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CONTENTS (feel free to add more)

Sensible

  1. Seeing records (good)
  2. Darkest Sky
  3. Highest Teff
  4. Highest shutter open efficiency
  5. Best SN night
  6. Best SN Signal to Noise
  7. Most science exposures taken in a night
  8. Best wide survey accumulated S/N
  9. Most (non calibration) .json scripts run in a night

Not so much...

  1. Seeing records (bad)
  2. Brightest Sky
  3. Youngest observing teams
  4. Most consecutive nights of DES observing
  5. Loneliest Shift
  6. Longest Loneliest Shift
  7. Observed during a total lunar eclipse
  8. Most recently seen Robert Lupton wearing footwear
  9. Longest nap during dark time
  10. Most vegetarians in the control room
  11. Most women working in the control room
  12. Most desops pages updated in one shift
  13. Most push-ups in one night
  14. Most satellite trails in a single image
  15. Widest age difference in observers
  16. Meta-Records

Seeing records (as measured by kentools and/or DM)

Band Record Exposure Observers TelOps Date
u 0.86" 710024 J. Marshall, D. DePoy Tirado 2018-01-06
g 0.72” 796707 R. Wilkinson, S. Bhargava, D. Turner Seron, Aguilera 2018-11-26
g 0.74” 500537 R. Das, Nagasawa, Zenteno Tirado, Álvarez 2015-12-09
r 0.68” 796727 R. Wilkinson, S. Bhargava, D. Turner Seron, Aguilera 2018-11-26
r 0.71" 724411,724418 R.Wilkinson, B. Moraes Hernandez, Alvarez 2018-02-22
r 0.72” 500530 R. Das, Nagasawa, Zenteno Tirado, Álvarez 2015-12-09
r 0.73” 349875 Kent, Kron, (Honscheid) Tirado, Álvarez 2014-08-18
r 0.73" 575842 Wethers, Sevilla, Zenteno Hernandez, Aguilera 2016-09-21
i 0.67” 796783 R. Wilkinson, S. Bhargava, D. Turner Seron, Aguilera 2018-11-26
i 0.68" 724416 R. Wilkinson , B. Moraes Hernandez , Alvarez 2018-02-22
i 0.68” 390872 R. Das, Tucker, Allam Tirado, Álvarez 2014-12-23
z 0.63” 590096, 590102 Medford, Soergel, Goldstein Hernandez, Álvarez 2016-11-05
z 0.66” 403841 Nadolski, Frieman, Zhang Aguilera, Rojas 2015-01-27
Y 0.61” 590097 Medford, Soergel, Goldstein Hernandez, Álvarez 2016-11-05
Y 0.66” 593159 Vivas, Zenteno Hernandez, Aguilera 2016-11-15
Y 0.68” 372014 Buckley-Geer, Bechtol, Nord Paredes 2014-10-26
Y 0.68” 390886 R. Das, Tucker, Allam Tirado, Álvarez 2014-12-24
Y 0.68” 372014 Buckley-Geer, Bechtol, Nord Paredes 2014-10-26

Worst seeing (as measured by kentools and/or DM)

Band Record Exposure Observers TelOps Date
g 4.36” 588912 Medford, Soergel, Goldstein Hernandez, Aguilera 2016-11-02
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i
z
Y

Thickest clouds (as measured by kentools and/or DM)

Band Record Exposure Observers TelOps Date
g
r 5.78 772953 Hutchison, Kent, Prochaska, Huterer Hernandez, Tirado 2018-09-12
i 5.40 772897 Hutchison, Kent, Prochaska, Huterer Hernandez, Tirado 2018-09-12
z
Y

Best average FWHM over the night

Record Date Observers TelOps Note
0.7188" 2018-11-26 R. Wilkinson, S. Bhargava, D. Turner Seron, Aguilera 1st place overall, 1st place all night
0.74" 2018-02-22 R. Wilkinson, B. Moraes Hernandez, Alvarez 2nd Place overall, 1st place half night
0.768043478260869" 2014-01-13 Bruderer, Romer, Rooney Claudio Aguilera, Manuel Hernández 3rd place overall, 2nd place for half night
0.795372549019607 " 2017-11-01 G. Khullar, Y. Zhang Claudio Aguilera, Jacky Seron Manuel Hernández 3rd place overall, 1st place for full night

