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Nightly Observing Plan for MJD 58086 (starting evening of Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017)

Full night for DES

Observers

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  • Indiarose Friswell (Run manager)
  • Hao-Yi Wu (Observer 1)
  • Agnès Ferté (Observer 2)

CTIO Staff

To get the names, check the "staff calendar":* Staff calendar

  • Claudio Aguilera - Operator
  • Manuel Hernández - Obs. Support
  • Rodrigo Hernández

Almanac

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mjd 58086, date 20171128, Site CTIO, UT-offset 3 hr
Current local time 13:37 CLST     UT 16:37     SidTim 16:26
Event      Local-Time  Greenwich  Sidereal-Time
Sunset     20:36 CLST  23:36 UT   23:25  351 deg  
Eve. -10   21:16 CLST  00:16 UT   00:05    1 deg  Zeropoint; standards
Eve. -14   21:38 CLST  00:38 UT   00:27    7 deg  Begin obstac
Eve. -18   22:02 CLST  01:02 UT   00:51   13 deg  Last chance standards
Midpoint   01:31 CLST  04:31 UT   04:20   65 deg  
Moonset    03:45 CLST  06:45 UT   06:34   98 deg  
Morn -18   05:00 CLST  08:00 UT   07:49  117 deg  Begin astronomical twilight
Morn -14   05:24 CLST  08:24 UT   08:13  123 deg  End obstac; begin standards
Morn -10   05:46 CLST  08:46 UT   08:35  129 deg  
Sunrise    06:26 CLST  09:26 UT   09:15  139 deg  
Moon position (deg): RA 6.9, Dec -0.4 Phase: 0.668

Weather Conditions

as predicted by hourly forecast

  • clouds: clear all night
  • humidity: ~ 60%
  • temp: ~ 10°C

Observing Plan and Goals for the Night

  • Evening standards (Yzirgu)
  • IceCube 17569642 (riz) ~20 mins
  • LDS749B/HST
  • ObsTac
  • AT2017_imw ~6min
  • Morning standards (ugrizY)

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  • Evening standards
UT Date = '2017/11/29 00:16'     Local time = 21:16
SDSSJ0320-0000        ra 03:20:00  dec +00:00:00  secz 1.8
SDSSJ2140-0000        ra 21:40:00  dec +00:00:00  secz 1.4
SDSSJ2300-0000        ra 23:00:00  dec +00:00:00  secz 1.2
  • Morning standards
UT Date = '2017/11/29 08:24'     Local time = 05:24
C26202/HST            ra 03:32:30  dec -27:46:05  secz 2.0
SDSSJ1048-0000        ra 10:48:00  dec +00:00:00  secz 1.5
SDSSJ0843-0000        ra 08:43:00  dec +00:00:00  secz 1.2

When were the last SN fields observed?

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hex_name seqtype last_complete
SN-X1 short 2017-11-25 01:28:52.786078+00:00
SN-X2 short 2017-11-25 01:48:11.664763+00:00
SN-X3 long_g 2017-11-25 02:07:30.239804+00:00
SN-X3 long_r 2017-11-25 02:20:26.780143+00:00
SN-X3 long_i 2017-11-25 02:43:29.196244+00:00
SN-S2 short 2017-11-25 04:09:50.758260+00:00
SN-S1 short 2017-11-25 04:29:12.114804+00:00
SN-C3 long_r 2017-11-25 04:49:50.830476+00:00
SN-C3 long_i 2017-11-25 05:13:06.373383+00:00
SN-C2 short 2017-11-25 06:03:34.987637+00:00
SN-C3 long_g 2017-11-27 05:23:42.663691+00:00
SN-C3 long_z 2017-11-27 05:36:51.654402+00:00
SN-C1 short 2017-11-27 07:11:37.019047+00:00
SN-X3 long_z 2017-11-28 01:09:04.691766+00:00
SN-E1 short 2017-11-28 02:18:32.451035+00:00
SN-E2 short 2017-11-28 02:37:53.248433+00:00

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