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Nightly Observing Plan for MJD 56696 (starting evening of Feb 7, 2014)


Observer 1 Observer 2 Run Manager Assistant Run Manager SISPI Expert on Call
Alex Drlica-Wagner Steve Kent Steve Kent
ext. ext. ext.

CTIO staff (Telescope Operators)

Day Support Night Assistant
Humberto Orrego Hernan Tirado

DECam Configuration and Setup

SISPI Configuration File DES.ini
Proposal ID 2012B-0001
Image Processing (Calibration) NCSA
Image Processing (First Cut) NCSA


Weather Conditions

Clear, wind, haze

Observing Plan and Goals for the Night

  1. Afternoon calibrations - script to use: prenight_calibration.json
  2. Dark frames (20 x 100)
  3. Zeropoint check - preceed with zeros script: flush_Vsub.json
  4. Start of night standards (scripts listed below)
  5. Try to get ObsTac to schedule X3
  6. Nightly out of focus image (right after last standard, no break) - script to use: defocus_nightly.json
  7. ObsTac
  8. Middle of night standard (scripts listed below)
  9. End of night calibrations - if good afternoon calibrations use postnight_calibration.json, otherwise use postnight_zeros_flats.json

Start of Night Standards - Wind screen down

E4-A                  ra 09:23:44  dec -45:21:02  secz 1.7 **DES_std_E4-a_Yzirg.json**
SDSSJ0200-0000        ra 02:00:00  dec +00:00:00  secz 1.5 **DES_std_SDSSJ0200_Yzirg.json**

End of Night Standards - Wind screen down
UT 04:45
SDSSJ1227-0000        ra 12:27:00  dec +00:00:00  secz 1.8  **DES_std_SDSSJ1227_grizY.json**
MaxVis                ra 06:30:00  dec -58:45:00  secz 1.3  **DES_std_maxvis_grizY.json**
SDSSJ0933-0005        ra 09:33:00  dec -00:05:00  secz 1.2  **DES_std_SDSSJ0933_grizY.json**