Nightly Observing Plan for MJD 56629 (starting evening of Dec 2, 2013)¶
| Observer 1
|| Observer 2
|| Assistant Run Manager SISPI Expert on Call
| Rutu Das
|| Marcelle Soares-Santos
|| Kevin Reil
|| Lyndsay Old
| ext. 521
|| ext. 518
||ext. 513 or 630 338 9267
|| ext. 516
CTIO staff (Telescope Operators)¶
| Day Support
|| Night Assistant
| Manuel Hernandez
|| Claudio Aguilera
DECam Configuration and Setup¶
|SISPI Configuration File
|Image Processing (Calibration)
|Image Processing (First Cut)
mjd 56629, date 20131202, Site CTIO, UT-offset 3 hr
Current local time 16:51 CLST UT 19:51 SidTim 19:56
Sunset 20:39 CLST 23:39 UT SidTim 356 deg
Eve. -10 21:19 CLST 00:19 UT SidTim 6 deg Zeropoint; standards
Eve. -14 21:42 CLST 00:42 UT SidTim 12 deg Begin obstac
Eve. -18 22:06 CLST 01:06 UT SidTim 18 deg Last chance standards
Midpoint 01:33 CLST 04:33 UT SidTim 69 deg
Morn -18 04:59 CLST 07:59 UT SidTim 121 deg Begin astronomical twilight
Morn Std 05:23 CLST 08:23 UT SidTim 127 deg End obstac; begin standards
Morn -10 05:46 CLST 08:46 UT SidTim 132 deg
Sunrise 06:26 CLST 09:26 UT SidTim 143 deg
Moon position (deg): RA 252.5, Dec -18.6 Phase: 0.004
*Tololo Weather Links .
Observing Plan and Goals for the Night¶
- Afternoon calibrations script to use: prenight_calibration.json
- Start of night standards (preceed with zeros script: script to use:**flush_Vsub.json**).
- Nightly out of focus image. script to use: defocus_nightly.json (right after last standard, no break)
- End of night standards.
- End of night calibrations. if start of night calibrations good use: postnight_calibration.json, otherwise use postnight_zeros_flats.json
Start of Night Standards MANUAL SLEW TO THESE FIELDS Wind screen down.
UT Date = '2013/12/03 00:19' Local time = 21:19
SDSSJ0320-0000 ra 03:20:00 dec +00:00:00 secz 1.6 script to use: DES_std_sdssj0320_Yzirgu
SDSSJ0000-0000 ra 00:00:00 dec +00:00:00 secz 1.2 script to use: DES_std_sdssj0000_Yzirgu
End of Night Standards MANUAL SLEW TO THESE FIELDS Check Wind screen down.
UT Date = '2013/12/03 08:23' Local time = 05:23
E2-A ra 04:03:00 dec -44:41:45 secz 1.7 script to use: DES_std_e2a_ugrizY
SDSSJ1048-0000 ra 10:48:00 dec +00:00:00 secz 1.4 script to use: DES_std_sdssj1048_ugrizY
SDSSJ0843-0000 ra 08:43:00 dec +00:00:00 secz 1.2 script to use: DES_std_sdssj0843_ugrizY
Notes from 4pm Meeting¶
Telescope & Camera
Telescope is OK. camera is OK. Telescope on white spot.
PTC's in progress now.
System 1 hard drive was replaced today.
Smooth observing. On shutter error. WF & SN. SN is all current.
No noise, no hexapod problems, S30 dead on one side, bright source in
other corner. Marco and Juan planning to test it. Need to get the
test-stand fired up to test the electronic card.
11/28 is DQ WF is done, by the time we got to WF the noise had gone away
11/30 is running
12/1 to be started soon.
New version of the assessment script is running and Robert has a
separate DB table through Nov 15th. This is seeing FWHM, background,
clouds. DQ is on the 1st two. There is also an "unknown".
Differs most in Y and z, but less in the others.
There are a problematic types of images: too much extinction to
process it (fail), deep fields are sometimes too good (all cataloged
stars saturated) (good).
SN DQ for 11/28 was applied last night.
This afternoon we're getting a PTC, triggered by crate 1 PS replacement.
Weather Looks great. New Moon.
Obstac does Tiling 3 gri, probably.
Add the u-band to one of the SS for tonight.
Do it again on Thursday after they clean the primary.
Have CCD counts to Photodiode counts changed? Ask WW and DJ.