Saturday, November 1, 2014

Night Log 2014-10-31

SA: �ric
SO: Veronica
Others:

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No data tonight, since we stayed closed because of the weather conditions.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Night Log 2014-10-30

SA: �ric
SO: Veronica
Others: Ockert, Keith, Martin, Etienne and family

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Mirror tests at the beginning of the night, and then, humidity forced us to stay closed.
No data today.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Night Log 2014-10-29

SA: �ric
SO: Veronica
Others: Ockert, Keith, Marissa and Enrico for a late BVIT tutorial

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Some technical tests on the primary mirror segments at the beginning of the night.
Then, humidity forced us to stay closed.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Night Log 2014-10-28

SA: Brent
SO: Thea
Others: Hitesh (remotely), Eben, Ockert

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A mixed night with highly variable humidity, seeing and two power cuts.

Data taken for:

2014-1-POL_RSA-001 P1 HRS (Dark energy and the expansion rate of the Universe from quasar monitoring.)
2014-1-DC-005 P1 HRS (Determining the masses of the eclipsing binary UV Psc)
2014-1-POL_RSA_AMNH-001 P2 HRS (Looking for evidence of massive white dwarfs in symbiotic novae)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Night Log 2014-10-27

SA: Brent
SO: Thea
Others:

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Heavy clouds tonight. No observations taken.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Night Log 2014-10-26

SA: Brent
SO: Thea
Others: Marissa, Bruno

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A clear dark night with plenty of HRS science and a nice BVIT observation. Data taken for:

2014-2-COM-001 P1 BVIT (Looking for optical pulsations from pulsars)
2014-1-POL_RSA_AMNH-001 P1 HRS (x2) (Looking for evidence of massive white dwarfs in symbiotic novae)
2014-1-DC-005 P1 HRS (Determining the masses of the eclipsing binary UV Psc)
2014-1-HET_OTH-002 P2 HRS (To determine if C enhanced Metal-poor stars without heavy element enhancement is due to binarity.)
2014-1-UNC-001 P2 HRS (Emission line kinematics of RESOLVE galaxies for tracing dark matter)
2014-1-POL-001 P2 HRS (Searching for circumbinary planets)
2014-1-COM-003 P4 HRS (Study of narrow absorption lines in quasars.)

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Night Log 2014-10-25

SA: Brent
SO: Thea
Others: Keith

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Entire night lost to high humidity and thick clouds.