We (the observers) take this space to bring attention of the world to the the awkward situation of large part of research personnel in INAF. We are now performing observations for INAF researchers with LBT, one of the biggest telescope in the world. But we are also valued for our scientific contribution, for results that we publish as first authors and for those in which we are involved.

However, we believe that like for many other INAF post-docs, our contract situation and our expectations do not reflect the great results that we, and INAF thanks to us, are obtaing. Like many other post-docs, we are paid on contracts renewed every year pending the availability of external funds.

Moreover, we are not entitled to officially say a word on institutional choice and in many aspects we are not considered as INAF employees, but like external collaborators. Indeed, we cannot even lead INAF projects and build a independent research.

Now, we believe INAF has given the power and instruments to start changing this situation.

INAF queue observing, 2018 Jan 20-21

Observer: R. Carini, A. Rossi
Telescope Operator: S. Allanson
Support Astronomer: B. Rothberg
Instrument: LBC

Summary

At the sunset the sky is cloudy, the temperature is at the dew point, humidity 100%
instruments: LBC works, LUCI1 only imaging, LUCI2 imaging and LS, AO works just for LUCI1 but the camera N30 has problems, MODS1 works, MODS2 only blue channel, we stay closed

Night duration (12\xB0 el twilight) 2:00am- 13:15pm UT = 11 h 15m

Observing time: 0 h (0%)

Weather time loss: 11 h 15m (100%)

technical time loss 0 h (0%)

Data Summary

Project_RUN Objects Instrument Filter ExpTime Notes
Calibrations Bias MODS1      
Calibrations slitless flats MODS1 blue, red, dual    
Calibrations arc MODS1 blue, red , dual    
Calibrations Grazian F,J MODS1 dual grating    
Calibrations Gilli masks 22, 31, 33, 36, 44 MODS1 dual grating    
Calibrations flats slit 0.8'',1.0'', 1,2'' MODS1 blue, red, dual   Antoniucci, Palazzi, Caccianiga, Grazian C, Mignoli
Calibrations flats standard MODS1 blue, red , dual    

INAF queue observing, 2018 Jan 21-22

Observer: R. Carini, A. Rossi
Telescope Operator: S. Allanson
Support Astronomer: B. Rothberg
Instrument: LUCI/MODS

Summary

At the sunset the sky is mostly clear, but the wind speed is too high, so we are closed. Instruments: LBC works, LUCI1 only imaging, LUCI2 imaging, LS and MOS, AO works just for LUCI1 but the camera N30 has problems, MODS1 and MODS2 work in both channels.

Night duration (12\xB0 el twilight) 2:00am- 13:15pm UT = 11 h 15m

Observing time: 3 h 50m (34.1%)

Weather time loss: 6 h 50m (60.7%)

technical time loss 35 m (5.2%)

Data Summary

Project_RUN Objects Instrument Filter ExpTime Notes
DARK Nisini LUCI2      
DARK Piconcelli LUCI2      
DARK Gilli/Mignoli LUCI2      
DARK Prandoni LUCI2      
Flats+ Arcs Gilli/Mignoli LUCI2      
Flats + Arcs Nisini LUCI2 H, K, J   mask1, mask2 (not completed), mask3, mask4, mask5 (Just H filter)
Rossi SNGRB171205A MODS1+MODS2 red (mods1) + blue (mods2) 1h 20m completed
std feige34 MODS1+MODS2 red+blue    
Prandoni USS1 MODS1+MODS2 red(mods1)+ blue (mods2) 1h last image taken during the twilight, blue images are not good
flats + arc Prandoni MODS2 and MODS1 red (mods1) + blue (mods2)    

INAF queue observing, 2018 Jan 22-23

Observer: R. Carini, A. Rossi
Telescope Operator: S. Allanson
Support Astronomer: B. Rothberg on call
Instrument: LBC

Summary

Night shared with LINC team.

Instruments: LBC works, LUCI1 only imaging, LUCI2 imaging, LS and MOS, AO works just for LUCI1 but the camera N30 has problems, MODS1 works in both channels, MODS2 works just in the blue channel.

