Data Quality Operations¶
Observer2's role is to man the astro-chair: whereas the sispi driver is more closely focused on plumbing, guiding, and telescope interactions,
the astro-chair is more closely focused on the data as astronomy data.
- making sure data quality monitoring tools are operating,
- monitoring data quality and reporting it in the ELog,
- filling out one or both of the Night Summaries,
- creating new Data Quality tools, and
- assisting Observer1 as needed.
Things close to observer2's heart:¶
- Is the telescope still there?
- be the one that goes upstairs during the dome flats to make sure the flat LEDs are on
- every day take a walk around the telescope: just after sunset is a good time
- Where has obtac taken data tonight, and what is the rate of good quality data?
- run the Navigation plot. ( Using GuiderPlots and Navigation )
- How goes the SN observations: what is the state of the deadman switch?
- look at last night's night summary plot of SN gaps. ( http://decam03.fnal.gov:8080/nightsum/ )
- How does the data taken tonight compare against survey data quality ideals: seeing, whisker length / ellipticity, background cnts/sec?
- watch the strip charts of Quick Reduce (This is the "Observing History button": QR Description)
- Are the calibration data ok?
- check one/filter of the flat fields visually for saturation of other weird effects, using kenttools prompt> load ( Introduction to kentools )
- Is the pointing ok?
- run kenttools center on images, prompt> center, ( Introduction to kentools )
- Is the seeing ok?
- run kenttools seeingall on images, ( Introduction to kentools )
- What is that beautiful object?
- run kenttools prompt> ned, ( Introduction to kentools )
- Keep it up all night long?
- kenttools prompt> inv; load; center; seeingall ( Introduction to kentools )
- Do the cognoscenti know what is going on?
- comment in the elog, ( ELog Instructions on doc-db )
- Does CTIO know what happened during the night?
- work the draft of the CTIO night report ( CTIO Night Report Instructions)
- Does the world of the DES know what happened during the night?
- work the draft of the night sum ( Night Summary Instructions )
- But there is that nagging issue I want to understand...