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March Marisa, 11/12/2013 02:19 PM


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Nightly Observing Plan for MJD 56609 (starting evening of Nov 12, 2013)

Observers

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
DECam constants DECAM:CURRENT
Proposal ID 2012B-0001
Image Processing (Calibration) NCSA
Image Processing (First Cut) NCSA

Almanac
mjd 56609, date 20131112, Site CTIO, UT-offset 3 hr
Current local time 14:56 CLST     UT 17:56     SidTim 16:42
Sunset     20:22 CLST  23:22 UT   SidTim  332 deg  
Eve. -10   21:00 CLST  00:00 UT   SidTim  342 deg  Zeropoint; standards
Eve. -14   21:22 CLST  00:22 UT   SidTim  347 deg  Begin obstac
Eve. -18   21:44 CLST  00:44 UT   SidTim  352 deg  Last chance standards
Midpoint   01:27 CLST  04:27 UT   SidTim   48 deg  
Moonset    03:59 CLST  06:59 UT   SidTim   86 deg  
Morn -18   05:10 CLST  08:10 UT   SidTim  104 deg  Begin astronomical twilight
Morn Std   05:32 CLST  08:32 UT   SidTim  110 deg  End obstac; begin standards
Morn -10   05:53 CLST  08:53 UT   SidTim  115 deg  
Sunrise    06:32 CLST  09:32 UT   SidTim  125 deg  
Moon position (deg): RA 356.4, Dec 2.9 Phase: 0.703

Weather Conditions

*Tololo Weather Links .

http://www.meteochile.gob.cl/cna/irsat_alta.png

Clear

Observing Plan and Goals for the Night

  1. Afternoon calibrations script to use: prenight_calibration.json
  2. Start of night standards
  3. ObsTac
  4. End of night standards
  5. End of night calibrations

Start of Night Standards
UT Date = '2013/11/13 00:00' Local time = 21:00
SDSSJ0200-0000 ra 02:00:00 dec +00:00:00 secz 1.7 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 = '2013/11/13 08:32' Local time = 05:32
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: