UT 2011 September 24 LBC technical obs + some science

UT 20110924 (Partial) Observing log

D.Thompson (LBT), OKuhn, ARakich (Tucson), OSA=DGH
RPoggee, RStoll, SChung, DBerg from OSURC also present

Delaying opening until sky approx dark enough to run DOFPIA to maximize the initial temperature (of course this did not work, see below)

Prepared pointing OB: /home/LBTO/Calib_OBs/nearPolaris/nearPolaris.ob
There is a gif/pdf finding chart for the field here as well.

02:08 Open dome
02:15 nearPolaris.ob was at EL~32!
02:28 20h60d.ob (EL~62)

02:30 lbcrangebal 022507 022504
Sending the calculated optics offsets:
SX dX = 0.092 dY = 0.927 dRX = 19.897 dRY = -1.973
DX dX = -0.120 dY = -1.003 dRX = -21.529 dRY = 2.569
Old Delta New
------- ------- -------
CE -30.166 8.867 -21.299
CA -130.776 -2.139 -132.915

02:32 dofpia, /X2, /first

02:24 Very ratty pupils!
"S" out of dofpia
Cleared all active optics
SX: Glass=11.0 Amb=13.6 DX: Glass=11.3 Amb=13.6 Outside=12.1
MV turned on

02:38 20h60d.ob (dropped the corresponding red image!?
02:41 20h60d.ob (dropped the corresponding red image!?

02:54 lbcrangebal 25138 25132
Sending the calculated optics offsets:
SX dX = 0.166 dY = 0.850 dRX = 18.230 dRY = -3.559
DX dX = -0.196 dY = -0.930 dRX = -19.954 dRY = 4.204
Old Delta New
------- ------- -------
CE -21.299 -4.209 -25.508
CA -132.915 1.260 -131.655

Not sure what happened, the 20h60d OB was taking focus frames but in the
OBGUI it looked to me like it was set to take CCD2 data correctly. Changed
to IMGTYPE=Object and it worked.

2:55 dofpia, /first, BlueLimit=10, RedLimit=10
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Computed Aberrations (nm)              |   (arcsec)   | channel 
 Defoc   AstX   AstY   ComaX  ComaY   Sph        |  Est.   Est. |         
 (Z4)    (Z5)   (Z6)   (Z7)   (Z8)   (Z11)  (Z22)| seeing  WIQ  |         
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
  1288    101   -152    556    550    434    100   1.30   0.68     red
     Failed to compute aberration coefficients!                    blue

  -217    188    -68     54   -198    349    100   1.64   0.27     red
     Failed to compute aberration coefficients!                    blue
- (Asked DGH to add +1000 Z11 on SX between exposures)
   117    -58   -117   -345    330    319     93   1.53   0.31     red
     Failed to compute aberration coefficients!

"S" to exit DOFPIA
3:01 dofpia, /X2, /first, BlueLimit=10, RedLimit=10
SX: Glass=11.6 Amb=12.8 DX: Glass=11.7 Amb=12.8 Outside=11.6
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Computed Aberrations (nm)              |   (arcsec)   | channel 
 Defoc   AstX   AstY   ComaX  ComaY   Sph        |  Est.   Est. |         
 (Z4)    (Z5)   (Z6)   (Z7)   (Z8)   (Z11)  (Z22)| seeing  WIQ  |         
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
  -249    133    112    400     29      0      0   1.79   0.23     red
     Failed to compute aberration coefficients!

   654    -64    -86   -203     20    -97     15   1.50   0.29     red
-12558      0      0      0      0      0      0   0.00   4.95    blue

  -343    234     44    215     44    -87      8   1.56   0.21     red 
 16001      0      0      0      0      0      0   2.96   6.31    blue

   598    152     50   -180    145   -184     21   1.44   0.30     red
  4553  -1122   2216   3251  -2240   -719   -100   0.00   2.66    blue

    28     97    -17    179    -67   -110      6   1.51   0.14     red
-13753      0      0      0      0      0      0   3.38   5.42    blue

"S" to exit DOFPIA, clear all active optics from SX only like @ start of night
03:13 dofpia, /X2, BlueLimit=10, RedLimit=10 (EL=62.6)

03:15 Tracking error on red image, "S" to exit before any collimation is sent.
Error on PCS and MCSPU. We stopped tracking!
Calling DAshby - telescope is out of balance. Data taken earlier now in doubt.

