Nightly Observing Plan for MJD 56632 (starting evening of Dec 5, 2013)¶
|Observer 1||Observer 2||Run Manager||Assistant Run Manager SISPI Expert on Call|
|Rutu Das||Elisabeth Krause||Lyndsay Old||Marcelle Soares-Santos|
|ext. 521||ext. 515||ext. 516||ext. 518|
CTIO staff (Telescope Operators)¶
|Day Support||Night Assistant|
|Manuel Hernandez||Claudio Aguilera|
DECam Configuration and Setup¶
|SISPI Configuration File||DES.ini|
|Image Processing (Calibration)||NCSA|
|Image Processing (First Cut)||NCSA|
mjd 56632, date 20131205, Site CTIO, UT-offset 3 hr
Current local time 00:54 CLST UT 03:54 SidTim 04:11
Sunset 20:42 CLST 23:42 UT SidTim 360 deg
Eve. -10 21:22 CLST 00:22 UT SidTim 10 deg Zeropoint; standards
Eve. -14 21:45 CLST 00:45 UT SidTim 15 deg Begin obstac
Eve. -18 22:09 CLST 01:09 UT SidTim 21 deg Last chance standards
Moonset 23:11 CLST 02:11 UT SidTim 37 deg
Midpoint 01:34 CLST 04:34 UT SidTim 72 deg
Morn -18 04:59 CLST 07:59 UT SidTim 124 deg Begin astronomical twilight
Morn Std 05:23 CLST 08:23 UT SidTim 130 deg End obstac; begin standards
Morn -10 05:45 CLST 08:45 UT SidTim 136 deg
Sunrise 06:26 CLST 09:26 UT SidTim 146 deg
Moon position (deg): RA 298.9, Dec -14.8 Phase: 0.240
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 = '2013/12/06 00:22' Local time = 21:22
E8-A ra 20:07:22 dec -44:37:01 secz 1.7 script to use: DES_std_e8a_Yzirgu.json
SDSSJ2140-0000 ra 21:40:00 dec +00:00:00 secz 1.6 script to use: DES_std_sdssj2140_Yzirgu.json
SDSSJ0100-0000 ra 01:00:00 dec +00:00:00 secz 1.2 script to use: DES_std_sdssj0100_Yzirgu.json
End of Night Standards MANUAL SLEW TO THESE FIELDS Check Wind screen down.
UT Date = '2013/12/06 08:23' Local time = 05:23
SDSSJ1227-0000 ra 12:27:00 dec +00:00:00 secz 2.1 script to use: DES_std_sdssj1227_ugrizY.json
SDSSJ1048-0000 ra 10:48:00 dec +00:00:00 secz 1.4 script to use: DES_std_sdssj1048_ugrizY.json
SDSSJ0843-0000 ra 08:43:00 dec +00:00:00 secz 1.2 script to use: DES_std_sdssj0843_ugrizY.json
Notes from 4pm Meeting¶
Run manager's Meeting 12/05/13
HTD, Klaus, Michael, Margaret, Eric
Lyndsay, Marcelle, Elisabeth K., Alex, Josh
Manuel, Robert, Steve
Telescope and Camera
Mirror is being cleaned and they will finish soon. A big problem with
the Dome encoders that cost us images two nights ago is fixed.
The new dome encoders are being installed. LN2 lines pumped today.
Dome new environmental controls system is going-in.
SISPI is restarted. Telescope is ready to go at the white spot.
Last Night's Data
Guider noise seen early last night; fixed by stop/reconfiguring/start pan-g.
Cost 20 minutes or so.
Obstac most of the night. Some SN fields.
Some occluded exposures: procedure is to "do not process".
DESDM will mark them as bad and they will be so in the exposure table.
12/2 and 12/3 DQ will come out shortly. Last night's data is being processed already.
Steve and Robert agree that the new DQ is ready to go after one more cloud tweak.
Robert wants to rerun on the full dataset. Starting Monday we will
begin to implement the new DQ. SN DQ will also come into this as
"first cut eval" but for the moment "first cut eval v3" in Robert's Table.
For the moment it's still a CSV to the mountain. Implement a python
code starting later next week.
When Robert gets the new evaluation for the previous data he sends it to
Eric so we can make an evaluation about whether we want to apply it
weather is looking OK - some chance of light clouds.
Obstac is expected to go to tiling 4. Some SN fields will hit if the seeing is