra LS dualgrating 150x4x2 sec=1200 0.3/0.3 mods1r.0009-0012, mods1b.0004-0007, mods2r.0009-0012, mods2b.0004-0007 completed
Antoniucci 8 DrTau MODS1+MODS2 imaging g,r 30s,30s 0.1/0.1 mods1r.0013-0015, mods1b.0008-0010, mods2r.0013-0015, mods2b.0008-0010 mods2 have lower quadrant problem not writing, to be checked, otherwise completed
Antoniucci 8 agll354 MODS1+MODS2 spectra LS dualgrating 1200x2 0.5/0.5 mods1r.0019-0022, mods1b.0011-0014, mods2r.0019-0022, mods2b.0011-0014 blue data faint, please check, otherwise completed
Antoniucci 8 agll354 MODS1+MODS2 imaging g,r 45x3x2 s 0.1/0.1 mods1r.0023-0025, mods1b.0015-0017, mods2r.0023-0025, mods2b.0015-0017 completed
Antoniucci 8 rwaur MODS1+MODS2 spectra LS dual grating 50x4x2 s 0.3/0.3 mods1r.0029-0032, mods1b.0018-0021, mods2r.0029-0032, mods2b.0018-0021 completed
Palazzi 29 atlasaeu MODS1 +MODS2 spectra LS, binning1x2 dual grating 600x4x2 s 1.4/1.4 mods1r.0039-0042, mods1b.0022-0025, mods2r.0039-0042, mods2b.0022-0025 completed
standard Feige 34 MODS1+MODS2 spectra LS, binning 1x2 dual grating 120x3x2   mods1r.0048-0050, mods1b.0028-0030, mods2r.0048-0050, mods2b.0028-0030  
Prandoni USS1 MODS1 + MODS2 spectra LS red only (MODS1), blue only (MODS2) 40m (red), 40m(blue) 1.3/4 mods1r.0054-0055, mods2b.0034-0035  
standard feige 34 MODS1 +MODS2 spectra LS red only (MODS1), red only and blue only (MODS2)     mods1r.0058-0060, mods2r.0051-0053, mods2b0038-0040 for Prandoni and Caccianiga
Caccianiga N GB6J151736 +375332 MODS1 +MODS2 spectrs LS red only (MODS1+MODs2) 550x2+1100x2 1.8 /1.8 mods1r.0064-0065, mods2r.0058-0059; mods1r.0070-0071, mods2r.0064-0065 the second ones to be check, but seeing was good, so we consider target completed
Caccianiga P GB6J171103 +383016 MODS1 +MODS2 spectrs LS red only (MODS1+MODs2) 960x2 0.53 /1.6 mods1r.0076, mods2r.0069 other exposures taken in previous runs completed
Calibrations BIAS MODS1+MODS2   binning 1x2     mods1r.0077-0081,mods1b.0032-0035, mods2r.0070-0074, mods2b.0041-0045 Palazzi_29
  arc MODS1+MODS2   binning 1x2, slit 1.0 dual grating   mods1r.0082-0084,mods1b.0036-0038, mods2r.0075-0077, mods2b.0046-0048 Palazzi_29, mods1 and mods2 red to be repeated
  flat MODS1+MODs2   slit 1.0'', binning 1x2 dual grating   mods1r.0085-0090,mods1b.0039-0044, mods2r.0078-0083, mods2b.0049-0054 Palazzi_29, mods1 and mods2 red to be repeated
  flat MODS1+MODS2   slit 5.0'', binning 1x2 dual grating   mods1r.0091-0093,mods1b.0045-0050, modsr2.008,mods2b.0055-0063 standard Palazzi_29, to be repeated mods1b and mods2 r
  slitless flat MODs1+MODS2   binning 1x2 dual grating   mods1r.0094-0098,mods1b.0051-0060, modsr2.0085-,mods2b.0065-0074 Palazzi_29, mods2 and mods1r to be repeated
  Bias MODS1+ MODS2 binning 1x1       mods1r.0099-0103,mods1b.0062-0066, mods2r.0095-0114,mods2b.0073-0093 for all PI

Details

02:19 start with standard star feige34 dual grating
  • acqBinoMODS feige34.acq mods1r.20190319.0001-0002, mods2r.20190319.0001-0002
  • execBinoMODS feige34.obs mods1r.0003-0005, mods1b.0001-0003, mods2r.0003-0005, mods2b.0001-0003
  • 02:34, the sky is clearer, seeing about 1.5''

02:47 slew to Antoniucci's program, target drtau
  • acqBinoMODS drtau_ls.acq mods1r.20190319.0006-0008, mods2r.0006-0008
  • execBinoMODS drtau_ls.obs mods1r.0009-0012, mods1b.0004-0007, mods2r.0009-0012, mods2b.0004-0007
  • seeing 1.5 on guider at 3:03 UT but variable
  • seeing 1.3 on guider at 3:23 UT

03:28 target drtau imaging
  • execBinoMODS drtau.img mods1r.0013-0015, mods1b.0008-0010, mods2r.0013-0015, mods2b.0008-0010
  • lost guiding star seeing 1.5 on guider at 3:03 UT but variable
  • mods2r.0015 have lower image disappear, problem already known to affect mods2r

03:42 target agll354
  • acqBinoMODS agll354.acq mods1r.20190319.0016--0018, mods2r.0016--0018
  • 03:43 preset error in mods1 ,preset got only for mods2
  • 03:45 TiO checks pointing
  • 03:52 acquisition again
  • execBinoMODS agll354_ls.obs mods1r.0019-0022, mods1b.0011-0014, mods2r.0019-0022, mods2b.0011-0014 * mods1 IMCSlock issue. Target perhaps too faint in blue (clouds?)