Night duration (12\xB0 el twilight) 2:00am- 13:15pm UT = 11 h 15m

Night shared with LINC team. INAF time 7:00pm- 13:15pm UT = 6 h 15m , The LNC team finishes early, we start at 7:00 pm.

Observing time: 6 h (96%)

Weather time loss: 0 h (0%)

technical time loss 15 m (4%)

Data Summary

Project_RUN Objects Instrument Filter ExpTime Notes
Annibali R13 UGC 4459 LBC g,r 1200s x 3 in both g,r completed
Annibali R15 NGC2976 LBC g,r 1200s x 3 in both g,r completed
Palazzi_29 GW170817 LBC r,r 1h completed
Sky Flat   LBC r,r    
Bias   LBC    

INAF queue observing, 2018 Jan 23-24

Observer: R. Carini, A. Rossi Telescope Operator: G. Bechetti
Support Astronomer: B. Rothberg on call
Instrument: MODS1+MODS2

Summary

Night shared with LINC team.

Instruments: LBC works, LUCI1 only imaging, LS and AO, LUCI2 imaging, LS and MOS, MODS1 and MODS2 work in both channels

Night duration (12\xB0 el twilight) 2:00am- 13:00pm UT = 11 h 00m

Night shared with LINC team. INAF time 7:30pm- 13:00pm UT = 5 h 30m

Observing time: 5 h 30m (100%)

Weather time loss: * *h (%)

technical time loss * *h (0%)

Data Summary

Project_RUN Objects Instrument Filter ExpTime Notes
standard star feige34 MODS1+MODS2 red only,blue only, dual grating    
Antoniucci_8 iptf15afq MODS1+MODS2 blue filter g_sdss, red filter r_sdss 0.1 h ima red with MODS2 are not good but we consider the target completed
Palazzi_29 ATLASaeu MODS1+MODS2 blue grating with MODS2 and red grating with MODS1 50 m in red and 50 in blue seeing very variable
Caccianiga B GB6J164856 +460341 MODS1+ MODS2 red grating 4X 960 s in both MODS the first image has seeing very variable, completed
Caccianiga P GBJ171103+383016 MODS1+ MODS2 red grating 2X960 s last image taken during the twilight
Flat Ima Antoniucci MODS1+ MODS2 g in blue, r in red   MODS just in the red channel

INAF queue observing, 2018 Jan 24-25

Observer: R. Carini, A. Rossi
Telescope Operator: G. Bechetti
Support Astronomer: B. Rothberg on call
Instrument: LUCI1+LUCI2

Summary

Night shared with LINC team.

Instruments: LBC works, LUCI1 only imaging AO, LUCI2 imaging, LS and MOS, MODS1 ok both channels, and MODS2 blue only

Night duration (12\xB0 el twilight) 2:00am- 13:00pm UT = 11 h 15m

Night shared with LINC team. INAF time 2:00am- 7:30pm UT = 5 h 30m

Observing time: 5 h 15m (87.5%) we have finished 30 minutes later (at about 8), we will give back this time to LN team in the next days

Weather time loss: * *h (0%)

technical time loss 0.75 h (12.5%)

Data Summary

Project_RUN Objects Instrument Filter ExpTime Notes
darks darks LUCI2 -- mer,int 100 x 3, 5 exposures ok for Saracco science. for telluric still to be done
telluric Nisini field1 HIP16652 LUCI2 K, J ,H    
Nisini field 1 LUCI2 J K 450*8=1h H to be done. not all stars in the slits. 3 stars on top are out in all +2" offsets. Note that we corrected aligment manually
telluric Nisini for field 3 HIP17971 LUCI2 K, J,H    
Nisini field 3 LUCI2 K, J first 2 450*6=0.75h to be completed
telluric Piconcelli A4 HIP53735 LUCI2 HK   completed
Piconcelli A4 J1027+3543 LUCI2 HKspec 0.3h completed

INAF queue observing, 2018 Jan 25-26

Observer: R. Carini, A. Rossi
Telescope Operator: G. Bechetti
Support Astronomer: O. Kuhn
Instrument: LUCI

Summary

Night shared with LINC team.