03:32 20h60d_v3.ob
03:33 lbcrangebal 33334 33329
Sending the calculated optics offsets:
SX dX = -0.224 dY = 0.575 dRX = 12.330 dRY = 4.804
DX dX = 0.485 dY = 0.339 dRX = 7.281 dRY = -10.411
Old Delta New
------- ------- -------
CE -25.508 2.796 -22.711
CA -131.655 -4.775 -136.430

03:36 dofpia, /X2, BlueLimit=10, RedLimit=10 (EL=62.2)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Computed Aberrations (nm)              |   (arcsec)   | channel 
 Defoc   AstX   AstY   ComaX  ComaY   Sph        |  Est.   Est. |        
 (Z4)    (Z5)   (Z6)   (Z7)   (Z8)   (Z11)  (Z22)| seeing  WIQ  |          
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 -2298    -87     55     28   -226   -494    -68   0.58   0.97     red
   533    451    -13  -1952  -1434    170     45   1.15   1.12    blue

 -1024     27     63    -44    -50    123     -3   0.65   0.42     red 
 -1526    -65   -507    -73    511    272     94   1.38   0.69    blue

   232    -18    -56    -21     44    -68    -24   0.62   0.13     red 
   -76   -187   -278     72     14     45     55   1.63   0.14    blue

  -236    -55    -25     19     28     -7     -8   0.59   0.12     red
    69   -162   -171    -93     16    -70     32   1.59   0.12    blue

  -126     34     88     24    -88     15     -7   0.56   0.11     red 
   121   -130    -91    -15    -38    -95     10   1.49   0.12    blue

  -285      3     62     26    -10      8    -14   0.53   0.14     red 
    47    -86    -73     37     23    -97     -5   1.51   0.11    blue

    66    -37    -35    -45     29    -11    -18   0.56   0.09     red
  -125    -97    -86     36     -9    -23      1   1.54   0.10    blue

   -30     57     18     59     13      9    -11   0.63   0.09     red 
  -186     20   -166     26     57    108     22   1.56   0.14    blue

    31     45     59    -78     59     13     -6   0.67   0.09     red
   -90     95     94      5    -35    -32      0   1.51   0.10    blue

   -34     31    -26     91    -49    -78     -3   0.50   0.11     red
   214    129     17    -57    -18   -124     -8   1.35   0.15    blue

   -80     63    -11     49    -44    -30    -14   0.51   0.09     red
   -92   -107    -48     41     59     22     -7   1.40   0.10    blue

  -299    -47    -20      0     10     46      1   0.51   0.15     red
   -53    101    -63      1    -30    -29     -7   1.34   0.09    blue

   188     37     18    -23     36   -102    -12   0.57   0.13     red
  -397   -110    -57    -47     16    133     10   1.31   0.20    blue

  -345    -39      1     20     34     34     -4   0.54   0.16     red 
   289     29    155     47     30   -108    -26   1.32   0.16    blue

  -250     -3    -49      5    -92     60      2   0.55   0.14     red 
  -133   -163    -41     35     -7    -12      0   1.36   0.11    blue

    67     19    -25     19     74    -33      2   0.56   0.09     red 
  -105     40    118    -75    -17     13      2   1.34   0.10    blue

  -221    -46    109      6    -29     48      2   0.57   0.13     red
  -236     -4    -83     47     11     76      7   1.29   0.13    blue

    63    -32    -59    -23    -25    -48     -7   0.65   0.09     red
   122   -101    -27     62     84    -45    -10   1.34   0.11    blue

  -122     24     65     69     -1    -27      1   0.56   0.10     red
  -118    128     64    -26    -34     -3     -4   1.26   0.10    blue

04:09 SX: Glass=12.0 Amb=12.6 DX: Glass=12.1 Amb=12.6 Outside 11.6Wind 2.9m/s
Prior temps were read off incorrect GUI.

04:10 SX: Glass=12.09 Amb=12.24 DX: Glass=12.16 Amb=12.38
Outside 11.6 Wind 2.9m/s
  -195     -1     56     -4     64    -16     -9   0.52   0.12     red
   -49     98    -95    -41    -22    -55    -14   1.20   0.10    blue

   274     28    -11    -63    -20    -54    -12   0.54   0.14     red
    99    -24   -106     30     60    -23     -7   1.20   0.10    blue

   Several iterations not recorded while working on something else

  • DOFPIA's estimate of the seeing in blue is clearly high.
  • DOFPIA seems to be oscillating between small (~80pix) and large (~200pix)
    boxes marking the pupils, why is this?