Darkest Sky

Band Record Exposure Observers TelOps Date
g -0.36 611010 Gruen, Plazas Tirado 2017-01-19
g -0.31 611011 Gruen, Plazas Tirado 2017-01-19
g -0.28 569155 Kremin, Tarsitano Alvarez, Hernandez 2016-08-29
r -0.54 611012 Gruen, Plazas Tirado 2017-01-19
r -0.53 611009 Gruen, Plazas Tirado 2017-01-19
i -0.95 500593 R. Das, Nagasawa, Zenteno Tirado, Álvarez 2015-12-09
i -0.77 611006 Gruen, Plazas Tirado 2017-01-19
z -0.93 500528 R. Das, Nagasawa, Zenteno Tirado, Álvarez 2015-12-09
z -0.89 500527 R. Das, Nagasawa, Zenteno Tirado, Álvarez 2015-12-09
z -0.84 611022 Gruen, Plazas Tirado 2017-01-19
Y -1.00 469565 D. James, Drlica-Wagner, Lasker Tirado, Álvarez 2015-09-01
Y -0.99 469553 D. James, Drlica-Wagner, Lasker Tirado, Álvarez 2015-09-01

Brightest Sky

Band Record Exposure Observers TelOps Date
g 5.02 618491 Drlica-Wagner, March Hernandez and Hernandez 2017-02-08
r 4.26 618490 Drlica-Wagner, March Hernandez and Hernandez 2017-02-08
i 3.41 61848 Drlica-Wagner, March Hernandez and Hernandez 2017-02-08
z 2.28 618488 Drlica-Wagner, March Hernandez and Hernandez 2017-02-08
Y 1.71 618487 Drlica-Wagner, March Hernandez and Hernandez 2017-02-08

Highest Teff (from qcInv)

Band Record Exposure Observers TelOps Date
g 2.47 483190 T. Abbott, S.S. Tie, C. Furlanetto M. Hernandez 2015-10-08
g 2.46 382880 N. Kuropatkin, C. Smith, L. Clerkin R. Hernandez, C. Aguilera 2014-11-29
r 2.56 500530 D. Nagasawa, A. Zenteno, R. Das A. Álvarez, H. Tirado, R. Hernandez 2015-12-08
r 2.31 500531 D. Nagasawa, A. Zenteno, R. Das A. Álvarez, H. Tirado, R. Hernandez 2015-12-08
i 3.65 500534 D. Nagasawa, A. Zenteno, R. Das A. Álvarez, H. Tirado, R. Hernandez 2015-12-08
i 2.39 362390 J. Annis, C. Davis, A. Plazas L. Paredes 2014-09-25
z 2.23 796782 R. Wilkinson, S. Bhargava, D. Turner Seron, Aguilera 2018-11-26
z 2.22 611022 A. Plazas, D. Gruen H. Tirado, R. Hernandez 2017-01-19
z 1.95 802569 S. Avila, J. Frieman, R. Morgan M. Hernandez, C. Aguilera 2018-12-12
Y 3.10 355937 R. Gupta, J. Marshall, B. Nord A. Álvarez, M. Hernandez 2014-09-05
Y 2.63 611023 A. Plazas, D. Gruen H. Tirado, R. Hernandez 2017-01-19

Highest shutter open efficiency

Efficiency Observers TelOps Date
80.81 % Lasker, Cawthon, Frieman Hernandez, Alvarez 2015-09-11
80.56 % DePoy, Marshall, Prochaska Tirado, Seron 2018-01-05
79.27 % Vivas, Manera Hernandez, Aguilera 2016-08-24
78.34 % Gill, Tucker Tirado, Álvarez 2016-10-11
78.32 % MacCrann, Rosenfeld Tirado, Aguilera 2015-01-10
77.53 % D'Andrea,Gangkofner, T.Li Tirado, Álvarez 2014-11-11
77.72 % D'Andrea, Krawiec, Gangkofner, T.Li Hernandez, Aguilera 2014-11-18

Best SN night

Observers TelOps Date Reason
Gourav Khullar, Yuanyuan Zhang Claudio, Jacky, manuel 10-30-2017 All SN fields and all bands observed with good image quality, additional SN script (6 exposures) executed.
D'Andrea,Gangkofner, T.Li Tirado, Álvarez 11-11-2014 All SN fields and all bands observed with good image quality
D'Andrea, Krawiec, Gangkofner, T.Li Hernandez, Aguilera 11-18-2014 All SN fields and all bands observed with good image quality

Best SN S/N

Observers Telops Date Field S/N
Nagasawa, Das, Zenteno 2015.12.08 C3i 438.6
Marshall, DePoy, Prochaska 2018.01.05 C3i 409.1
Nagasawa, Das, Zenteno 2015.12.08 C3r 405.5
Krawiec, Gangkofner, Li 2014.11.18 C3r 404.8
Marshall, DePoy, Prochaska 2018.01.05 C3r 398.4

