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Nightly Observing Plan for MJD 57397 (starting evening of 2016/01/09)

DES (2012B-0001)

Observers

  • Ana Isabel Salvador (Observer 1 / RM)
  • Vinu Vikraman (Observer 2)

Shift list

CTIO Staff

  • Hernan Tirado
  • Carlos Corco

Staff calendar

Almanac

mjd 57397, date 20160109, Site CTIO, UT-offset 3 hr
Current local time 19:46 CLST     UT 22:46     SidTim 01:18
Sunset     20:57 CLST  23:57 UT   SidTim   37 deg  
Eve. -10   21:37 CLST  00:37 UT   SidTim   47 deg  Zeropoint; standards
Eve. -14   21:59 CLST  00:59 UT   SidTim   53 deg  Begin obstac
Eve. -18   22:23 CLST  01:23 UT   SidTim   59 deg  Last chance standards
Midpoint   01:50 CLST  04:50 UT   SidTim  111 deg  
Morn -18   05:17 CLST  08:17 UT   SidTim  162 deg  Begin astronomical twilight
Morn Std   05:41 CLST  08:41 UT   SidTim  168 deg  End obstac; begin standards
Morn -10   06:03 CLST  09:03 UT   SidTim  174 deg  
Sunrise    06:44 CLST  09:44 UT   SidTim  184 deg  
Moon position (deg): RA 292.1, Dec -16.6 Phase: 0.013

Weather Conditions

  • Photometric.
  • Clear night

Observing Plan and Goals for the Night

  • evening standards (if clear) [Yzirg ordered scripts]
UT Date = '2016/01/10 00:37'     Local time = 21:37
SDSSJ0000-0000        ra 00:00:00  dec +00:00:00  secz 1.7
SDSSJ0100-0000        ra 01:00:00  dec +00:00:00  secz 1.4
SDSSJ0320-0000        ra 03:20:00  dec +00:00:00  secz 1.2

  • Obstac.
  • middle of the night standards (if clear) [grizY ordered scripts]
UT Date = '2016/01/10 04:30'     Local time = 01:30
SDSSJ1048-0000        ra 10:48:00  dec +00:00:00  secz 2.1
MaxVis                ra 06:30:00  dec -58:45:00  secz 1.1

Notes from the 4PM Meeting and Additional Comments.

Nothing

Notes from Observers

1. I think there may be problems in the inner radius of RASICAM. It always shows larger clouds in the center. If it is a reported issue please ignore that.
2. A minor point: Some discrepancies between RASICAM on web server (http://rasicam.ctio.noao.edu/RASICAMWebService/static/RASICAMwebService.html) and when using the command rasicam.sh in the terminal, especially, when plotting the position of the Blanco field of view. I checked whether it is the problem with the UT time, but it doesn't.
3. Another minor point: The quick reduce PSF tab has two right hand bars which show FWHM and Ellipticities using some filters. However, those color codes don't match with the original plots. E.g. u-filter is shown as 'green' but it should be 'blue'