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Kathy Romer, 01/20/2014 03:58 PM

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h1. 01202014 - Nightly Observing Plan for MJD 56678 (starting evening of Jan 20, 2014)
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h2. Observers
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| *Observer 1* | *Observer 2* |*Run Manager* | *Assistant Run Manager* | *SISPI Expert on Call*| 
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| Claudio Bruderer | Peter Nugent |  Claudio Bruderer| | |  
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| ext. 521 | ext. 515 | ext. 521 | | |
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h2. CTIO staff (Telescope Operators)
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| *Day Support* | *Night Assistant* |
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| Umberto | Alberto |
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h2. DECam Configuration and Setup
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|SISPI Configuration File|  *DES.ini*|
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|DECam constants |*DECAM:CURRENT*|
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|Proposal ID| *2012B-0001*|
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|Image Processing (Calibration)| *NCSA*|
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|Image Processing (First Cut)|*NCSA*|
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h2. Almanac
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<pre>
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mjd 56678, date 20140120, Site CTIO, UT-offset 3 hr
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Current local time 12:04 CLST     UT 15:04     SidTim 18:22
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Sunset     20:55 CLST  23:55 UT   SidTim   48 deg  
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Eve. -10   21:34 CLST  00:34 UT   SidTim   58 deg  Zeropoint; standards
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Eve. -14   21:56 CLST  00:56 UT   SidTim   64 deg  Begin obstac
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Eve. -18   22:18 CLST  01:18 UT   SidTim   69 deg  Last chance standards
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Moonrise   23:16 CLST  02:16 UT   SidTim   83 deg  
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Midpoint   01:54 CLST  04:54 UT   SidTim  123 deg  
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Morn -18   05:30 CLST  08:30 UT   SidTim  177 deg  Begin astronomical twilight
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Morn Std   05:53 CLST  08:53 UT   SidTim  183 deg  End obstac; begin standards
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Morn -10   06:15 CLST  09:15 UT   SidTim  188 deg  
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Sunrise    06:54 CLST  09:54 UT   SidTim  198 deg  
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Moon position (deg): RA 175.8, Dec -0.7 Phase: 0.720
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</pre>
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h2. Weather Conditions 
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Sky is a bit hazy, no clouds can be seen though.
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http://www.meteochile.gob.cl/cna/irsat_alta.png
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h2. Observing Plan and Goals for the Night
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# Afternoon calibrations - **script to use: prenight_calibration.json**
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# Zeropoint check - **preceed with zeros script: flush_Vsub.json**
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# Start of night standards (scripts listed below)
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# Nightly out of focus image (right after last standard, no break) - **script to use: defocus_nightly.json**
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# ObsTac
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# Middle of night standards (scripts listed below)
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# End of night calibrations - if good afternoon calibrations use **postnight_calibration.json**, otherwise use **postnight_zeros_flats.json**
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# Will fill in below after midday
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Start of Night Standards **MANUAL SLEW TO THESE FIELDS** Wind screen down
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UT Date = '2014/01/21 00:40'     Local time = 21:40
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E9-A                           ra 22:45:37  dec -44:22:47  secz 2.1 **DES_std_e9a_Yzirg.json**
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SDSSJ0100-0000        ra 01:00:00  dec +00:00:00  secz 1.6 **DES_std_SDSSJ0100_Yzirg.json**
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SDSSJ0320-0000        ra 03:20:00  dec +00:00:00  secz 1.2 **DES_std_SDSSJ0320_Yzirg.json**
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End of Night Standards **MANUAL SLEW TO THESE FIELDS** Wind screen down
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UT Date = '2014/01/21 04:45'     Local time = 01:45
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C26202/HST              ra 03:32:30  dec -27:46:05  secz 1.9 **DES_std_c26202_grizY.json**