Youngest observing teams

Observers Date
Youngest 3-Person Sunayana Bhargava(24y,7m,22d), Reese Wilkinson(23y,5m,11d), David Turner(22,3m,20d) (70y,4m,23d) 2018-11-25
Youngest 3-Person Cawthon (25y/128d), R. Das (24y/109d), Kremin (23y/241d) 2014-12-19
Youngest 2-Person M. Baumer (24y/72d), A. Schooneveld (22y/69d) 2015-08-20
Oldest 2-Person Kathy Romer (somewhat older than 48y) 2017-10-20
Oldest 3-Person Mandeep Gill, Marty Murphy, Brian Yanny (sum ages: 149 years) 2017-11-09

Most consecutive nights of DES observing

Duration Observer Dates
26 nights Lyndsay Old 12/28/12 to 1/31/13

Most science exposures taken in a night

Number Observers TelOps Date
Full 300 Nord, Wethers, Sevilla Tirado, Álvarez 2016-09-27
Full 288 Diehl, Drlica-Wagner Alvarez 2014-12-05
First Half 117 Kremin, Sanchez Corcos, Tirado 2016-01-19
Second Half 208 Vivas, Lasker Alvarez 2015-09-01

Most r-band science exposures taken in a night

Number Observers TelOps Date
Full 142 Bhargava, Wilkinson, Turner 2018-11-28
Full 119 Zhang, Kirby, DeRose Tirado, Rojas 2018-11-05

Most i-band science exposures taken in a night

Number Observers TelOps Date
Full 166 Palmese, Weaverdyck, Muir Hernandez, Alvarez 2018-11-14

Loneliest Shift

Observers Telops Dates
M. Garcia-Fernandez Alberto Alvarez 2015-09-25

Longest Loneliest Shift

Observers Telops Number of nights Dates
Kathy Vivas Alberto Alvarez 3 2015-09-26/28

Observed during a total lunar eclipse

Observers Telops Dates
Kathy Vivas Alberto Alvarez 2015-09-27

Best wide survey accumulated S/N

∑ t eff *exptime Observers TelOps Date
32545.8 R. Wilkinson, S. Bhargava, D. Turner Seron, Aguilera 2018-11-26
27063.00 Kuropatkin, Sako M. Hernandez, Álvarez 2017-09-26
24778.35 Smith, Murphy, Brout Álvarez, Tirado 2016-12-20
24000.75 Annis, Thomas, Bhatawdekar M. Hernandez, R. Hernandez 2016-12-02
23391.00 Johnson, Kuropatkin, Sako Tirado, Álvarez 2017-09-25
23154.30 Johnson, Kuropatkin, Sako M. Hernandez, Álvarez 2017-09-23

The top 10 can be obtained using this query in the SISPI telemetry viewer:

SELECT MIN(date) AS night_start,
       MAX(date) AS night_end,
       SUM(qc_teff*exptime) AS weighted_teff
FROM exposure.exposure
WHERE program='survey'
  AND object like '%DES survey%'
  AND qc_teff IS NOT NULL
  AND (dm_accept OR NOT dm_done)
GROUP BY obstac.nightmjd(date)
ORDER BY SUM(qc_teff*exptime) DESC
LIMIT 10

The top 10 number of not bad exposures in a night can be determined using this script:

SELECT MIN(date) AS night_start,
       MAX(date) AS night_end,
       SUM(qc_teff*exptime) AS weighted_teff,
       Count(ID) AS fred
FROM exposure.exposure
WHERE program='survey'
  AND filter='r'
  AND object like '%DES survey%'
  AND tiling_ID > 0
  AND tiling_ID < 11
  AND tiling_ID IS NOT NULL
  AND qc_teff IS NOT NULL
  AND (dm_accept OR NOT dm_done)
GROUP BY obstac.nightmjd(date)
ORDER BY fred DESC
LIMIT 10

Most ToOs, other special scripts attempted, completed in shortest time

Observers Number of ToOs and other special json scripts Dates
Mandeep Gill, Marty Murphy, Brian Yanny 10 jsons in 4 nights 2017-11-06 - 2017-11-09

Fastest response to an alert

Observers Alert Lapse Dates
Allam, Tucker, Marshall LIGO BNS event about 11 hours 2017-08-17

Fastest (unauthorized) response to an alert

Observers Alert Lapse Dates
Gill, Murphy, Yanny IceCube event about 6 hours 2017-11-06

Most recently seen Robert Lupton wearing footwear

Kathy Romer, Sunayana Bhargava, Nora Shipp |2017-10-20|

Longest nap during dark time

Kathy Romer (90 minutes, 2017-10-19)

Most DES vegetarians in the control room

Kathy Romer, Sunayana Bhargava, Nora Shipp |2017-10-17 to 2017-10-21|

contested exactly one year later by Andres Plazas, Daniel Gruen, Ben Moews. 2 vegetarians, one vegan (which counts double), in the same shift but never in the same room. We think it will hold in court. [2018-10-17 to 2018-10-21]

