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Nightly Observing Plan for MJD 57357 (starting evening of Nov 30th)

DES (2012B-0001)

Observers

  • Christopher Bonnett (Observer 1)
  • Antonella Palmese (Observer 2)
  • Kathy Romer (Run Manager)
  • Carlos Corco 4M Floater Operator
  • Claudio Aguilera - Operator
  • Manuel Hernandez // Obs, Support

Almanac


mjd 57357, date 20151130, Site CTIO, UT-offset 3 hr
Current local time 15:51 CLST     UT 18:51     SidTim 18:46
Sunset     20:37 CLST  23:37 UT   SidTim  353 deg  
Eve. -10   21:17 CLST  00:17 UT   SidTim    3 deg  Zeropoint; standards
Eve. -14   21:40 CLST  00:40 UT   SidTim    9 deg  Begin obstac
Eve. -18   22:03 CLST  01:03 UT   SidTim   14 deg  Last chance standards
Moonrise   00:39 CLST  03:39 UT   SidTim   54 deg  
Midpoint   01:32 CLST  04:32 UT   SidTim   66 deg  
Morn -18   05:00 CLST  08:00 UT   SidTim  119 deg  Begin astronomical twilight
Morn Std   05:23 CLST  08:23 UT   SidTim  125 deg  End obstac; begin standards
Morn -10   05:46 CLST  08:46 UT   SidTim  130 deg  
Sunrise    06:26 CLST  09:26 UT   SidTim  140 deg  
Moon position (deg): RA 137.0, Dec 13.6 Phase: 0.624

Weather Conditions

  • Mostly clear in the afternoon, but clouds are building to the East and by dinner it was thick to ~15degrees above horizon. No wind.
  • Forecast looks OK till dawn, or just before, then clouds are forecast.
  • Detailed hourly forecast | Satelite maps

Observing Plan and Goals for the Night

  • evening standards

UT Date = '2015/12/01 00:17'     Local time = 21:17
SDSSJ0320-0000        ra 03:20:00  dec +00:00:00  secz 1.7
SDSSJ2140-0000        ra 21:40:00  dec +00:00:00  secz 1.5
SDSSJ0000-0000        ra 00:00:00  dec +00:00:00  secz 1.2

  • Obstac.
  • morning standards (if clear) [grizY ordered scripts]
UT Date = '2015/12/01 08:23'     Local time = 05:23
C26202/HST            ra 03:32:30  dec -27:46:05  secz 2.1
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

Notes from the 4PM Meeting and Additional Comments.

Observers reported a delay between "enabling auto" and scripts appearing in the window (of 15 minutes). This is probably not a problem after all and was a result of their being a "break" after the standard star script.

Also discussed the fact that slit was partially obscuring the FOV at ~1am local time. Image numbers from around that time have been examined and show no obvious features, but the list has been sent to Douglas Tucker.

Unfortunately our run of good weather might be coming to an end. Clouds are forecast starting ~6am local time and look to continue through to Wednesday.

Notes from Observers

See Night summary

Notes on Analyses of Night's Data: