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Nightly Observing Plan for MJD 57258 (starting evening of Aug 23, 2015)

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

Observers

  • Anna Schooneveld (observer 1, run manager)
  • Michael Baumer (observer 2)

CTIO Staff

  • Hernan Tirado - Obs. Support
  • Claudio Aguilera - operator
  • Staff calendar

Almanac

mjd 57258, date 20150823, Site CTIO, UT-offset 3 hr
Current local time 00:37 CLST     UT 03:37     SidTim 21:02
Sunset     19:30 CLST  22:30 UT   SidTim  238 deg  
Eve. -10   20:05 CLST  23:05 UT   SidTim  247 deg  Zeropoint; standards
Eve. -14   20:24 CLST  23:24 UT   SidTim  252 deg  Begin obstac
Eve. -18   20:42 CLST  23:42 UT   SidTim  257 deg  Last chance standards
Midpoint   01:45 CLST  04:45 UT   SidTim  332 deg  
Moonset    03:26 CLST  06:26 UT   SidTim  358 deg  
Morn -18   06:48 CLST  09:48 UT   SidTim   48 deg  Begin astronomical twilight
Morn Std   07:06 CLST  10:06 UT   SidTim   52 deg  End obstac; begin standards
Morn -10   07:26 CLST  10:26 UT   SidTim   58 deg  
Sunrise    08:01 CLST  11:01 UT   SidTim   66 deg  
Moon position (deg): RA 255.6, Dec -17.4 Phase: 0.561

Weather Conditions

Observing Plan and Goals for the Night

  • Handover from community team
  • midnight standards [grizY ordered scripts]
UT Date = '2015/08/24 04:45'     Local time = 01:45
SDSSJ0100-0000        ra 01:00:00  dec +00:00:00  secz 1.6
SDSSJ2140-0000        ra 21:40:00  dec +00:00:00  secz 1.2
  • Obstac until standards (clear) or 07:19 (cloudy)
  • morning standards (if clear) [grizY ordered scripts]
UT Date = '2015/08/24 10:06'     Local time = 07:06
SDSSJ0000-0000        ra 00:00:00  dec +00:00:00  secz 1.9
SDSSJ0100-0000        ra 01:00:00  dec +00:00:00  secz 1.5
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

  • No meeting

Other Notes

  • Are there data to declare bad?
    • Run apply_data_gui around midnight
  • When were the SN fields last observered?
    
    hex_name    seqtype    last_complete
    SN-C3    long_z    2015-08-19 06:46:27.472666+00:00
    SN-S1    short    2015-08-19 09:37:04.898586+00:00
    SN-X3    long_z    2015-08-21 06:48:39.713315+00:00
    SN-C3    long_g    2015-08-21 07:59:35.199632+00:00
    SN-C3    long_r    2015-08-21 08:52:36.501165+00:00
    SN-C1    short    2015-08-21 09:51:04.900456+00:00
    SN-S2    short    2015-08-22 07:01:07.974123+00:00
    SN-E1    short    2015-08-23 05:04:40.305877+00:00
    SN-E2    short    2015-08-23 05:23:55.289090+00:00
    SN-X1    short    2015-08-23 06:05:35.830077+00:00
    SN-X2    short    2015-08-23 06:25:02.489281+00:00
    SN-C3    long_i    2015-08-23 06:45:34.046910+00:00
    SN-C2    short    2015-08-23 07:24:25.402868+00:00
    SN-X3    long_g    2015-08-23 07:44:44.665076+00:00
    SN-X3    long_r    2015-08-23 07:57:53.560026+00:00
    SN-X3    long_i    2015-08-23 08:27:29.535256+00:00