At the midnight high wind (more than 22 m/s), in the sky there are some clouds. we stay closed.
instruments: LBC works, LUCI1 only imaging, LUCI2 imaging and LS, AO works just for LUCI1, MODS1 works, MODS2 only blue channel.

Night duration (12\xB0 el twilight) 2:00am- 13:15pm UT = 11 h 15m

Night shared with LINC team. INAF time 7:30pm- 13:15pm UT = 5 h 45m

Observing time: 1 h (17%)

Weather time loss: 4 h 45m (83%)

technical time loss 0 h (0%)

Data Summary

Project_RUN Objects Instrument Filter ExpTime Notes
Calibration Dark LUCI2     Saracco science and telluric
Calibration arcs and flats LUCI2 G200HK   ok for Saracco, Gilli, Mignoli, Piconcelli
Calibration arcs and flats LUCI2     Nisini Masks 5, 6, 2
Calibration flats ima MODS2 blue channel g,u   Antoniucci
Calibration Bias MODS2 blue channel      
Piconcelli A6 J1204+3309 LUCI2 KHspec 0.4h completed
telluric Piconcelli HIP55627 LUCI2 HKspec    

INAF queue observing, 2018 Jan 26-27

Observer: R. Carini, A. Rossi
Telescope Operator: G. Bechetti
Support Astronomer: O. Kuhn
Instrument: LUCI2

Summary

Night shared with LINC team.

At the midnight sky is mostly clear, seeing variable
instruments: LBC works, LUCI1 only imaging, LUCI2 imaging and LS, AO works just for LUCI1, MODS1 works, MODS2 only blue channel.

Night duration (12\xB0 el twilight) 2:00am- 13:15pm UT = 11 h 15m

Night shared with LINC team. INAF time 8:30pm- 13:15pm UT = 4 h 45m

Observing time: 4 h 45m (100%)

Weather time loss: 0 h (0%)

technical time loss 0 h (0%)

Data Summary

Project_RUN Objects Instrument Filter ExpTime Notes
Piconcelli A2 J0818+0958 LUCI2 HKspec 0.8 h completed
telluric A2 HIP43018 HKspec    
Piconcelli A7 J1210+1741 LUCI2 HKspec 0.3 h completed
telluric A3 HIP54608 LUCI2 HKspec    
Piconcelli A3 J1025+2454 LUCI2 HKspec 1.3 h+ 0.5 completed but to be checked due bad seeing

INAF queue observing, 2018 Jan 27-28

Observer: R. Carini, A. Rossi
Telescope Operator: G. Bechetti
Support Astronomer: O. Kuhn
Instrument: LUCI2

Summary

At the sunset the sky is clear instruments: LBC works, LUCI1 only imaging and AO, LUCI2 imaging and LS and MOS, MODS1 works, MODS2 only blue channel

Night duration (12\xB0 el twilight) 2:00am- 13:15pm UT = 11 h 15m

Observing time: 11 h 15m (100%)

Weather time loss: 0 h (0%)

technical time loss 0 h (0%)

Data Summary

Project_RUN Objects Instrument Filter ExpTime Notes
Nisini telluric field 3 HIP 17971 LUCI2 J,K,H    
Nisini Field3 LUCI2 J 15 m filter J done
Vanzella JDz11 LUCI1-AO Ks 30 m from image 0029 the data are not good, seeing out of spec
telluric J1 HIP30393 LUCI2 zjspec, HKspec    
Antoniucci J1 agll 192 LUCI2 Hkspec, zjspec 0.5 h spectra
telluric I1 HIP30393 LUCI2 zjpec, HKspec    
Antoniucci K2 Dr Tau LUCI2 HKspec, zjspec 0.4h +0.1 spec +ima completed
Antoniucci C4 Xz tau LUCI2 HKspec, zjspec 0.4h to be repeated
telluric K2 HIP34612 LUCI2 HKspec, zjspec    
Antoniucci K2, K3 IPTF15AFQ LUCI2 Hkspec, zjspec 0.3 miss 2 images in HKspec and ima
telluric Mignoli 45666 LUCI2 HKspec    
Mignoli B 401129 LUCI2 HKspec 2h  
telluric Mignoli HIP 54815 LUCI2 HKspec(lambda=1.93)    
telluric Piconcelli A5 LUCI2 LUCI2 HKspec (lambda=1.95)    
Piconcelli A5 J1110+1930 LUCI2 HKspec   COMPLETED
Arc+Flat Nisini Field3 LUCI2 H,J,K    
Dark Vanzella        
flat Vanzella   Ks    

