Nightly Observing Plan for MJD 56605 (starting evening of Nov 08, 2013)¶
|Observer 1||Observer 2||Run Manager||SISPI Expert on Call|
|Yuanyuan Zhang||Liz Buckley-Geer||Marisa March|
CTIO staff (Telescope Operators)¶
|Day Support||Night Assistant|
|Alberto Alvarez||Leonardo Paredes|
DECam Configuration and Setup¶
|SISPI Configuration File||DES.ini|
|Image Processing (Calibration)||NCSA|
|Image Processing (First Cut)||NCSA|
mjd 56605, date 20131108, Site CTIO, UT-offset 3 hr
Current local time 14:56 CLST UT 17:56 SidTim 16:26
Sunset 20:19 CLST 23:19 UT SidTim 327 deg
Eve. -10 20:57 CLST 23:57 UT SidTim 337 deg Zeropoint; standards
Eve. -14 21:18 CLST 00:18 UT SidTim 342 deg Begin obstac
Eve. -18 21:39 CLST 00:39 UT SidTim 347 deg Last chance standards
Moonset 01:18 CLST 04:18 UT SidTim 42 deg
Midpoint 01:27 CLST 04:27 UT SidTim 44 deg
Morn -18 05:14 CLST 08:14 UT SidTim 101 deg Begin astronomical twilight
Morn Std 05:35 CLST 08:35 UT SidTim 106 deg End obstac; begin standards
Morn -10 05:56 CLST 08:56 UT SidTim 112 deg
Sunrise 06:34 CLST 09:34 UT SidTim 121 deg
Moon position (deg): RA 303.1, Dec -13.9 Phase: 0.425
Observing Plan and Goals for the Night¶
- Afternoon calibrations script to use: prenight_calibration.json
- Start of night standards
- End of night standards
- End of night calibrations
Start of Night Standards
UT Date = '2013/11/08 23:57' Local time = 20:57
SDSSJ0200-0000 ra 02:00:00 dec +00:00:00 secz 1.9 script to use DES_std_sdssj0200_Yzirg.json
SDSSJ0100-0000 ra 01:00:00 dec +00:00:00 secz 1.5 script to use DES_std_sdssj0100_Yzirg.json
SDSSJ2300-0000 ra 23:00:00 dec +00:00:00 secz 1.2 script to use DES_std_sdssj2300_Yzirg.json
End of Night Standards
UT Date = '2013/11/09 08:35' Local time = 05:35
SDSSJ0320-0000 ra 03:20:00 dec +00:00:00 secz 2.1 script to use DES_std_sdssj0320_grizY.json
SDSSJ0958-0010 ra 09:58:00 dec -00:10:00 secz 1.6 script to use DES_std_sdssj0958_grizY.json
MaxVis ra 06:30:00 dec -58:45:00 secz 1.1 script to use DES_std_maxvis_grizY.json
Notes from the 4PM Meeting and Additional Comments:¶
Run Manager's Meeting 11/08/2013
Alberto, Manuel, Marisa, Eric, Yuanyuan, Liz, Steve, Douglas, Tom
Josh (lurking), Robert, Michael, Margaret
Telescope and Camera Status (Alberto)
Everything OK. Ready to start dome flats. During the day they
have been doing some pumping on the LN2 vacuum lines, with significant improvement
at the cryocoolers.
The M and C-floor cooling hasn't been operating at full efficiency this season. That is being
improved. One temperature sensor, previously temporarily located on the C-floor,
was relocated to FNAL in mid-October. That analog sensor is noisy at times.
Digital Temperature sensors are being moved to the cooling coils themselves.
Last Night's Data (Marisa and Liz)
Last night backplane 5 didn't readout at the start during bias frames. So
that's a PanD role restart. Maybe we need Telops take a few vsub off bias frames
to check this. Liz put details in the elog.
One stuck shutter error required a reset and a reconfigure.
Lots of decent WF data last night.
Every 5 or 10 minutes we get a warning beep about more than 7 degrees separation.
Maybe check domeaz vs telescope az after a long slew. Kentools can pull up the
There was a problem ingesting the files from last night into the database.
One file is still missing. Greg is looking into that.
11/5 and 11/6 are both close to being done with DQ ready tomorrow.
That should be very interesting.
Obstac has two tweaks:
EN noticed that we've been doing a lot of tiling 2.
It hasn't been configured to do Y when the seeing was good. A few sections
of tiling 2 Y are close to getting near setting. So it goes to 2 but then
because the seeing is good it hasn't done the Y. That needs to be fixed right now.
This is the first time the weather has been good-enough to notice this bug.
Then When the Moon either rises or sets Obstac changes filters. Eric wants Obstac
to be able to go to be able to change to a new tiling.
The new code is checked-in and needs to be tagged and installed, then a SISPI restart.
Eric will declare it while the calibs are going on and SISPI will get a restart
when observers get back from dinner.
Weather looks good right now. Clouds in the S, as was so last night.
Eric expects Obstac will start with tiling 2 and then move to tiling 3 when the moon sets.
SK reports he looks at
4 PM Meeting is on for tomorrow.