Nightly Observing Plan for MJD 56608 (starting evening of Nov 11, 2013)¶
|Observer 1||Observer 2||Run Manager||SISPI Expert on Call|
|Matt Wiesner||Liz Buckley-Geer||Marisa March|
|ext. 515||ext. 512||ext. 516 or 630 338 9267|
CTIO staff (Telescope Operators)¶
|Day Support||Night Assistant|
|Hernan Tirado||Leonardo Paredes|
DECam Configuration and Setup¶
|SISPI Configuration File||DES.ini|
|Image Processing (Calibration)||NCSA|
|Image Processing (First Cut)||NCSA|
mjd 56608, date 20131111, Site CTIO, UT-offset 3 hr
Current local time 12:44 CLST UT 15:44 SidTim 14:26
Sunset 20:21 CLST 23:21 UT SidTim 331 deg
Eve. -10 21:00 CLST 00:00 UT SidTim 340 deg Zeropoint; standards
Eve. -14 21:21 CLST 00:21 UT SidTim 346 deg Begin obstac
Eve. -18 21:43 CLST 00:43 UT SidTim 351 deg Last chance standards
Midpoint 01:27 CLST 04:27 UT SidTim 47 deg
Moonset 03:21 CLST 06:21 UT SidTim 76 deg
Morn -18 05:11 CLST 08:11 UT SidTim 103 deg Begin astronomical twilight
Morn Std 05:33 CLST 08:33 UT SidTim 109 deg End obstac; begin standards
Morn -10 05:54 CLST 08:54 UT SidTim 114 deg
Sunrise 06:32 CLST 09:32 UT SidTim 123 deg
Moon position (deg): RA 343.6, Dec -1.6 Phase: 0.637
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 = '2013/11/12 00:00' Local time = 21:00
SDSSJ0200-0000 ra 02:00:00 dec +00:00:00 secz 1.8 script to use: DES_std_sdssj0200_Yzirg.json
SDSSJ0100-0000 ra 01:00:00 dec +00:00:00 secz 1.4 script to use: DES_std_sdssj0100_Yzirg.json
SDSSJ2140-0000 ra 21:40:00 dec +00:00:00 secz 1.2 script to use: DES_std_sdssj2140_Yzirg.json
End of Night Standards
UT Date = '2013/11/12 08:33' Local time = 05:33
SDSSJ1048-0000 ra 10:48:00 dec +00:00:00 secz 1.9 script to use: DES_std_sdssj1048_grizY.json
SDSSJ0958-0010 ra 09:58:00 dec -00:10:00 secz 1.5 script to use: DES_std_sdssj0958_grizY.json
SDSSJ0843-0000 ra 08:43:00 dec +00:00:00 secz 1.2 script to use: DES_std_sdssj0843_grizY.json
Notes from the 4PM Meeting and Additional Comments:¶
Run Manager's Meeting Nov. 10, 2013
Diehl, March, Wiesner, Manuel, Hernan, Kent, Margaret, and Robert
Camera and Telescope
All OK. Restarted sispi w/o problems. On the white spot, ready to begin calibs.
Last Night's Data
Liz saw 4 condors yesterday afternoon after it cleared up.
Evening started with snow and sleet. Couldn't do calibrations until
7:30 PM, SS were about 10 minutes late, setting back the start of observing
by 9 minutes. Probably if it were any later they should have skipped dome flats
and simply done those in the morning.
Obstac has worked smoothly.
Seeing started at 2" and got better all night. SN at first and WF by the
end of the evening. 1" seeing at the end. Happy to get anything at all.
M. believes they got all the data. Processing not started.
We are hoping to apply the filter-dependent DQ cuts independent of the transparency
because the filter-dependent stuff is ready to go. But there might be a problem
because if the catalog-matching stuff that performs the transparency fails, then
the data would be bad.
-> Margaret et al. keeps doing DQ as before until the new code is checked.
There was a question in SN telecon today. On 11/9 there was crap SN data because of
poor seeing. This isn't propogated in the DQ code. Steve K. will check the seeing
projected-to-i-band-projected-to-zenith is worse than 2" using kentools. If so
we'll declare exposures bad for the short exposures invoking the ad-hoc protocal
available to OPs. We'll look at the dep exposures on an exposure to exposure basis.
No SN field is at more than 4 days latency at this time.
-> Plan to enter this SN DQ for tomorrow night with Eric's help.
Clear conditions. Let's hope for good seeing.
Probably WF if the conditions are good-enough with early Moon.