Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Night Log 2019-01-15

SA: Marissa
SO: Thea
Others: Dani��l (in driver seat for the night, Marissa keeping an eye), Lisa

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The night started of with good weather, we observed a target of opportunity and a few low priority targets. Ridge cloud and humidity forced us to close early.

Science data taken for:
2018-1-MLT-014 P1 RSS (Probing the optical counterparts of high energy sources)
2018-1-MLT-006 P2 RSS (Observations of supernovae, near and far. @_sublunar_)
2018-2-SCI-006 P3 HRS (Measuring the interstellar abundance of lithium in the Large Magellanic Cloud)
2018-1-MLT-008 P3 RSS (Central stars of mid-infrared nebulae discovered with Spitzer and WISE)
2017-1-MLT-004 P3 RSS (Monitoring the line emission in Southern Galactic Be/X-ray binaries)
2018-2-SCI-017 P3 RSS (x2) (Characterising pulsating stars @dlhwp)

Monday, January 14, 2019

Night Log 2019-01-13

SA: Marissa
SO: Thea
Others: Enrico

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Clear night with good seeing.

Science data taken for:
2018-2-SCI-021 P1 HRS (HRS spectroscopy of yellow symbiotic systems)
2018-2-MLT-005 P1 RSS (Probing the winds from massive binary star supernova progenitors)
2018-2-SCI-032 P1 RSS (Tracing star formation in El Gordo)
2018-1-MLT-005 P1 HRS (HRS observations of symbiotic stars)
2018-2-MLT-007 P2 HRS (x4) (Searching for evolved binary stars with long orbital periods)
2018-2-SCI-004 P3 HRS (Characterising the host star and protoplanetary disk environment in nearby young star systems)
2018-2-SCI-006 P3 HRS (Measuring the interstellar abundance of lithium in the Large Magellanic Cloud)

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Night Log 2019-01-12

SA: Marissa
SO: Thea
Others: Enrico

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Night lost to weather.

No science data taken.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Night Log 2019-01-11

SA: Marissa
SO: Thea
Others: Enrico

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Night lost to weather.

No science data taken.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Night Log 2019-01-10

SA: Marissa
SO: Thea
Others: Enrico

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Hazy night with variable seeing.

Science data taken for:
2018-2-SCI-021 P1 HRS (HRS spectroscopy of yellow symbiotic systems)
2018-2-SCI-036 P1 RSS (Measuring the H-beta line profiles of compact massive starbursts )
2018-2-SCI-016 P1 HRS (roAp binaries @dlhwp)
2018-1-MLT-012 P2 HRS (Spectral monitoring of supposed Be+WD binaries)
2018-1-MLT-008 P3 HRS (Central stars of mid-infrared nebulae discovered with Spitzer and WISE)
2017-1-MLT-004 P3 RSS (Monitoring the line emission in Southern Galactic Be/X-ray binaries)
2018-2-MLT-007 P3 HRS (Searching for evolved binary stars with long orbital periods)
2018-2-SCI-006 P3 HRS (Measuring the interstellar abundance of lithium in the Large Magellanic Cloud)
2018-2-SCI-007 P3 HRS (Metal-Poor Subdwarfs for Stellar Modeling Calibration)

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Night Log 2019-01-09

SA: Marissa
SO: Thea
Others: Enrico

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Cloudy night with some science taken before we had to close for high humidity. Down-time used for weekly calibrations.

Science data taken for:
2018-2-SCI-032 P1 RSS (Tracing star formation in El Gordo)
2017-1-MLT-004 P3 RSS (Monitoring the line emission in Southern Galactic Be/X-ray binaries)
2018-2-MLT-003 P4 RSS (x2) (Looking at chromospheric emission in stars which host exoplanets)

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Night Log 2019-01-08

SA: Moses
SO: Veronica
Others: Marissa, Enrico, Iniyan, Narges, Damon, Paul and his 2 students, Thea, Keith

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We started off the night with some Fabry-Perot observations and a couple of other high priority targets. There were large variations in the seeing as the night progressed and high humidity caused us to close early.

Science data taken for:
2018-1-MLT-007 P1 HRS (Physical parameters determination for a Cepheid in an eclipsing binary system.)
2018-2-SCI-032 P1 RSS (Tracing star formation in El Gordo)
2018-2-MLT-004 P3 HRS (x2) (Spectroscopic investigations of Cepheids and stars belonging to Galactic open clusters)
2018-2-SCI-017 P3 RSS (Characterising pulsating stars @dlhwp)
2018-2-SCI-007 P3 HRS (Metal-Poor Subdwarfs for Stellar Modeling Calibration)
2018-2-SCI-025 P3 HRS (A homogeneous sample of RR Lyrae)