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Anthony Kremin, 08/29/2016 02:28 PM

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h1. 08282016
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h2. Nightly Observing Plan for MJD 57629 (starting evening of August 28, 2016)
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DES has the second half of the night.
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h3. Observers
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* Marc Manera (observer 1)
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* Anthony Kremin (observer 2/run manager)
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h3. CTIO Staff
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* Manuel Hernandez -  Obs. Support
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* Alberto Alvarez - operator
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* "Staff calendar":http://www.ctio.noao.edu/cgi-bin/Calcium38.pl?Op=ShowIt&CalendarName=4m_Observing_Schedule
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h3. Almanac
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<pre>
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mjd 57629, date 20160828, Site CTIO, UT-offset 3 hr
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Current local time 14:42 CLST     UT 17:42     SidTim 11:29
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Sunset     19:33 CLST  22:33 UT   SidTim  245 deg
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Eve. -10   20:08 CLST  23:08 UT   SidTim  254 deg Zeropoint; standards
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Eve. -14   20:26 CLST  23:26 UT   SidTim  258 deg  Begin obstac
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Eve. -18   20:45 CLST  23:45 UT   SidTim  263 deg  Last chance standards
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Midpoint   01:44 CLST  04:44 UT   SidTim  338 deg
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Moonrise   05:59 CLST  08:59 UT   SidTim   42 deg
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Morn -18   06:42 CLST  09:42 UT   SidTim   52 deg  Begin astronomical twilight
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Morn Std   06:59 CLST  09:59 UT   SidTim   57 deg  End obstac; begin standards
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Morn -10   07:19 CLST  10:19 UT   SidTim   62 deg
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Sunrise    07:54 CLST  10:54 UT   SidTim   70 deg
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Moon position (deg): RA 119.9, Dec 17.2 Phase: 0.231
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</pre>
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h3. Weather Conditions
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*  A few isolated clouds above, lots of low cumulus clouds over the mountains.
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* Forecast calls for clear skys.
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* "Detailed hourly forecast":http://www.yr.no/place/Chile/Coquimbo/Observatorio_Astron%C3%B3mico_Cerro_Tololo/hour_by_hour_detailed.html | "Satellite maps":http://139.229.115.231/web/world_sat.php
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h3. Observing Plan and Goals for the Night
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* First half night is community time.
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* DES handoff 01:44 CLT to 07:19 CLT. 
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* One middle of night standard [grizY ordered scripts]
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* Observe wide field and SN if conditions are suboptimal. No SN on deadman.
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* One high mass standard at start of half night.
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<pre>
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UT Date = '2016/08/29 04:44'     Local time = 01:44
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SDSSJ0200-0000        ra 02:00:00  dec +00:00:00  secz 1.9
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* obstac
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* morning standards: two normal (high and low airmass) + one calspec [grizY ordered scripts]
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<pre>
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UT Date = '2016/08/29 09:59'     Local time = 06:59
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GD71_CCD_52           ra 05:52:28  dec +15:58:17  secz 1.7<-- calspec std
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SDSSJ0100-0000        ra 01:00:00  dec +00:00:00  secz 1.6
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SDSSJ0320-0000        ra 03:20:00  dec +00:00:00  secz 1.2
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</pre>
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h3. When were the last SN fields observed?
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* C3i and C3z haven't been observed in 5 days. Obstac may select.
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h3. Useful links
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"Nightsum":http://des-ops.fnal.gov:8080/nightsum/ | "CTIO Night Report":http://www.ctio.noao.edu/noao/node/add/night-report | "DECam Logbook":http://system1.ctio.noao.edu:8080/ECL/decam/E/index
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"Tololo Environmental Web Page":http://139.229.115.231/web/tololo_frame.html | "Detailed hourly forecast":http://www.yr.no/place/Chile/Coquimbo/Observatorio_Astron%C3%B3mico_Cerro_Tololo/hour_by_hour_detailed.html | "Satellite maps":http://139.229.115.231/web/world_sat.php
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h3. Quote of the day
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None.
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h3. Other Notes