Monday, December 9, 2019

Night Log 2019-12-08

SA: Dani��l
SO: Thea
Others:

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We managed to complete two blocks before humidity and clouds closed us for the night.

Science data taken for:
2019-2-SCI-007 P4 HRS (x2) (Chemically peculiar Am stars observed by TESS satellite)

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Night Log 2019-12-07

SA: Dani��l
SO: Thea
Others: David

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Clear evening with stable seeing, completed a number of blocks with varying priorities.

Science data taken for:
2018-2-LSP-001 P0 RSS (Observing optical counterparts of transient objects)
2019-2-SCI-031 P2 HRS (Study of RV Tauri stars without a circumbinary disc.)
2019-1-MLT-003 P2 RSS (A SALT survey of chemically-peculiar hot subdwarfs.)
2019-2-MLT-004 P3 RSS (Monitoring the line emission in Southern Galactic Be/X-ray binaries)
2019-2-SCI-029 P3 RSS (Study of the hosts' properties of extremely luminous CCSNe)
2019-2-SCI-012 P3 HRS (The secondary star of the HD 74423 system)
2019-2-SCI-004 P3 HRS (Variability of the unusual young and cool star UNSW-V760)
2019-2-SCI-048 P3 HRS (Asteroseismology of close binary systems with mass transfer.)
2018-2-MLT-006 P3 RSS (x2) (Study of unclassified extragalactic NuSTAR serendipitous sources)
2019-2-SCI-041 P3 RSS (Exotic galaxies behind the Magellanic Clouds)
2019-2-SCI-006 P4 HRS (Investigating the multiplicity of WR stars)

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Night Log 2019-12-06

SA: Dani��l
SO: Thea
Others: A snake and Eben (to catch said snake)

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We had a snake visit us in the SALT control room tonight.
We had another full night with stable seeing and completed block of various priorities.



Science data taken for:
2019-2-DDT-001 P0 RSS (Observing a changing-look AGN that has just gone into outburst)
2018-1-MLT-004 P1 SCAM (Dark energy and the expansion rate of the Universe from quasar monitoring.)
2018-1-MLT-005 P2 HRS (HRS observations of symbiotic stars)
2018-2-LSP-001 P2 HRS (Observing optical counterparts of transient objects)
2019-2-SCI-003 P2 RSS (Star formation histories in dusty, green-valley galaxies)
2019-2-SCI-002 P2 RSS (Measuring the properites of giant stars in close binaries that may eventually merge and explode.)
2019-2-SCI-012 P3 HRS (The secondary star of the HD 74423 system)
2018-1-MLT-009 P3 HRS (Follow-up of interesting binaries and high-order multiple systems uncovered with the Gaia-ESO Survey)
2019-2-SCI-011 P4 HRS (x2) (Long term programme: searching for new chemically peculiar stars in the southern hemisphere)
2018-2-MLT-005 P4 RSS (Probing the winds from massive binary star supernova progenitors)

Friday, December 6, 2019

Night Log 2019-12-05

SA: Dani��l
SO: Thea
Others:

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Clear evening with stable seeing, completed a number of blocks with varying priorities.

Science data taken for:
2018-2-LSP-001 P0 RSS (Observing optical counterparts of transient objects)
2019-1-LSP-001 P1 RSS (Tracing the evolution of the most massive galaxies in the universe)
2019-2-SCI-027 P1 RSS (Searching for multiple supermassive black holes in a single galaxy)
2018-1-MLT-004 P1 RSS (Dark energy and the expansion rate of the Universe from quasar monitoring.)
2018-1-MLT-005 P1 HRS (x2) (HRS observations of symbiotic stars)
2019-2-SCI-032 P2 HRS (Magnetospheric accretion of V899 Mon)
2019-2-SCI-041 P3 RSS (Exotic galaxies behind the Magellanic Clouds)

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Night Log 2019-12-03

SA: Moses
SO: Fred
Others: Daniel (for changeover), Richard, Alrin

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Tonight we only managed a few blocks. The seeing was variable and at times not good, but most of the night was lost due to high humidity.

Science data taken for:
2018-1-MLT-004 P1 SCAM (Dark energy and the expansion rate of the Universe from quasar monitoring.)
2019-2-SCI-030 P3 RSS (Finding concealed accreting supermassive black holes.)
2019-2-SCI-007 P4 HRS (Chemically peculiar Am stars observed by TESS satellite)

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Night Log 2019-12-02

SA: Moses
SO: Fred
Others: Deneys, Chris and his partner, Matt Burleigh, Alesha Hogan

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Productive evening, but there were thick clouds in middle part of the night. We managed to observe a mix of high and low priority targets.

Science data taken for:
2018-2-LSP-001 P0 RSS (Observing optical counterparts of transient objects)
2019-1-LSP-001 P1 RSS (Tracing the evolution of the most massive galaxies in the universe)
2019-2-SCI-040 P1 RSS (Monitoring the spectropolarimetric behavior of blazars)
2018-1-MLT-005 P1 HRS (HRS observations of symbiotic stars)
2019-2-SCI-031 P2 HRS (x2) (Study of RV Tauri stars without a circumbinary disc.)
2019-2-MLT-002 P2 RSS (Optical spectroscopy of multi-phase gas detected in H-alpha and MeerKAT HI observations of Fornax A)
2019-2-SCI-036 P3 RSS (Study of the hosts' properties of Tidal Disruption Events)
2019-2-SCI-007 P4 HRS (Chemically peculiar Am stars observed by TESS satellite)

Monday, December 2, 2019

Night Log 2019-12-01

SA: Moses
SO: Fred
Others: Richard

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There were thick around for most of the night so we mostly observed low priority targets, with a few medium priority targets at the start and end of the night when the clouds were thinner.



Science data taken for:
2019-2-SCI-003 P2 RSS (Star formation histories in dusty, green-valley galaxies)
2019-2-SCI-034 P2 RSS (Discovering white dwarfs as companions of Be stars in the Magellanic Clouds)
2019-2-SCI-002 P2 RSS (Measuring the properites of giant stars in close binaries that may eventually merge and explode.)
2019-2-SCI-012 P3 HRS (The secondary star of the HD 74423 system)
2019-2-SCI-001 P4 HRS (SALT monitoring of luminous blue variables.)
2018-2-MLT-003 P4 RSS (x3) (Looking at chromospheric emission in stars which host exoplanets)
2019-2-SCI-007 P4 HRS (x3) (Chemically peculiar Am stars observed by TESS satellite)