LUCI Observation Startup

  • Daytime remove cubes

Night Start

  • login wfs
    • login argos@wfsdx or argos@wfssx (pwd: mirror)
    • w_check
    • w_stop/w_start
    • wfseng -> WFS Arbitrator GUI, WFS HW GUI
      • check Power controller
      • go to Cube stage, Cube rotator, Bayside stages
  • Remove cube:
    • cube state: press away
      • DX: -60mm
      • SX: -53mm
    • cube rotator: move to
      • DX: 182deg
      • SX: 90deg
  • You can switch of power of the flowerpot to avoid EMC on others.
  • Remove FLAO board
    • Bayside stage move SX and DX:
      • X -> -74mm
      • Y -> -50mm
      • Z -> 34mm
  • You see a strange large patch on LUCI this might be condensation. At high humidity increase air flow.
  • Data can be found in: /newdata or /Repository on any obs machine.
  • login lbt with hwrFeb)*rg.

ARGOS Acquisition Needs

  • NGS guide star within FLAO field <17mag
  • Collimation star <15mag (sometimes even brighter <6mag, when everything is squeezed to random shapes by what ever reason {T, wrong offloads, etc.)

Acquisition Cases

  1. NGS star <15 mag in FLAO field

Sequence:
  1. Cleanup active optics M1/M2 (offloads secondary to primary might be enough)
  2. Preset ACTIVE
    1. Collimate telescope
  3. Preset ACE_TRACK
    1. Remove guide probe
    2. Acquire ARGOS LGS
    3. Acquire ARGOS NGS (parallel)
  1. NGS star 15-17mag in FLAO field

Sequence:
  1. Cleanup active optics M1/M2 (offloads secondary to primary might be enough)
  2. Preset ACTIVE point on a bright guide star close by for collimation
    1. Collimate telescope
  3. Preset ACE_TRACK on target with the NGS star
    1. Remove guide probe
    2. Acquire ARGOS LGS
    3. Acquire ARGOS NGS (parallel)
  1. [TBC] no NGS in FLAO field

Sequence:
  1. Cleanup active optics M1/M2
  2. Preset ACTIVE point on a bright guide star close by for collimation
    1. Collimate telescope
  3. Preset ACE_TRACK on target without guide star
    1. Remove guide probe
    2. Acquire ARGOS LGS

NOTE
Actually, the telescope is in a kind of tracking mode and will lose object with time. (Re-acquisition? LUCI non-destructive window read?)

How to Create LUCI Scripts for ARGOS

Some notes:

  • Blind filter in after each observation would be usefull
  • Seeing limited scriptor are able to have multiple presets i.e. for sky
    • create seeing limited with dithers and presets as wished
    • create argos pointing scripts
    • merge by hand
Scriptor can be found at http://scriptor.lbto.org/scriptor.py

  • Create ARGOS script (ACTIVE + ACE_TRACK) with scriptor using the scriptor provided guide starsand ao stars:
    1. Select:
      1. Create new script,
      2. LUCI1 or LUCI2,
      3. Imaging,
      4. ARGOS
    2. Press "Continue"
    3. Select "LBTB"
    4. Insert
      1. PI
      2. ID
      3. Name of output file
      4. RA/DEC
    5. Press "Find\Refresh Guide Stars"
    6. Select appropriate Guide Star
    7. Submit Reference Star
    8. Select filter "blind", "blind"
    9. Set NDIT 1
    10. Set offset 0,0
    11. Save Mode to "Normal"
    12. Press "Add Obs_item"
    13. Submit
From item 8 on one can do differently in respect to how one want to observer his target. Further Obs_item can be added.

  • Create collimation script (ACTIVE)only (i.e. no appropriate guide star in the field. Get coordinates of a nearby guide star from Aladin. Most cases there is one within 10' of the target coordinate.):
    1. Select:
      1. Create new script,
      2. LUCI1 or LUCI2,
      3. Imaging,
      4. ARGOS
    2. Select "LBTB"
    3. Insert
    4. Press "Continue"
      1. PI
      2. ID
      3. Name of output file
      4. RA/DEC
        1. Locate the star in Aladin.
        2. Draw a distance line 4 arcmin to the south.
        3. Copy the coordinates of that location at into the \x91target coordinate\x92 field of scriptor
    5. Press "Find\Refresh Guide Stars"
    6. Select appropriate Guide Star and select "NO-AO-STAR"
    7. Submit Reference Star
    8. Select filter "blind", "blind"
    9. Set NDIT 1
    10. Set offset 0,0
    11. Save Mode to "Normal"
    12. Press "Add Obs_item"
    13. Submit
  • Create acquisition script (ACE_TRACK)only with scriptor using the scriptor provided ao stars(separate collimation script needed!):
    1. Select:
      1. Create new script,
      2. LUCI1 or LUCI2,
      3. Imaging,
      4. ARGOS
    2. Press "Continue"
    3. Select "LBTB"
    4. Insert
      1. PI
      2. ID
      3. Name of output file
      4. RA/DEC
    5. Press "Find\Refresh Guide Stars"
    6. Select "NO-GUIDE-STAR" and select appropriate AO guide star.
    7. Submit Reference Star
    8. Select filter "blind", "blind"
    9. Set NDIT 1
    10. Set offset 0,0
    11. Save Mode to "Normal"
    12. Press "Add Obs_item"
    13. Submit
From item 8 on one can do differently in respect to how one want to observer his target. Further Obs_item can be added.