Most working women in the control room

Kathy Romer, Sunayana Bhargava, Nora Shipp, Jacqueline Seron |2017-10-17 to 2017-10-18|
Rutuparna Das, Elisabeth Krause, Lyndsay Old, Marcelle Soares-Santos |2013-12-04 to 2013-12-05|

Most (non calibration) .json scripts run in a night

4 (WD cal 1, S82, IceCube, WD cal2) | Gill, Murphy, Yanny | 2017-11-09 |
3 (S82, Alhambra, low-zSN) | Kathy Romer, Sunayana Bhargava, Nora Shipp |2017-10-20|

Most desops pages updated in one shift

13 | Kathy Romer (not yet OCD diagnosed....) |2017-10-15 to 2017-10-21|

Most hours spent simultaneously observing (live) and participating in DES collaboration meeting sessions (via zoom)

5 | Mandeep Gill | CTIO and Brisbane | 2017-11-06 to 2017-11-09 |

Narrowest gap squeezed through by control room mouse

7 mm | Ratón de la sala de control, gap under door to restrooms | 2017-11-09 |

Highest % of Exposures loaded and inspected in Bigload

Observers Percentage Date
Gill, Wilkinson, Furnell 92% 2017-11-13

Most Cups of Coffee Drunk:

Observer Cup Number Date
Wilkinson White Espresso Cup 10 2017-11-15
Wilkinson Large "Hot Chocolate" Cup 10 2017-11-16

Most Number of Bright Stars showing up in exposures that were looked up on the "Celestial Globe" from the Visitor Room:

Observer Stars Date
MSS Gill Alpha Tucana, Beta Tucana, Epsilon Gruis, Achernar 2017-11-16

Most Number of Insects/Arachnids met in the Dome:

Observers Creatures Number Date
Wilkinson, Gill, Furnell Moths, Tarantulas 7,2 2017-11-17

Most Number of professional Poets in the control room:

Observer Number of Poets List of Poets Date
Avila, Frieman, Morgan 1 Amy Catanzano 12-12-2018

Longest distance throwing night lunch waste into trash:

Observer Distance Date
Morgan 8 floor tiles 2018-12-12

Most number of Galaxies Identified on Bigload Images:

Observer Number Date
Furnell 206 2017-11-16

Most push-ups in one night:

Observer Number Date
Rob Morgan, Santi Avila 300 (total in half night) 2018-12-14
Rob Morgan, Santi Avila 33, 47 : 80 total (consecutive) + 24,52 (round2) Total in half night: 157 2018-12-13
Reese Wilkinson , Bruno Moraes 51,21 : 70 Total 2018-02-20
India Friswell and Agnes Ferte 50 2017-11-24

Most DES directors in one shift

Observer Number of directors List of Directors Shift
Santi Avila, Rob Morgan 2 Josh Frieman, Rich Kron 11-15/12/2018

Most filters done with the DES footprint in one shift

Observer Number of filters List of filters Shift
Avila, Kron, Wang 3 Y,z,i 14-15/12/2018

Most satellite trails in a single image:

Observer Number Exposure Date
Rutuparna Das, Martín Rodríguez Monroy, Andrew Pace 5 702709 2017-12-07

Widest age difference in observers:

Observers Difference Date
Smith (63y/36d), Gulledge (23y/62d) 39y/339d 2017-12-12
Smith (59y/43d), Head (21y/141d) 37y/267d 2013-12-19

Coldest temperature at 44300 feet pressure altitude

Observers Temperature Date
Depoy/Marshall -92F 2018-01-05

Most Re-enactments done while observing for a documentary

Observers TelOps Date Number
Reese Wilkinson, Bruno Moraes, Douglas Tucker, Sahar Allam Alfredo Zenteno, Jackie Seron, Claudio Aguilera, Manuel Hernandez 2018-02-20 1

Latest night for any given observing season to observe:

Date Observers TelOps
2018-02-22 R. Wilkinson, B. Moraes Hernandez, Alvarez

Most recent Observers =D

Date Observers TelOps
2018-02-22 R. Wilkinson, B. Moraes Hernandez, Alvarez

Meta-Records

  • Most swiftly contested Bragging Right: Highest t-eff exposure 2017-02-02. Claimed by observers, contested immediately in 4pm Meeting. (See Run Managers Meeting notes 2017-02-02.)
  • Longest held Bragging Right: Lyndsay Old has held the Longest Consecutive nights observing since 2012-12-28
  • Most Bragging Rights held: 1st place: Tirado (28 mentions) 2nd place Alvarez (23 mentions) [Counted on 2017-02-08]
  • Most new bragging rights categories invented in a single shift: Romer, Shipp, Bhargava (6 so far and its still 2 hours to twilight...)
  • Most number of "Not so much"-type records held: Gill (~9, as of 11/20/2017)