INAF queue observing, 2018 July 03-04

Observer: F. Cusano
Telescope Operator: D. Gonzal-Huerta
Support Astronomer: B. Rothberg (on call)
Instrument: MODS

Summary

At the sunset there are some clouds and high cirrus, from satellite we see more clouds coming in, we decide to start with MODS

Night duration (12\xB0 el twilight) 4:10- 10:35 UT = 6 h 25m

Observing time: 2h 10min (36%)

Weather time loss: 3h 30m (54%)

technical time loss 40m *(10%)

Data Summary

Project_RUN Objects Instrument Configuration ExpTime /Time_tot Images Notes
Spiniello KIDS1453 MODS1 dual grating 0.38h/ 0.58h mods1r.20180704.0010-0011, mods1b.20180704.0002-0003 completed
Spiniello KIDS1421 MODS1 dual grating 0.58h/ 0.58h mods1r.20180704.0015-0017, mods1b.20180704.0004-0006 variable seeing 1.5-2.2" and clouds at the end
Antoniucci v2493cyg MODS1 dual grating 20min/20min mods1r.20180704.0021-0024, mods1b.20180704.0007-0010 variable seeing 1.2-1.6" , some clouds, completed
Antoniucci v1057 cyg MODS1 dual grating 15min/20min mods1r.20180704.0028-0030, mods1b.20180704.0011-0013 variable seeing 1.0-1.6" , clouds
Calibration slit flat MODS1 dual grating   slit 0.8"  
Calibration slit flat MODS1 dual grating   slit 1.2"  
Calibration arc MODS1 dual grating   slit 0.6"  

Details

3:03 the sky looks clear now, but more clouds are coming from the south

3:13 staring with Caccianiga, target GB6J130838 +045831 *3:13 seeing 1.1 on guider
  • 3:30 seeing 1.4" on guider
  • seeing very variable with pick up to 2.0"
  • seeing too bad to see the target in the acq, tried also with 120 s, se change target

3:35 slewing to Spiniello KIDS1453
  • dimm seeing 1.3"
  • acq mods1r.20180704.0006-0009
  • spec mods1r.20180704.0010-0011=, mods1b.20180704.0002-0003
  • seeing 1.1" on guider at 3:47
  • seeing 1" on guider at 4:09

4:16 slewing 1421
  • 4:21 seeing going up, now 2" on guider
  • 4:25 seeing variable between 1.6" and 2.2"
  • 4:25 dimm seeing 1.7"
  • acq mods1r.20180704.0012-0014
  • 4:27 spec mods1r.20180704.0015-0017, mods1b.20180704.0004-0006
  • 4:53 seeing 1.4"
  • 4:55 clouds coming in, guide star still good
  • 5:00 seeing 2
  • 5:04 seeing 1.5", clouds coming in, 3/4 of sky covered, guide star is loosing flux (0.2 mag)
  • 5:12 lost guide star
  • 5:14 the sky is totaly covered by clouds, we wait

5:58 the sky is less covered now, we try to move to Caccianiga 1634, no guide star found
  • 6:06 sending again the script
  • 6:07 dimm seeing 2.2"

6:15 slewing to Antoniucci v2493cyg
  • no fc found in mods directory, found at the end in luci
  • 6:21 almost lost guide star, thick clouds coming in
  • acq mods1r.20180704.0018-0020
  • spec mods1r.20180704.0021-0024, mods1b.20180704.0007-00010

6:58* conditions seem to improve we try to slew to caccianiga 1634
  • 7:02 no guide star found lost preset, too many clouds in that direction, going to Antoniucci

7:02 slewing to v1057cyg
  • dimm seeing 1.3, clouds cover almost all the sky
  • acq mods1r.20180704.0025-0027
  • spec mods1r.20180704.0028-0030, mods1b.20180704.0011-00013, check r30 and b13 lost guide star
  • 7:32 lost guide star

7:39 the to closes the dome for potential rain

8:30 the sky is clearing out, the to opens the dome

8:55 slewing to Telluric of rossi 47, target 071021
  • 8:55 dimm seeing 1
  • 8:56 mos error
  • 9:24 D. Thompson solved the problem
  • 9 25 no guide star found, the sky is again covered

*9:40 the to closes the dome

10:03 lets try again, the to opens the dome

10:16 slewing to telluric of Rossi 47
  • seeing 1" dimm
  • 10:21 filter error, barry is solving the problem

10:24 preset cancelled clouds again
Topic revision: r6 - 06 Jul 2018, FeliceCusano
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