04:15 Andrew arrives. "S" out of FPIA

04:24 Collimation models changed to new ones:
cp SXPMLBCCollimation.20110918.dat SXPMLBCCollimation.dat
cp DXPMLBCCollimation.20110918.dat DXPMLBCCollimation.dat
Clearing out all active optics, etc., on PSF

04:26 Global offsets applied by Andrew: SXZ-1.15 DXZ+0.42

4:30 dofpia, /X2, BlueLimit=10, RedLimit=10 (EL=62.2)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Computed Aberrations (nm)              |   (arcsec)   | channel 
 Defoc   AstX   AstY   ComaX  ComaY   Sph        |  Est.   Est. |        
 (Z4)    (Z5)   (Z6)   (Z7)   (Z8)   (Z11)  (Z22)| seeing  WIQ  |         
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 15675      0      0      0      0      0      0   0.71   6.18     red
 15610      0      0      0      0      0      0   0.67   6.15    blue

  -283    314     49    -47    238    605      3   0.51   0.43     red
  -338   -123   -276   -329   -367    619     13   0.62   0.48    blue

   -45    186     71    105    137    191     17   0.51   0.17     red
  -602     11   -248     42    -87    328     44   0.86   0.34    blue

  -183    113     42     46     70     77      5   0.48   0.13     red 
   100     -3   -119      1     18     19      8   0.84   0.10    blue

"S" to exit DOFPIA. Remove instrument offsets from PSF
NEW GO's from Andrew: SXZ=-0.397 DXZ=+1.168 and remove active optics

4:44 dofpia, /X2 (EL=58.4)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Computed Aberrations (nm)              |   (arcsec)   | channel 
 Defoc   AstX   AstY   ComaX  ComaY   Sph        |  Est.   Est. |        
 (Z4)    (Z5)   (Z6)   (Z7)   (Z8)   (Z11)  (Z22)| seeing  WIQ  |         
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
   -81     86     17    164    410   -139     -5   0.50   0.23     red
  -339    -22   -117   -217   -331    -12     16   0.98   0.24    blue

  -356    100    -19    -25     39    -80      0   0.51   0.17     red
   185    -17    -86     21     28    -50     -4   1.02   0.12    blue

   -17     18     37    -67    -75    -54     -5   0.48   0.10     red 
   227    -25   -108     28    -16    -83     -5   0.93   0.14    blue

04:50 ACT0321.ob EL~86.6
lbcrangebal 45232 45222
Sending the calculated optics offsets:
SX dX = 0.980 dY = 0.957 dRX = 20.534 dRY = -21.023
DX dX = -0.868 dY = -0.939 dRX = -20.140 dRY = 18.628
Old Delta New
------- ------- -------
CE -22.711 -2.807 -25.519
CA -136.430 14.784 -121.646

04:55 dofpia, /X2
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Computed Aberrations (nm)              |   (arcsec)   | channel 
 Defoc   AstX   AstY   ComaX  ComaY   Sph        |  Est.   Est. |        
 (Z4)    (Z5)   (Z6)   (Z7)   (Z8)   (Z11)  (Z22)| seeing  WIQ  |          
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 -5153    -15   -194    155    -70   -609    -71   0.39   2.07     red
 -4858   -336     72     10     46   -415    -14   0.72   1.94    blue

 -1139    -15    -47   -141   -475    -40      0   0.47   0.51     red 
  -603    -59     42     45     65    -65    -28   0.87   0.26    blue

  -480    -13    -55    182    -99    120      0   0.36   0.24     red 
  -462   -152    114    -87    103     -3     -7   0.73   0.21    blue

   -31     22    -49    -36     48     29      4   0.43   0.09     red
   -68    -47   -111     81     -9   -121    -14   0.69   0.12    blue

05:02 ACT0334 20:39 +38 EL~74
05:06 dofpia, /X2, /AskMe
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Computed Aberrations (nm)              |   (arcsec)   | channel 
 Defoc   AstX   AstY   ComaX  ComaY   Sph        |  Est.   Est. |        
 (Z4)    (Z5)   (Z6)   (Z7)   (Z8)   (Z11)  (Z22)| seeing  WIQ  |          
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
  2313      0     69     11    730   -285    -34   0.39   0.99     red
  5742     76     89     93   -413    -81    -25   0.64   2.27    blue

  2449      8     91    -13    636   -327    -25   0.39   1.03     red
  5817    146     80    -20   -364    -64    -27   0.58   2.30    blue

  2149      8     75     13    659   -309    -25   0.40   0.92     red
  5687    120    171    123   -249    -50    -37   0.58   2.25    blue