* mods preset are veeery slow... takes minutes

04:43 target agll354imaging
  • execBinoMODS agll354.img mods1r.0023-0025, mods1b.0015-0017, mods2r.0023-0025, mods2b.0015-0017
  • mods2red problem lower quadrant

05:05 target rwaur
  • lost few minutes acq scripts is not correct
  • acqBinoMODS acq.txt mods1r.20190319.0026-0028, mods2r.0026-0028
  • execBinoMODS agll354_ls.obs mods1r.0029-0032, mods1b.0018-0021, mods2r.0029-0032, mods2b.0018-0021
  • seeing 1.5 and variable

05:27 slew to Palazzi's program, target atlasaue (binning 1x2)
  • acqBinoMODS mods1r.20190319.0033-0034, mods2r.0033-0034
  • 05:35 problem during the acquisition, offset is too large, so it has to be done in synchro for MODs1 and MODS2
  • 05:50 abort the acquisition and start it again
  • seeing 0.7''
  • acqBinoMODS mods1r.20190319.0035-0038, mods2r.0035-0038
  • we did modsAling -y 11, so the source is in the same point of the slit, after this the SA sent the synchro offset

06:14 execBinoMODS sci.txt mods1r.0039-0042, mods1b.0022-0025, mods2r.0039-0042, mods2b.0022-0025
  • seeing about 0.9''-1.00'', the sky is mostly clear

07:04 slew to the standard for Palazzi, feige 34 binning 1x2
  • acqBinoMODS mods1r.20190319.0043-0045, mods2r.0043-0045
  • execBinoMODS mods1r.0046-0047, mods1b.0026-0027, mods2r.0046-0047, mods2b.0026-0027
  • the spectra is saturate, we decreases the time exposure
  • execBinoMODS mods1r.0048-0050, mods1b.0028-0030, mods2r.0048-0050, mods2b.0028-0030

07:35 slew to Prandoni's program, target USS1
  • acqBinoMODS USS1_ls_newPiv_r.acq USS1_ls_newPiv_b.acq mods1r.0051-000053, mods2b.0031-0033

08:06 execBinoMODS USS1_ls_1red.obs USS1_ls_2blue.obs
  • mods1r.0054-0055, mods2b.0034-0035
  • seeing is about 0,7''

08:54 stadard feige 34 for Prandoni and Caccianiga
  • acqBinoMODS mods1r.0056-0057, mods2b.0036-0037
  • execBinoMODS mods1r.0058-0060, mods2r.0051-0053, mods2b0038-0040

09:23 seeing is good, about 0.8'', but in the sky there are thin clouds, we stay on MODS
  • slew to Caccaniga program, target N: GB6J151736 +375332
  • acqBinoMODS mods1r.0061-0063, mods2r.0054-0057
  • execBinoMODS mods1r.0064-0065, mods2r.0058-0059
  • 09:54 seeing about 1.0'', but clouds are coming
  • during the exposure of the second spectrum in the sky there are some clouds, so the spectra should be checked
  • 10:02 too many cloud on the sky, lost guide star, we stop the integration.

11:02 OPEN THE DOME AGAIN start acquisition again
  • cannot find guiding star, check pointing again
  • 11:09 send acq again
  • acqBinoMODS mods1r.0066-0069, mods2r.0060-0063
  • seeing 0.8 on guider
  • 11:24 start science
  • execBinoMODS mods1r.0070-0071, mods2r.0064-0065
  • seeing 0.9 on guider

12:07 slew to Caccianiga P GB6J171103 +383016
  • acqBinoMODS mods1r.0072-0075, mods2r.0066-0068
  • seeing 1.2 on guider
  • execBinoMODS mods1r.0076, mods2r.0069
  • seeing 0.6'' but there are some clouds

Calibrations

Palazzi program DO NOT USE! all these calibrations are saturated , at least in r and mods1 b
  • bias binning 1x2 mods1r.0077-0081,mods1b.0032-0035,, mods2r.0070-0074, mods2b.0041-0045
  • arc binning 1x2, dual grating mods1r.0082-0084,mods1b.0036-0038, mods2r.0075-0077, mods2.0046-0048
  • flat slit 1.0'', dual grating, binning 1x2 mods1r.0085-0090,mods1b.0039-0044, mods2r.0078-0083, mods2b.0049-0054
  • flat slit 5.0'', dual grating, binning 1x2 mods1r.0091-0093,mods1b.0045-0050, modsr2.008,mods2b.0055-0063 some flat taken with mods1 in blue are saturated, that ones taken with mods2 in red are not good
  • flat slitless, dual grating, binning 1x2 mods1r.0094-0098,mods1b.0051-0060, modsr2.0085-,mods2b.0065-00 mods2r.0093,0094 no good, the red flats in moDS1 are saturated

Bias per tutti gli altri mods1r.0099-0103,mods1b.0062-0066, mods2r.0095-0114,mods2b.0073-0093 THESE ARE OK

-- %USERSIG{RobertaCarini - 2018-03-19}%

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Topic revision: r12 - 24 Mar 2018, RobertaCarini
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