04 July 2014 UT Mini-queue night
Night delayed due to heavy, threatening clouds. Did not open for OSURC portion of night
Hoped to start with LBC on high-priority UVa program, but thick clouds delayed and then prevented opening. Turnover to Pathfinder around 12:30.
02:30 - Clouds are very thick. Opening is delayed.
03:30 - Thicker clouds settling in. Satellite is terrible.
04:30 - Still really cloudy!
05:30 - Ditto
07:00 - Giving up the OSURC queue for the night. Turning over to Geno and then Pathfinder at 12:30.
07:30 - raining
08:00 - no rain
08:40 - can see summer triangle
09:00 - clouds clearing up
09:45 - weather would allow to open the dome
09:45 - some technical issues with 208 drive cabinet - master power reset (?) pressed
09:45 - reset apparently caused technical problems with the computer of the Telescope Operator. Reboot required!
10:05 - setting up the operator workspace with remote assistance by Doug Fischer.
10:20 - apparently also other systems are affected. OBS1. TCS control GUI is all blue. Hexapods are red. Error message continuously displayed which cannot be interpreted by Geno nor by Doug.
10:25 - Geno is still trying to get the telescope operational
10:40 - Remote assistance by Michelle
11:05 - Michelle diagnosed the problem. Network failure. Not all systems were properly shut down. Michelle is manually shutting down each system.
11:06 - it is getting more and more cloudy.
11:36 - Telescope is still not operational. Giving up for tonight.