05:13 ACT0321.ob EL~86.2
05:15 dofpia, /X2
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Computed Aberrations (nm)              |   (arcsec)   | channel 
 Defoc   AstX   AstY   ComaX  ComaY   Sph        |  Est.   Est. |        
 (Z4)    (Z5)   (Z6)   (Z7)   (Z8)   (Z11)  (Z22)| seeing  WIQ  |          
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
   695     18     47     99    156   -602    -33   0.38   0.48     red
  2199    128     25    116     23   -497    -55   0.84   0.93    blue

  -725     64     22     20     97   -126      8   0.39   0.31     red
   351    109     11    -28   -108   -262      2   0.73   0.24    blue

   -44    -27     89    -73     32   -122     -1   0.38   0.12     red
    42     17    114     33     40    -47      0   0.69   0.10    blue

05:21 ACT0332 19:00 +37 EL~49.2
05:23 dofpia, /X2
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Computed Aberrations (nm)              |   (arcsec)   | channel 
 Defoc   AstX   AstY   ComaX  ComaY   Sph        |  Est.   Est. |        
 (Z4)    (Z5)   (Z6)   (Z7)   (Z8)   (Z11)  (Z22)| seeing  WIQ  |          
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
  7911      0      0      0      0      0      0   0.51   3.12     red
  4999    -80     30   -488     53    -65    -31   0.73   1.98    blue

   527     81     48   -405    416   -142    -21   0.42   0.36     red
  -134    -66     10     24      3     45      7   0.83   0.10    blue

  -351      8     80    -98   -117     67      3   0.45   0.18     red 
   -81    116     -2     -3     14     -1      1   0.82   0.09    blue

   132    -94    -10     -9    143    -16      0   0.50   0.12     red
  -312    113     91     11     71    -46      5   0.92   0.16    blue

05:35 Create an OB 22:30 +29 (EL~86.3, unwrapping AZ)
05:39 dofpia, /X2
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Computed Aberrations (nm)              |   (arcsec)   | channel 
 Defoc   AstX   AstY   ComaX  ComaY   Sph        |  Est.   Est. |        
 (Z4)    (Z5)   (Z6)   (Z7)   (Z8)   (Z11)  (Z22)| seeing  WIQ  |          
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 -7782      0      0      0      0      0      0   0.54   3.07     red
 -4900    -98    -12    311     85   -284      4   0.72   1.95    blue

 -1242    -52   -106   -105   -507   -170      1   0.40   0.56     red
  -245   -123    135    -39     48   -150    -10   0.78   0.17    blue

   124    -96      8    226    132   -174     -6   0.44   0.19     red
  -148    -72    -85    -59     23     31      7   0.71   0.11    blue

05:46 Create an OB 22:30 +02 (EL~59.3)
05:48 dofpia, /X2
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Computed Aberrations (nm)              |   (arcsec)   | channel 
 Defoc   AstX   AstY   ComaX  ComaY   Sph        |  Est.   Est. |        
 (Z4)    (Z5)   (Z6)   (Z7)   (Z8)   (Z11)  (Z22)| seeing  WIQ  |          
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
  5080    109    -23   -475    332   -160    -38   0.44   2.02     red
  6486      0      0      0      0      0      0   0.68   2.56    blue

   215    -12    -50    422   -120    -69     -3   0.41   0.23     red 
    36    123    -78    -28   -223   -148    -18   0.81   0.16    blue

  -211     50     19   -114     77      9     -2   0.38   0.13     red 
   318     81   -145   -103     14   -177    -11   0.72   0.20    blue

05:54 Create an OB 22:30 +29:30 (EL~85.4)
05:56 dofpia, /X2
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Computed Aberrations (nm)              |   (arcsec)   | channel 
 Defoc   AstX   AstY   ComaX  ComaY   Sph        |  Est.   Est. |        
 (Z4)    (Z5)   (Z6)   (Z7)   (Z8)   (Z11)  (Z22)| seeing  WIQ  |          
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 -5278     22    106    382   -205   -161      8   0.38   2.09     red
 -4494   -123     38    372    -83   -134     39   0.77   1.78    blue

   301    -85    -14    118    -33   -211      3   0.37   0.20     red 
   -64    -51    141    -78     29   -126    -10   0.76   0.13    blue

  -235     -4    -36   -135    -19    -51     10   0.44   0.14     red 
  -158    -19     98    132    -89     12      4   0.76   0.13    blue