INAF queue observing, 2018 Jan 28-29

Observer: R. Carini, A. Rossi
Telescope Operator: G. Bechetti
Support Astronomer: O. Kuhn
Instrument: LUCI2

Summary

At the sunset the sky is clear. During the night the seeing get worst. down time: 05:15-05.30 poor seeing for AO; 07:00-13:15 We have taken some date during the down time, who knows if they could be useful.

instruments: LBC works, LUCI1 only imaging and AO, LUCI2 imaging and LS and MOS, MODS1 works, MODS2 only blue channel

Night duration (12\xB0 el twilight) 2:00am- 13:15pm UT = 11 h 15m

Observing time: 2 h 55m (26%)

Weather time loss: 6 h 51m (61%)

technical time loss 1h 30m (13%) (1h AO problems, see AO log )

Data Summary

Project_RUN Objects Instrument Filter ExpTime Notes
darks Antoniucci LUCI2      
darks Vanzella LUCI1      
Vanzella JDz11 LUCI1-AO Ks 1 h  
telluric HIP17971 LUCI2 J, H    
Nisini field3 NGC1333 LUCI2 H 30 m  
telluric HIP34612 LUCI2 jzspec, HKspec    
Antoniucci IPTF15afq LUCI2 HKspec 13m spectra completed, miss ob ima
Antoniucci O3,O4 RW Aur LUCI2 Hspec, jzspec 0.4+0.1 to be repeated for bad seeing end flexure compensation off
Rossi sn-grb171205A LUCI2 1 h zjspec completed
telluric A3 HIP54608 LUCI2 HKspec    
Piconcelli A3 J1025+2454 LUCI2 Hkspec 28 m 7 spectra with bad seeing
flat and arc Antoniucci LUCI2 zjspec, HKspec, FeII ls + ima  

INAF queue observing, 2018 Jan 29-30

We (the observers) take this space to bring attention of the world to the the awkward situation of large part of research personnel in INAF. We are now performing observations for INAF researchers with LBT, one of the biggest telescope in the world. But we are also valued for our scientific contribution, for results that we publish as first authors and for those in which we are involved.

However, we believe that like for many other INAF post-docs, our contract situation and our expectations do not reflect the great results that we, and INAF thanks to us, are obtaing. Like many other post-docs, we are paid on contracts renewed every year pending the availability of external funds.

Moreover, we are not entitled to officially say a word on institutional choice and in many aspects we are not considered as INAF employees, but like external collaborators. Indeed, we cannot even lead INAF projects and build a independent research.

Now, we believe INAF has given the power and instruments to start changing this situation.

Observer: R. Carini, A. Rossi
Telescope Operator: G. Bechetti
Support Astronomer: B.
Instrument: LUCI2

Summary

At the sunset the sky is clear.

instruments: LBC works, LUCI1 only imaging and AO, LUCI2 imaging and LS and MOS, MODS1 works, MODS2 only blue channel

Night duration (12\xB0 el twilight) 2:00am- 7:30pm UT = 5 h 30m THIS IS A SHARED NIGHT

Observing time: 4 h 45m (86%)

Weather time loss: * *h m (%)

technical time loss 0.75h m (14%) ()

Project_RUN Objects Instrument Filter ExpTime Notes
Darks Antoniucci LUCI2      
Vanzella JDz11 LUCI1-AO Ks 2h 15m field A, 2m field B  

-- %USERSIG{RobertaCarini - 2018-01-24}%

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