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h1. Nightly Observing Plan for MJD 56696 (starting evening of Feb 7, 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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|Alex Drlica-Wagner | Steve Kent |  Steve Kent | | |  
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| ext.  | ext.  | ext.  | | |
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h2. CTIO staff (Telescope Operators)
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| *Day Support* | *Night Assistant* |
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| Humberto Orrego | Hernan Tirado |
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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 56696, date 20140207, Site CTIO, UT-offset 3 hr
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Current local time 16:33 CLST     UT 19:33     SidTim 00:02
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Sunset     20:44 CLST  23:44 UT   SidTim   63 deg  
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Eve. -10   21:22 CLST  00:22 UT   SidTim   73 deg  Zeropoint; standards
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Eve. -14   21:42 CLST  00:42 UT   SidTim   78 deg  Begin obstac
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Eve. -18   22:04 CLST  01:04 UT   SidTim   83 deg  Last chance standards
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Midpoint   01:57 CLST  04:57 UT   SidTim  142 deg  
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Moonset    02:00 CLST  05:00 UT   SidTim  142 deg  
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Morn -18   05:51 CLST  08:51 UT   SidTim  200 deg  Begin astronomical twilight
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Morn Std   06:12 CLST  09:12 UT   SidTim  205 deg  End obstac; begin standards
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Morn -10   06:33 CLST  09:33 UT   SidTim  210 deg  
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Sunrise    07:10 CLST  10:10 UT   SidTim  220 deg  
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Moon position (deg): RA 63.0, Dec 18.9 Phase: 0.553
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h2. Weather Conditions 
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Clear, wind, haze
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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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# Dark frames (20 x 100)
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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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# Try to get ObsTac to schedule X3
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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 standard (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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Start of Night Standards - Wind screen down
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<pre>
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E4-A                  ra 09:23:44  dec -45:21:02  secz 1.7 **DES_std_E4-a_Yzirg.json**
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SDSSJ0200-0000        ra 02:00:00  dec +00:00:00  secz 1.5 **DES_std_SDSSJ0200_Yzirg.json**
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End of Night Standards - Wind screen down
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UT 04:45
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SDSSJ1227-0000        ra 12:27:00  dec +00:00:00  secz 1.8  **DES_std_SDSSJ1227_grizY.json**
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MaxVis                ra 06:30:00  dec -58:45:00  secz 1.3  **DES_std_maxvis_grizY.json**
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SDSSJ0933-0005        ra 09:33:00  dec -00:05:00  secz 1.2  **DES_std_SDSSJ0933_grizY.json**
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