Summary

For ACTIVE following must be:
  • <guideStarsAuto>true</guideStarsAuto>
  • <useActiveOptic>true</useActiveOptic>
  • <useAdaptiveOptic>false</useAdaptiveOptic>
  • No AO guide star defined.
For ACE_TRACK following must be set:
  • <guideStarsAuto>false</guideStarsAuto>
  • <useActiveOptic>false</useActiveOptic>
  • <useAdaptiveOptic>true</useAdaptiveOptic>
  • Only AO guide star defined.

How to Create a Binocular Script

In each <observationItem idItem> the <mirror>, the <instrument> and the <detector> has to be duplicated and must exist for each side. The side is defined by <usageType>. 1 for LUCI1 one and 2 for LUCI2.

<mirrors>
<mirror usageType="1">
...
<mirror usageType="2">
<mirrors>

<instruments>
<instrument usageType="1">
...
<instrument usageType="2">

<detectors>
<detector usageType="1">
...
<detector usageType="2">
  • The right and left side is executed asynchronously.
  • With the next mount command it will be synchronized again.
  • Another way to synchronize is the use of <synchronizeInstruments>true</synchronizeInstruments>
  • Offsets under <mirror> will take longer than offsets under <mount> and they have restrictions in size (<10" recommended).

Needed in Preparation Tool for Acquisition

  • [TBD]possibility to select guide star for collimation within a field of [TBD] degree of final target and set it to the center redefining the target coordinate to the collimation star coordinate.
  • [TBD] possibility to create the 2 presets for one script -> also the possibility to execute this in LUCI scheduler
  • [TBD] It would be nice to have a more interactive tool to select the guide stars. Difficult to imaging if a small offset or a rotation could help to make it work.

Needed in Preparation Tool for Dithering, Sky flats, and twilight flats

  • Define the DATATYPE of the observation and define Tracking only.
a) optionally choose a second telluric before/after obs additionally
b) optionally switch the telluric observation completely off
c) offer the possibillity to move the telluic observation completely to a second script, independent from science obs.

LUCI script

<!-- This script was created by the Scriptor at 2014-11-26 01:13:08, ID:3.0-976580.0 <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>-->
<!--This script is a Imaging-script using the LBT in Single mode with LUCI2-->
<observationProgram>
<label>Imaging-script by Rabien\Busoni\Gaessler with LUCI2</label>

<partner>LBTB</partner>
<pi>Rabien\Busoni\Gaessler</pi>
<propID>NOTSPECIFIED</propID>
<observationBlocks>
<observationBlock idBlock="1">
<observationItems>
<observationItem idItem="1">
<itemType>REGULAR</itemType>
<useBinocularMode>false</useBinocularMode>
<synchronizeInstruments>true</synchronizeInstruments>

<telescope>
<mount objectName="W3" ra="36.4" dec="+62.0844444444" epoch="2000.0" />
<mirrors>
<mirror usageType="2">
<rotationAngle angleType="POSITION_ANGLE">0</rotationAngle>
<offset offsetType="0" absoluteOffset="false" equatorialCoordinate="false">
<coord>0.0</coord>
<coord>0.0</coord>
</offset>
<guideStarsAuto>false</guideStarsAuto>
<guideStars>
<guideStar objectName="N1521-0080380_R14.26_d3.9" ra="36.3655833" dec="62.1473447722" epoch="2000.0" />
</guideStars>
<useActiveOptic>true</useActiveOptic>
<useAdaptiveOptic>false</useAdaptiveOptic>
<aoStars>
<aoStar objectName="N1521-0080380_R14.26_d3.9" ra="36.3655833" dec="62.1473447722" epoch="2000.0" />
</mirror>
</mirrors>
</telescope>
<instruments>
<instrument usageType="2">
<lamps>
<lamp>false</lamp>
<lamp>false</lamp>
<lamp>false</lamp>
<lamp>false</lamp>
<lamp>false</lamp>
<lamp>false</lamp>
</lamps>
<lampsTime></lampsTime>
<calibrationModeStatus>0</calibrationModeStatus>
<cameraWheelPosition>1</cameraWheelPosition>
<filters>
<filter>2</filter>
<filter>2</filter>
</filters>
<gratingPosition>1</gratingPosition>
<centralWavelength></centralWavelength>
<maskID></maskID>
<maskNumber></maskNumber>
<maskPosition>2</maskPosition>
<pupilViewerState>0</pupilViewerState>
<flexureCompState>true</flexureCompState>
</instrument>
</instruments>
<detectors>
<detector usageType="2">
<dit>20</dit>
<ndit>1</ndit>
<numberOfReads>2</numberOfReads>
<nexp>10</nexp>
<roeMode>LIR</roeMode>
<saveMode>NORMAL</saveMode>
<frameType>SCIENCE</frameType>
<filenameMask></filenameMask>
</detector>
</detectors>

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