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Thomas Diehl, 09/05/2013 10:44 AM

Daily check list

Before 2pm

  1. Check that all observers are present and roles are defined/understood
  2. Prepare the nightly plan page, including populating Almanac and Weather info
  3. Check the instrument status (read the logbook, talk to people)
  4. Check the DM status
  5. Check SISPI status
  6. Check what scripts are needed/present for calibration, SNe, main survey
  7. Send out the agenda for the 4pm meeting (if to occur) to
  8. Check diskspace
    setup SISPI

    If any disks are filling up (>90% for observer2, >93% for the pipeline
    machines) send an email to Klaus and Ann.

Late afternoon

  1. Restart sispi instance
  2. Point telescope to white spot and fire afternoon calibration scripts
  3. Chair the 4pm meeting
  4. Edit the observing plan if needed
  5. Perform the Late Afternoon Checklist in the logbook


  1. Check that the dome flats finished ok
  2. Perform the Beginning of Night Checklist in the logbook
  3. Write the Synopsis_Night logbook entry
  4. Keep the logbook
  5. Perform End Of Night Checklist in the logbook if the observers didn't do it.
  6. Publish the nightsum in the morning if the observers didn't do it.
  7. Complete CTIO end of night report if the observers didn't do it.