INAF queue observing, 2019 January 28-29

Observer: F. Cusano, A. Giunta
Telescope Operator: S. Allanson
Support Astronomer: O. Kuhn (on call)
Instrument:

Clouds all around the mountaing,but at the beginning of the night the sky is clear, we start with MODS. Clouds from 5:00, we stop observation at 6

Summary

Night duration (12 degree el twilight) 2:00- 13:10 UT = 11 h 10m

Observing time: 3h 50min (35%)

Weather time loss: 7h m (62%)

technical time loss h 20m *(3%)

Data Summary

Project_RUN Objects Instrument Configuration ExpTime /Time_tot Images Notes
Calibration Gilli MODS 1-2 dual grating     mask31
Moretti A6 MODS red grating 0.3h/1.6h   completed
Antoniucci Iras 02 MODS dual grating      
DeCarli field MODS red prism     offset4,5 some clouds during exposure of 5
Calibration dark, flat LUCI2       dark, flat for Pinna AO
Calibration slit flat MODS1-2 dual grating     for Rossi slit 1.2
Calibration   MODS1-2        
Calibration   LUCI1-2       see end of the page

Details

00:01 starting calibration with MODS, Glli mask 31, data up to have 00:15 problem do not use them
  • the problem is with the script changing it
  • 00:34 sending again the script of calibration mods1r.20190129.0002-11, mods1b.20190129.0004-12 , mods2r.20190129.000210-mods2b.20190129.0004-12 good

00:24 starting Dark for the program of Pinna imaging AO
  • dark for Ks and H2

1:32 starting with MODS, slewing to standard star G191
  • acq mods1r.20190129.00012-13 , mods2r.20190129.0011-12
  • 1:35 fwhm on guider 1"
  • sci mods1r.20190129.0014-16, mods1b.20190129.0013-15 , mods2r.20190129.0013-15, mods2b.20190129.0013-15 dual grating
  • 1:48 some thin cirrus and clouds, the flux of the guide star is variable
  • sci mods1r.20190129.0017-19 , mods2r.20190129.0016-18 red prism

2:08 slewing to Moretti A6
  • acq mods1r.20190129.0020-22 , mods2r.20190129.0019-21
  • 2:10 no guide stat on the left side, pointing check, 2:13 problem solved sending again acquisition
  • 2:20 clouds coming in guide star fainting by 0.5 mag
  • sci mods1r.20190129.0023, mods1b.20190129.0016 , mods2r.20190129.0022, mods2b.20190129.0016
  • 2:36 flux of guide star back to starting value, 2:39 star fainting again, passing clouds,2:46 guide star back to normal value

2:57 slewing to Antoniucci Iras02
  • acq mods1r.20190129.0024-26 , mods2r.20190129.0023-25
  • 2:59 still clouds, dimm seeing 1.1
  • sci mods1r.20190129.0027-30, mods1b.20190129.0016-19 , mods2r.20190129.0026-29, mods2b.20190129.0016-19
  • 3:17 dimm seeing 1.4
  • 3:27 dimm seeing 0.9 no clouds

3:32 slewing to the program of DeCarli
  • acq mods1r.20190129.0031-33 , mods2r.20190129.0030-32
  • 3:35 no guide star found on left side checking the pointing, 3:40 problem solved, sending again acquisition
  • 3:58 dimm seeing 0.8
  • 4:08 some clouds coming in, 4:16 no sky is ok
  • sci mods1r.20190129.0035-36 , mods2r.20190129.0034-35 starting from offset4
  • sci mods1r.20190129.0039-40 , mods2r.20190129.0038-39 offset5
  • 4:35 clouds, guide star dimming between 0.5-1 mag, 5:01 guide star stable 0.3 mag fainter
  • sci mods1r.20190129.0042- , mods2r.20190129.0041- offset6, 5:09 clouds more thick now, extinction of 2 mag on guide star, stop the script after first image too many clouds, also images are out sync (mods1 was at 15arcsec and mods2 at 18arcsec) for a comunication glych, so do not use these images mods1r42 and mods2r41 or be careful

5:40 slewing to Antoniucci 2massJ06
  • acq =mods1r.20190129.0043-= , ==mods2r.20190129.0042-
  • 5:49 guide star almost lost for clouds
  • 6:00 we stop observations for clouds

7:02 starting dark for Pinna program,
  • dit 0.17 subwindow 128x128 starting at 1046, 1197. = 16-20 ==
  • dit =0.17 subwindow 128x128 starting at 997, 1016 21-25

flat for Pinna program
  • starting flat H2 in subwindow 128x128 starting at 1046, 1197 ==

10:31 we try to open, there is an hole in the clouds, but still cirrus all around

10:50 slewing to Gilli L
  • 11:50 problem with the acquisition due to filter wheel
  • 11:07 problem fixed start acquisition
  • acq luci1.20190129.008-11 , luci1.20190129.0084-87
  • 11:17 seeing 0.6" on guider but some clouds coming in
  • sci luci1.20190129.0012- , luci1.20190129.0088-
  • 11:30 thin clouds during the observation
  • 11:41 guide star lost, observation abort, too many clouds

12:42 calibrations MODS
  • flat dual grating slit 1.2" for Rossi mods1r.20190129.0047-52; mods1b.20190129.0021-26 , mods2r.20190129.0046-51; mods2b.20190129.0021-26
  • red grating arcs slit 1" for Moretti mods1r.20190129.0053-55 , mods2r.20190129.0052-54
  • flat red grating slit 1" for Moretti mods1r.20190129.0056-61 , mods2r.20190129.0055-60
  • slitless flat red grating for Moretti mods1r.20190129.0062-66 , mods2r.20190129.0061-65
  • flat dual grating slit 0.8" for Antoniucci mods1r.20190129.0067-; mods1b.20190129.0027- , mods2r.20190129.0066-71; mods2b.20190129.0027-32

13:50 LUCI calibration
  • HKspec flats and arc slit 0.75" luci1.20190129.0018-33- luci2.20190129.0094-109
  • zJspec flats and arc slit 0.75" luci1.20190129.0034-47 luci2.20190129.0110-123
Topic revision: r14 - 27 Apr 2019, FeliceCusano
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