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Lucas Macri, 12/01/2012 11:22 AM


Texas Collaboration Meeting Agendae

Science verification and the results of our studies will be a major element of the upcoming collaboration meeting at Texas A&M. We are scheduled to give two planary talks and have a number of parallel sessions (both SV and related topics).

Add special astrometry, photometry and SN survey sessions

Monday, Dec 10

SV related plenary sessions:
  • Focus and Alignment (10:30-10:40, Aaron)
  • Science Verification Report and Goals for this Meeting (10:40-11:10, Gary, Klaus)
  • DECam Operations (11:10-11:20, Tom)

Tuesday, Dec 11

SV related parallel sessions:

Wednesday, Dec 12

SV related parallel sessions:

Thursday, Dec 13

SV related parallel sessions:

Friday, Dec 14

SV related plenary sessions:
  • SV Achievements, Future Goals and Survey Readiness (9:00-9:20, Klaus, Gary)

Detailed Agendae for the SV Sessions

Tuesday, 9:30 - 10:30: DES Operations
Lead: Tom Diehl
Location: Mitchell Institute M108
Remote connection: ReadyTalk code 7155259#
Docdb: http://des-docdb.fnal.gov:8080/cgi-bin/DisplayMeeting?sessionid=1787

Topics include:
  • Shift Organization and Schedule
  • Run Manager - Role, Responsibilities, Schedule, 4 pm meetings
  • Review of daily procedures, responsibilities etc
  • Checklists for Experts, checklists for Observers
  • QA tasks
  • Interface to DES-DM (daily report, exposure table)
  • Call lists
  • Documentation (or lack thereof)
  • Report on obstac survey readiness

Tuesday, 11:00 - 12:00: SV1 (Telescope and Instrument)
Lead: Klaus Honscheid
Location: Mitchell Institute M108
Remote connection: ReadyTalk code 7155259#
Docdb: http://des-docdb.fnal.gov:8080/cgi-bin/DisplayMeeting?sessionid=1792

Topics include:
  • Guider
  • Report on telescope performance: tracking, pointing, slewing
  • Report on focal plane status (N30, Low signal non linearity)
  • RASICAM
  • SISPI
  • Seeing Measurements
  • Eyeball Squad Report

Tuesday, 14:00 - 15:00: SV2 (Data Analysis Status)
Lead: Gary Bernstein
Location: Mitchell Institute M108
Remote connection: ReadyTalk code 7155259#
Docdb: http://des-docdb.fnal.gov:8080/cgi-bin/DisplayMeeting?sessionid=1797

Status of data analyses for SV reqs & goals that don't have special sessions. Need for future observations. Topics include:
  • Optical alignment: donuts, BCAMs, AOS, PSF patterns, closing the hexapod loop.
  • Ghosts & Anomalies
  • Crosstalk
  • Star/galaxy separation

Wednesday, 9:30 - 10:30: Astrometry
Lead: Bob Armstrong
Location: Mitchell Institute M102
Remote connection: ReadyTalk code 1175641#
Docdb: http://des-docdb.fnal.gov:8080/cgi-bin/DisplayMeeting?sessionid=1808

Topics include:
  • DESDM performance, do we meet the requirements
  • Results from community observations
  • Results from SV data
  • Improvements

Wednesday, 11:00 - 12:00: SV3 (Extended SV & Standard tests)
Lead: Gary Bernstein
Location: Mitchell Institute M108
Remote connection: ReadyTalk code 7155259#
Docdb: http://des-docdb.fnal.gov:8080/cgi-bin/DisplayMeeting?sessionid=1814

Topics include:
  • Plans for SV in December/Jan
  • Results from eyeball tests and other lessons learned about quality control
  • What should be implemented into QR, IH for on-the-mountain QC
  • QC at NCSA and filling out the Survey Table.

Wednesday, 14:00 - 14:55: Photoz & SV
Lead: Francisco Castander
Location: Mitchell Institute M102
Remote connection: ReadyTalk code 1175641#
Docdb: http://des-docdb.fnal.gov:8080/cgi-bin/DisplayMeeting?sessionid=1818

Topics include:

Wednesday, 15:05 - 16:00: Photometry
Lead: Paul Martini
Location: Mitchell Institute M102
Remote connection: ReadyTalk code 1175641#
Docdb: http://des-docdb.fnal.gov:8080/cgi-bin/DisplayMeeting?sessionid=1822

Topics include:
  • Illumination Correction
  • Fringing
  • Nonlinearity

Thursday, 15:00 - 16:00: Object Classification and Detection

Paul will organize this session. Topics include:
  • Galaxy photometry in finalcut relative to requirements (e.g. are the uncertainties 10% at r, i ~ 24th mag AB?)
  • Depth of stellar/psf magnitudes, accuracy of color-color diagrams for stars
  • Review status of SV galaxy goals (G1-G11)