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Nightly Observing Plan for MJD 57254 (starting evening of Aug 19, 2015)

DES has the second half of the night. Switchover occurs at the midpoint of the night.

Observers

  • Ana Schooneveld (observer 1)
  • Michael Baumer (observer 2)
  • Jim Annis (run manager)

CTIO Staff

  • Hernan Tirado - Obs. Support
  • Alberto Alvarez - operator
  • Leonardo Paredes -float operator
  • Staff calendar

Almanac

mjd 57254, date 20150819, Site CTIO, UT-offset 3 hr
Current local time 14:17 CLST     UT 17:17     SidTim 10:25
Sunset     19:27 CLST  22:27 UT   SidTim  234 deg  
Eve. -10   20:03 CLST  23:03 UT   SidTim  243 deg  Zeropoint; standards
Eve. -14   20:22 CLST  23:22 UT   SidTim  248 deg  Begin obstac
Eve. -18   20:40 CLST  23:40 UT   SidTim  252 deg  Last chance standards
Moonset    23:51 CLST  02:51 UT   SidTim  300 deg  
Midpoint   01:46 CLST  04:46 UT   SidTim  329 deg  
Morn -18   06:52 CLST  09:52 UT   SidTim   45 deg  Begin astronomical twilight
Morn Std   07:10 CLST  10:10 UT   SidTim   50 deg  End obstac; begin standards
Morn -10   07:30 CLST  10:30 UT   SidTim   54 deg  
Sunrise    08:05 CLST  11:05 UT   SidTim   64 deg  
Moon position (deg): RA 205.9, Dec -8.0 Phase: 0.304

Weather Conditions

Observing Plan and Goals for the Night

  • Handover from community team
  • midnight standards [grizY ordered scripts]
UT Date = '2015/08/20 04:46'     Local time = 01:46
SDSSJ0100-0000        ra 01:00:00  dec +00:00:00  secz 1.7
SDSSJ0000-0000        ra 00:00:00  dec +00:00:00  secz 1.3
SDSSJ2140-0000        ra 21:40:00  dec +00:00:00  secz 1.2
  • Obstac
  • morning standards [grizY ordered scripts]
UT Date = '2015/08/20 10:10'     Local time = 07:10
SDSSJ0000-0000        ra 00:00:00  dec +00:00:00  secz 1.8
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
  • Things to keep in mind:
    • Watch for opportunity to do ptc scan. "Opportunity"= dome closed at night.
    • defocus_nightly.json is suppose to be run weekly- when are we running next?
      • According to Aaron, photometric conditions aren't important, but seeing should be below 1.2-1.3"

Useful links

Nightsum | CTIO Night Report | DECam Logbook
Tololo Environmental Web Page | Detailed hourly forecast | Satelite maps

Notes from the 4PM Meeting

  • SISPI GUI starts running 5 minutes behind starting at 10:20 or 10:22UT. Gui commands are instant, but GUI report is stalled.

Other Notes

  • Are there data to declare bad?

Yes, the apply_data_gui shows ~30 main survey observations to
declare bad- these are from nights earlier in the run. It seems
processing is catching up.

  • When were the SN last observered?
    
    hex_name    seqtype    last_complete
    SN-X3    long_z    2015-08-15 08:11:40.772673+00:00
    SN-C3    long_g    2015-08-15 09:39:51.049968+00:00
    SN-C3    long_r    2015-08-16 06:57:56.811583+00:00
    SN-C3    long_i    2015-08-16 07:21:10.912875+00:00
    SN-C1    short    2015-08-16 07:55:11.590322+00:00
    SN-E2    short    2015-08-18 05:10:02.444071+00:00
    SN-E1    short    2015-08-18 05:29:26.908197+00:00
    SN-X1    short    2015-08-18 06:24:41.071989+00:00
    SN-C2    short    2015-08-18 06:55:39.217558+00:00
    SN-S2    short    2015-08-18 07:16:08.005556+00:00
    SN-C3    long_z    2015-08-19 06:46:27.472666+00:00
    SN-X2    short    2015-08-19 07:54:29.503592+00:00
    SN-X3    long_g    2015-08-19 08:13:50.887950+00:00
    SN-X3    long_r    2015-08-19 08:26:53.264549+00:00
    SN-X3    long_i    2015-08-19 08:56:23.913999+00:00
    SN-S1    short    2015-08-19 09:37:04.898586+00:00