Saturday, April 18, 2015

Night Log 2015-04-17

SA: Encarni
SO: Fred
Others:

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Perfect start to the night, with no Moon, clear skies and sub-arcsecond seeing. Unfortunately, the humidity caught up with us again and forced us to close at ~22:30. Took some calibration data for our Fabry-Perot system and science data for:

2014-2-SCI-070 P0 RSS (Spectroscopic follow-up of type Ia supernovae discovered by DES to analyse their spectral properties)
2014-2-SCI-063 P1 RSS (Searching for high-redshift radio-loud quasars)
2014-2-SCI-016 P2 HRS (Investigating the birth and evolution of X-ray binaries through their radial motion.)

Friday, April 17, 2015

Night Log 2015-04-16

SA: Encarni
SO: Fred
Others:

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Another really humid night, but this time we managed to get one science block before closing. And the winner is:

2014-1-MLT-002 P3 RSS (Determining the fraction of Luminous Red Galaxies in merging pairs)

Congratulations!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Night Log 2015-04-15

SA: Encarni
SO: Fred
Others:

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A clear night with high humidity. Did not really get to open.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Night Log 2015-04-14

SA: Brent
SO: Veronica
Others: Encarni, Fred

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Cold and humid night. One P1 block completed for 2014-2-SCI-063 before closing up due to humidity.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Night Log 2015-04-13

SA: Brent
SO: Veronica
Others:

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Another productive night albeit with one track lost to payload comms error.


Data taken for:

2014-2-SCI-058 P0 HRS (Accretion in Young Binary Star Systems)
2014-2-SCI-017 P2 RSS (Optical preparatory survey for Cold HI 21-cm Absorption Line Survey (CHITALS))
2014-2-SCI-030 P2 RSS (Identifying new ultracompact binary star systems through their spectral characteristics)
2014-2-SCI-037 P2 RSS (x2) (Study of the extraplanar diffuse ionized gas properties of galaxies NGC 253 and NGC 3044)
2014-2-SCI-034 P2 RSS (Classification of possible supernovae)
2014-2-MLT-001 P3 RSS (x2) (Study of the evolution of lenticular galaxies.)
2014-2-SCI-065 P3 SCAM (Studying the long-term behavior of classical novae after their eruptions)
2014-2-SCI-016 P3 HRS (Investigating the birth and evolution of X-ray binaries through their radial motion

Monday, April 13, 2015

Night Log 2015-04-12

SA: Brent
SO: Veronica
Others:

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A productive clear night with excellent seeing for the entire night.

Data taken for:

2014-1-MLT-001 P0 RSS (x2) (Observations of supernovae, near and far.)
2014-2-SCI-020 P1 RSS (HRS observations of planetary nebulae and spectra of dwarf tidal galaxies.)
2014-2-SCI-040 P1 RSS (Superwinds in luminous starburst galaxies)
2014-1-MLT-002 P2 RSS (Determining the fraction of Luminous Red Galaxies in merging pairs)
2014-2-SCI-060 P3 RSS (Searching for binaries in unusual central stars of planetary nebulae)
2014-2-SCI-066 P3 RSS (x2) (Finding the redshift and ionization of WISE-selected QSOs)
2014-2-SCI-038 P3 RSS (Identifying and characterising the optical counterparts of CHANDRA point sources)
2014-1-MLT-007 P4 RSS (Long term monitoring of circumstellar disk in Be X-ray binaries)

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Night Log 2015-04-11

SA: Brent
SO: Veronica
Others: Laure

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A few thick clouds at the start of the night clearing to a productive night.

Data taken for:

2014-2-SCI-058 P0 HRS (Accretion in Young Binary Star Systems)
2014-1-MLT-001 P2 RSS (Observations of supernovae, near and far.)
2014-1-MLT-002 P2 RSS (Determining the fraction of Luminous Red Galaxies in merging pairs)
2014-2-SCI-073 P2 RSS (Monitoring of the SMC LBV S18)
2014-2-SCI-065 P3 SCAM (x2) (Studying the long-term behavior of classical novae after their eruptions)
2014-2-SCI-043 P3 HRS ( Hunting for heavy-metal stars in the hot-star zoo. )
2014-2-SCI-060 P3 RSS (x2) (Searching for binaries in unusual central stars of planetary nebulae)
2014-2-SCI-055 P3 RSS (Multi-wavelength classification of unidentified Blazar-like Fermi 2LAC catalogue sources)
2014-1-MLT-007 P4 RSS (Long term monitoring of circumstellar disk in Be X-ray binaries)