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Nightly Observing Plan for MJD 58429 (starting evening of Nov 6, 2018)

DES has the full night.

Observers

  • Yuanyuan Zhang (Run Manager)
  • Joe Derose (observer 1)
  • Matt Kirby (observer 2)

CTIO Staff

Almanac

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mjd 58429, date 20181106, Site CTIO, UT-offset 3 hr
Current local time 06:03 CLST     UT 09:03     SidTim 07:24
Event      Local-Time  Greenwich  Sidereal-Time
Sunset     20:17 CLST  23:17 UT   21:38  324 deg
Eve. -10   20:55 CLST  23:55 UT   22:16  334 deg  Zeropoint; standards
Eve. -14   21:15 CLST  00:15 UT   22:37  339 deg  Begin obstac
Eve. -18   21:37 CLST  00:37 UT   22:58  344 deg  Last chance standards
Midpoint   01:26 CLST  04:26 UT   02:48   42 deg
Morn -18   05:16 CLST  08:16 UT   06:37   99 deg  Begin astronomical twilight
Morn -14   05:37 CLST  08:37 UT   06:59  105 deg  End obstac; begin standards
Morn -10   05:58 CLST  08:58 UT   07:19  110 deg
Sunrise    06:36 CLST  09:36 UT   07:57  119 deg
Moon position (deg): RA 218.0, Dec -9.1 Phase: 0.040

Weather Conditions

Observing Plan and Goals for the Night

  • DES full night
  • Evening standards
    UT Date = '2018/11/06 23:55'     Local time = 20:55
    SDSSJ0200-0000        ra 02:00:00  dec +00:00:00  secz 2.1
    SDSSJ0100-0000        ra 01:00:00  dec +00:00:00  secz 1.5
    SDSSJ2140-0000        ra 21:40:00  dec +00:00:00  secz 1.2
    
  • Obstac as long as seeing is < 1.6 arcsec, reverberation, Photosweeps, narrowband, additional script if any.
  • Morning standards
    UT Date = '2018/11/07 08:37'     Local time = 05:37
    SDSSJ0320-0000        ra 03:20:00  dec +00:00:00  secz 2.0
    SDSSJ0958-0010        ra 09:58:00  dec -00:10:00  secz 1.6
    MaxVis                ra 06:30:00  dec -58:45:00  secz 1.1
    

Useful links

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

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