12092013 - Nightly Observing Plan for MJD 56636 (starting evening of Dec 9, 2013)¶
|Observer 1||Observer 2||Run Manager||Assistant Run Manager||SISPI Expert on Call|
|Carlos Cunha||Alex Kim||Lyndsay Old|
|ext. 512||ext. 513||ext. 516|
CTIO staff (Telescope Operators)¶
|Day Support||Night Assistant|
|Manuel Hernandez||Alberto Alvarez|
DECam Configuration and Setup¶
|SISPI Configuration File||DES.ini|
|Image Processing (Calibration)||NCSA|
|Image Processing (First Cut)||NCSA|
mjd 56636, date 20131209, Site CTIO, UT-offset 3 hr
Current local time 09:46 CLST UT 12:46 SidTim 13:18
Sunset 20:45 CLST 23:45 UT SidTim 4 deg
Eve. -10 21:25 CLST 00:25 UT SidTim 14 deg Zeropoint; standards
Eve. -14 21:48 CLST 00:48 UT SidTim 20 deg Begin obstac
Eve. -18 22:12 CLST 01:12 UT SidTim 26 deg Last chance standards
Midpoint 01:36 CLST 04:36 UT SidTim 77 deg
Moonset 02:00 CLST 05:00 UT SidTim 83 deg
Morn -18 04:59 CLST 07:59 UT SidTim 128 deg Begin astronomical twilight
Morn Std 05:23 CLST 08:23 UT SidTim 134 deg End obstac; begin standards
Morn -10 05:46 CLST 08:46 UT SidTim 140 deg
Sunrise 06:26 CLST 09:26 UT SidTim 150 deg
Moon position (deg): RA 353.5, Dec 1.8 Phase: 0.525
Looks like we will have a clear night.
Observing Plan and Goals for the Night¶
- Afternoon calibrations - script to use: prenight_calibration.json
- Zeropoint check - preceed with zeros script: flush_Vsub.json
- Start of night standards (scripts listed below)
- Nightly out of focus image (right after last standard, no break) - script to use: defocus_nightly.json
- End of night standards (scripts listed below)
- End of night calibrations - if good afternoon calibrations use postnight_calibration.json, otherwise use postnight_zeros_flats.json
Start of Night Standards MANUAL SLEW TO THESE FIELDS Wind screen down
UT Date = '2013/12/10 00:25' Local time = 21:25
SDSSJ2140-0000 ra 21:40:00 dec +00:00:00 secz 1.8 DES_std_sdssj2140_Yzirg.json
SDSSJ0320-0000 ra 03:20:00 dec +00:00:00 secz 1.4 DES_std_sdssj0320_Yzirg.json
SDSSJ0100-0000 ra 01:00:00 dec +00:00:00 secz 1.2 DES_std_sdssj0100_Yzirg.json
End of Night Standards MANUAL SLEW TO THESE FIELDS Wind screen down
UT Date = '2013/12/10 08:23' Local time = 05:23
SDSSJ1227-0000 ra 12:27:00 dec +00:00:00 secz 1.9 DES_std_sdssj1227_grizY.json
SDSSJ1048-0000 ra 10:48:00 dec +00:00:00 secz 1.3 DES_std_sdssj1048_grizY.json
SDSSJ0843-0000 ra 08:43:00 dec +00:00:00 secz 1.2 DES_std_sdssj0843_grizY.json
Notes from the 4pm meeting¶
Run Manager's Meeting 12/9/2013
HTD, Klaus, Lyndsay, Alex, Michael, Margaret, Douglas, Robert
Ricardo, A. Kim
Camera and Telescope
Telescope and Camera are OK. Ongoing work on the encoder.
Telescope will be on the white spot as usual.
Median seeing 1.27" WF and SN data last night.
It was clear last night, but with high humidity.
QC says it was clear.
Friday and Saturday's WF data is being processed.
The difference imaging for SN last night is in processing.
The old (current) WF assessment scripts are not using
transparency yet. The new script is working its way backward
into September. File or results to go to Eric for Survey Strategy
purposes. Ann E. and Robert G. need to mind-meld, too.
More discussion about how (if) to apply it backwards
but that there should be little harm in applying it for
the past week or two. CSV files for now.
Plan is to run it tomorrow on data from Friday night
There are scripts but it's not clear who turns them, DESDM or SN
Group. Prefer DESDM. Thought that was the plan. Try to get
them plugged-into tomorrow's meeting.
Weather is clear. One condor. Moon at the start of the night.
We have C3, X1, X3 at deadman. After that WF.