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Kathy Romer, 10/18/2017 05:30 PM

1 23 Marcelle Santos
h1. Run Manager's daily check list
2 1 Marc testing Mengel
3 1 Marc testing Mengel
h2. Before 2pm
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5 76 Kathy Romer
(Things in *bold* definitely need to done every day.) 
6 77 Kathy Romer
>[added by Kathy R 10/17 - IMHO, other than the email about 4pm meeting, most of this could be left till 3pm....]
7 72 Kathy Romer
8 72 Kathy Romer
# *Send out an email to* to say whether the 4pm meeting is happening or not (this may have already been decided at the previous 4pm meeting, but it is still worth sending out that email).
9 28 Thomas Diehl
# Perform Observer 1 and 2 End Of Night Checklists if the observers didn't do it (see their instructions).
10 19 Thomas Diehl
# Write the Synopsis_Night logbook entry if the observers didn't do it.
11 32 Kathy Romer
# Publish the nightsum in the morning if the observers didn't do it.
12 5 Thomas Diehl
# Complete CTIO end of night report if the observers didn't do it (if you had two operators, make sure both names appear). Check "the calendar": to see the status of the night reports.
13 1 Marc testing Mengel
# Be aware of our observers arrival to and departure from the mountain. 
14 72 Kathy Romer
# *Prepare the nightly observing plan page*, including populating Almanac and Weather info (go to the Shifters page ("link for Y5": and scroll to - and then click on - today's date.) Top tip: populate the new page with the contents from the previous night, and then edit. That way you won't forget the info to include.
15 1 Marc testing Mengel
# Check the instrument status (read the logbook, talk to people)
16 1 Marc testing Mengel
# Check the DM status
17 17 Klaus Honscheid
# Check SISPI status 
18 61 Kathy Romer
# Check what scripts are needed/present for calibration
19 72 Kathy Romer
# Take a first look at the DESDM data quality "results table": Anything unusual should be discussed at the 4pm meeting. Typically you won't accept the results until after the 4pm meeting.
20 72 Kathy Romer
# *Check diskspace*.  Log into one of the observer machines as user "sispi"  (password on white board) and execute the commands below. If any disks are filling up (>90% for observer2, >93% for the pipeline machines) send an email to Klaus and Ann ( and
21 55 Kathy Romer
> added by Kathy R 10/17: I didn't have any success logging in using *su sispi* from observer3 but *ssh -X sispi@observer3* did work 
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setup SISPI
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25 8 Stephen Kent
26 4 Thomas Diehl
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h2. Late afternoon
28 1 Marc testing Mengel
29 22 Ann Elliot
# Before the 4pm meeting check with telops if SISPI instance and the GUIs were restarted. You could also do this by checking if they completed a "2 PM Checklist" in the eLog, or looking at the "Uptime" field in the Architect Console GUI.
30 31 Douglas Tucker
# Perform the "aTmCam afternoon check":
31 59 Kathy Romer
# Attend the "4pm meeting": (this is usually chaired by someone at Fermilab, but occasionally you might have to do it)
32 74 Kathy Romer
# Edit the observing plan (you should have already started it, see "before 2pm" list above). Differences in the plan do occur from night to night: these are usually discussed at the 4pm meeting.
33 74 Kathy Romer
# Check that telops have started the afternoon calibration flat fielding scripts (see below for an overview of what they have to do).
34 78 Kathy Romer
# Perform the Late Afternoon Checklist in the logbook (this link to logbook "that works at CTIO":"). See below, for some of the information that is asked for in the logbook:
35 68 Kathy Romer
# "check the SN processing status": [for this you need a password that would be the first 3 letters of your Services username + docdbpw (the inaccurate info about how many CCDs) ]
36 68 Kathy Romer
# "Implement the data quality": (= "fill out the Survey Table") *If you didn't have a 4pm meeting, then you need to check with DESDM before doing the implementation if you think any of their true/false flags are erroneous.* (Note that it is OK to implement the data quality later in the evening/night if you didn't do it sooner--it won't mess up the data from that night.)
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# Make sure observers are present and roles are defined/understood
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> Examples of things you will enter into the logbook
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> * names of  the observers
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> * the "SISPI Instance": The format is DECam_YYYYMMDD
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> * name of the script used to perform the afternoon calibrations (most likely this will be prenight_zeros_flats.json)
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> * confirmation that today's afternoon calibration has been completed
44 53 Devon Hollowood
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> Overview of how calibrations are done (these will be done by Telops, don't attempt them yourself!)
46 70 Kathy Romer
> * Verify Dome is Closed 
47 70 Kathy Romer
> * Verify Dome Flat Setup (ask Telops) [[domeflatsetup|Dome Flat setup]]
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> * Turn VSUB on
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> * Submit Afternoon Calibration Script (/user/sispi/decam/ExposureScripts/DECam/prenight_zeros_flats.json):
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> Overview of how calibrations are checked (this should be done by Observer2, but you might have to do it yourself)
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> * Check a few exposures on the Comfort Display. Is the focal plane complete?
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> * When script is done, in kentools (on observer2),  perform "flatCheck"
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55 1 Marc testing Mengel
h2. Night
56 1 Marc testing Mengel
57 37 Christopher Bonnett
# Make sure the observers understand what they are doing
58 7 Thomas Diehl
# Make sure the observers get off to a good start
59 36 Christopher Bonnett
# Periodically check wind speed, TelOPS will lower/raise screens if needed. 
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# Be available to the observers if they have questions or problems
61 7 Thomas Diehl
# Try to get some sleep