Monday, May 30, 2016

Night Log 2016-05-29

SA: Brent
SO: Thea
Others:

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Another long night science filled night, but slightly more tech downtime mostly due to payload. Data taken for:

2016-1-SCI-030 P0 RSS (Measuring Redshifts from CHILES)
2016-1-SCI-061 P1 RSS (Study of ionized gas in galaxies where the centers are obscured by dust.)
2016-1-MLT-005 P1 RSS (Multi-slit spectroscopy of edge-on galaxies)
2016-1-SCI-002 P1 HRS (x2) (High resolution spectroscopic abundance measurements of RGBs in NGC 6681, NGC 6584 and NGC 7099)
2016-1-SCI-038 P2 RSS (x3) (Spectra of all variable White Dwarfs observed in the Kelpler K2 survey)
2016-1-SCI-015 P2 RSS (x2) (Identifying new ultracompact binary star systems through their spectral characteristics)
2016-1-SCI-021 P2 RSS (x2) (Measuring Galaxy Kinematics For Construction of the Velocity Function)
2016-1-MLT-001 P3 RSS (Kinematics of Bulge Miras)
2016-1-MLT-002 P3 HRS (Analysis of metallicity gradient and local chemical composition heterogeneity in the Galactic disk)
2016-1-MLT-003 P3 RSS (Spectroscopic observations of bright RR Lyrae variables)
2016-1-SCI-036 P3 HRS (x2) (Study of the evolution of massive stars in our Galaxy.)

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Night Log 2016-05-28

SA: Brent
SO: Thea
Others:

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A long night with plenty of observations, but a few image quality issues perhaps due to stronger wind. Data taken for:

2016-1-SCI-030 P0 RSS (Measuring Redshifts from CHILES)
2016-1-SCI-015 P1 RSS (Identifying new ultracompact binary star systems through their spectral characteristics)
2016-1-SCI-021 P1 RSS (x2) (Measuring Galaxy Kinematics For Construction of the Velocity Function)
2016-1-SCI-038 P2 RSS (x4) (Spectra of all variable White Dwarfs observed in the Kelpler K2 survey)
2016-1-SCI-060 P2 RSS (x3) (Connecting timescales of star formation and AGN activity in galaxies)
2016-1-MLT-003 P3 RSS (x2) (Spectroscopic observations of bright RR Lyrae variables)
2016-1-SCI-036 P3 HRS (Study of the evolution of massive stars in our Galaxy.)
2016-1-SCI-012 P3 RSS (x2) (Revealing evolved massive stars with Spitzer, WISE and SALT)
2016-1-MLT-002 P3 HRS (x2) (Analysis of metallicity gradient and local chemical composition heterogeneity in the Galactic disk)

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Night Log 2016-05-27

SA: Brent
SO: Thea
Others: Janus by phone

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A mostly clear night with a few technical problems, but otherwise usually good seeing. Data taken for:

2016-1-SCI-030 P0 RSS (Measuring Redshifts from CHILES)
2016-1-SCI-021 P1 RSS (x3) (Measuring Galaxy Kinematics For Construction of the Velocity Function)
2016-1-SCI-015 P2 RSS (Identifying new ultracompact binary star systems through their spectral characteristics)
2016-1-SCI-012 P2 HRS (x3) (Revealing evolved massive stars with Spitzer, WISE and SALT)
2016-1-SCI-022 P2 RSS (x3) (Searching for high redshift quasars for the MeerKAT Absorption Line Survey (MALS))
2016-1-MLT-004 P3 HRS (HRS study of hydrogen deficient stars)
2016-1-MLT-002 P3 HRS (x2) (Analysis of metallicity gradient and local chemical composition heterogeneity in the Galactic disk)
2016-1-MLT-003 P3 RSS (Spectroscopic observations of bright RR Lyrae variables)
2016-1-SCI-036 P3 HRS (Study of the evolution of massive stars in our Galaxy.)

Friday, May 27, 2016

Night Log 2016-05-26

SA: Brent
SO: Thea
Others: Lisa, Craig

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A productive night with stretches of very good 1.0-1.5 arcsec seeing. Data taken for:
2016-1-MLT-010 P0 RSS (Follow up observations of transient sources)
2016-1-SCI-030 P0 RSS (Measuring Redshifts from CHILES)
2016-1-SCI-062 P1 RSS (Study of the kinematic connection between halo and disc gas in galaxies)
2016-1-SCI-021 P1 RSS (Measuring Galaxy Kinematics For Construction of the Velocity Function)
2016-1-SCI-002 P1 HRS (x2) (High resolution spectroscopic abundance measurements of RGBs in NGC 6681, NGC 6584 and NGC 7099)
2016-1-SCI-012 P2 HRS (Revealing evolved massive stars with Spitzer, WISE and SALT)
2015-1-MLT-004 P2 RSS (Deriving the mass of the black holes in the core of active galaxies @romeroencarni1 @sand_dave)
2016-1-SCI-022 P2 RSS (x4) (Searching for high redshift quasars for the MeerKAT Absorption Line Survey (MALS))
2016-1-SCI-058 P2 HRS (Testing the theoretical prediction about the spin of the most massive stars in a binary system.)
2016-1-SCI-036 P3 HRS (x2) (Study of the evolution of massive stars in our Galaxy.)
2016-1-SCI-045 P3 HRS (Chemical analysis of very evolved helium-rich stars )

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Night Log 2016-05-25

SA: Brent
SO: Thea
Others:

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High humidity at the start of the night, but opened later to take data for:

2016-1-SCI-006 P1 HRS (Probing winds from the center of the Milky Way (@astrocrawford))
2016-1-SCI-022 P1 RSS (x2) (Searching for high redshift quasars for the MeerKAT Absorption Line Survey (MALS))
2016-1-SCI-061 P1 RSS (Study of ionized gas in galaxies where the centers are obscured by dust.)
2016-1-SCI-012 P2 HRS (Revealing evolved massive stars with Spitzer, WISE and SALT)
2016-1-SCI-045 P3 HRS (Chemical analysis of very evolved helium-rich stars )

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Night Log 2016-05-24

SA: �ric
SO: Veronica
Others: Brent, David B for a visit

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Entire night lost to weather.
No data taken except some calibrations for HRS.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Night Log 2016-05-23

SA: �ric
SO: Veronica
Others: Chris for a while

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Entire night lost to weather.

No data taken apart from some calibrations for HRS.