06:02 Create an OB 22:30 -12:00 (EL~45.0)
06:04 dofpia, /X2
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Computed Aberrations (nm)              |   (arcsec)   | channel 
 Defoc   AstX   AstY   ComaX  ComaY   Sph        |  Est.   Est. |        
 (Z4)    (Z5)   (Z6)   (Z7)   (Z8)   (Z11)  (Z22)| seeing  WIQ  |          
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
  9272      0      0      0      0      0      0   0.57   3.65     red
  3079    168    -24   -738    341    -31    -24   0.78   1.27    blue

   234    106     37   -502     83    -71    -20   0.57   0.26     red
  -206    -20   -116    -97     -7     52     -8   0.87   0.13    blue

    17     38     62   -170     50    -32    -13   0.48   0.12     red
   438    126    -53    -59    -63   -122    -24   0.85   0.21    blue

06:09 Create an OB 22:30 30:00 (EL~81.7)
06:11 dofpia, /X2
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Computed Aberrations (nm)              |   (arcsec)   | channel 
 Defoc   AstX   AstY   ComaX  ComaY   Sph        |  Est.   Est. |        
 (Z4)    (Z5)   (Z6)   (Z7)   (Z8)   (Z11)  (Z22)| seeing  WIQ  |          
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 -7780      0      0      0      0      0      0   0.00   3.07     red
 -1394   -196    247    977   -227   -304    -27   0.64   0.75    blue

     6    -80    -89    907     38   -504    -52   0.37   0.52     red
  -624    -90     96     34    -99     24     16   0.70   0.27    blue

Interrupted with "S" to move to higher EL

06:18 Create an OB 23:20 30:00 (EL~87)
06:22 dofpia, /X2
-------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
          Computed Aberrations (nm)              |   (arcsec)   | channel 
 Defoc   AstX   AstY   ComaX  ComaY   Sph        |  Est.   Est. |        
 (Z4)    (Z5)   (Z6)   (Z7)   (Z8)   (Z11)  (Z22)| seeing  WIQ  |          
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 -1657     -7    103   -610   -451   -117     13   0.44   0.74     red
 -1837    119     39   -457    383   -143     18   0.73   0.78    blue

  -565   -104     -9     -7    100     27     22   0.55   0.24     red 
   -62    148     74     49     49    -35     12   0.72   0.10    blue

    13     23    -47    411    102    -36      8   0.44   0.21     red 
   214      0   -139   -107    -11    -86     14   0.79   0.14    blue

   -34     -1    -84    -62   -181   -106      8   0.48   0.14     red
   574    113    -25    248    -82    -71    -14   0.75   0.27    blue

06:32 Create an OB 23:20 -28:00 (EL~29.4)
06:34 dofpia, /X2
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Computed Aberrations (nm)              |   (arcsec)   | channel 
 Defoc   AstX   AstY   ComaX  ComaY   Sph        |  Est.   Est. |        
 (Z4)    (Z5)   (Z6)   (Z7)   (Z8)   (Z11)  (Z22)| seeing  WIQ  |          
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 14702      0      0      0      0      0      0   0.74   5.79     red
 -2761     -6   -182   -923     21    115     23   0.95   1.17    blue

  -848     76   -173   -661    386     -3    -27   0.66   0.49     red
  -326     38   -146   -256    109     17    -13   1.01   0.20    blue

  -390     97    -50   -406     49     29    -10   0.60   0.25     red 
  -200    144    -50    -95    -97    -32    -24   1.02   0.14    blue

  -292     69    -44    -43    -20      5     -2   0.57   0.14     red 
  -223   -107   -134     98     72     30      3   0.95   0.14    blue

    -1     49    -92    163     38      0      0   0.67   0.11     red 
   -38      8   -213     84    -37     52      0   1.34   0.11    blue

Current Global Offsets: SXZ = -0.397 DXZ = +1.168

06:45
Turning over to OSURC for some science
ARakich/OKuhn work on updating the current collimation.

Move back to previous collimation models (20110903 date), re-initialize
Corrected the 20110903 models for -1.0 in Global offset Z's

06:52 N6946_focus_CP
lbcrangebal 65310 65306 (way out of focus)
Corrected the 20110903 models for -1.0 in Global offset Z's

06:57 N6946_focus_CP
lbcrangebal 65734 65730
Sending the calculated optics offsets:
SX dX = 0.057 dY = 0.059 dRX = 1.257 dRY = -1.227
DX dX = 0.043 dY = 0.040 dRX = 0.863 dRY = -0.917
Old Delta New
------- ------- -------
CE -32.892 -0.947 -33.838
CA -138.017 -1.621 -139.637

06:59 dofpia, /X2

-- DavidThompson - 24 Sep 2011
Topic revision: r3 - 24 Sep 2011, DavidThompson
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