Monday, August 10, 2020

Night Log 2020-08-09

SA: Danièl
SO: Thea
Others:

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Another night lost to weather. No science data taken.

Science data taken for:
2016-2-COM-001 P1 RSS (Polarimetry test proposal)

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Sunday, August 9, 2020

Night Log 2020-08-08

SA: Danièl
SO: Thea
Others:

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Strong winds and high humidity kept us closed the whole night, no science data taken.

Science data taken for:
2016-2-COM-001 P1 RSS (Polarimetry test proposal)

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Saturday, August 8, 2020

Night Log 2020-08-07

SA: Danièl
SO: Thea
Others: Thabelo and Timmy

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We had some technical issues at the start of the night, but overall managed to complete 15 blocks of mixed priorities.

Science data taken for:
2020-1-SCI-020 P1 HRS (Studies of new heart-beating stars.)
2019-2-MLT-001 P1 RSS (Study of polarization in blazars.)
2020-1-SCI-013 P2 RSS (Finding young stars and their planets)
2019-2-SCI-049 P2 HRS (Following the time evolution of polluted white dwarfs.)
2020-1-MLT-002 P2 HRS (HRS study of long-period eclipsing binaries)
2020-1-SCI-022 P2 RSS (Study of the hosts' properties of Tidal Disruption Events)
2019-1-MLT-003 P2 RSS (A SALT survey of chemically-peculiar hot subdwarfs.)
2020-1-SCI-021 P3 HRS (x2) (Constraining stellar parameters of Galactic and SMC massive binaries)
2020-1-MLT-007 P3 RSS (Observations of supernovae, near and far. @_sublunar_)
2020-1-SCI-026 P3 HRS (Constraining the nature of massive stellar winds)
2020-1-SCI-008 P4 HRS (Searching for dormant black holes in binary systems)
2019-2-SCI-031 P4 HRS (x2) (Study of RV Tauri stars without a circumbinary disc.)
2019-2-SCI-006 P4 HRS (Investigating the multiplicity of WR stars)

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Friday, August 7, 2020

Night Log 2020-08-06

SA: Rosalind
SO: Thea
Others: Danièl for handover

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Some of the night was lost to high humidity, but the rest of the time was put to good use to observe a mix of priorities with moderate seeing.

Science data taken for:
2020-1-SCI-030 P2 RSS (Understanding the recent star-formation in Magellanic Bridge. )
2018-2-LSP-001 P2 RSS (Observing optical counterparts of transient objects)
2020-1-SCI-013 P2 RSS (Finding young stars and their planets)
2019-2-SCI-006 P3 HRS (Investigating the multiplicity of WR stars)
2020-1-MLT-007 P3 RSS (Observations of supernovae, near and far. @_sublunar_)
2019-1-MLT-008 P3 HRS (HRS monitoring of yellow symbiotic systems)
2020-1-SCI-023 P3 HRS (x2) (Probing the binarity of a sample of galactic proto-planetary nebulae)
2019-1-MLT-003 P4 RSS (x2) (A SALT survey of chemically-peculiar hot subdwarfs.)
2020-1-MLT-003 P4 HRS (Spectroscopic observations of central stars of mid-infrared nebulae)

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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Night Log 2020-08-05

SA: Rudi
SO: Veronica
Others: Stephen

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Short engineering session at the start of the night before the weather forced us to close.

No science data taken.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Night Log 2020-08-04

SA: Rosalind
SO: Veronica
Others:

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Entire night lost to bad weather.

No science data taken.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Night Log 2020-08-03

SA: Rosalind
SO: Veronica
Others:

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A mixed bright night, with some technical and weather downtime. We observed 12 blocks of a range of priorities in between, in moderate seeing conditions.

Science data taken for:
2020-1-MLT-002 P1 HRS (HRS study of long-period eclipsing binaries)
2020-1-MLT-007 P2 RSS (Observations of supernovae, near and far. @_sublunar_)
2019-2-SCI-006 P3 HRS (x3) (Investigating the multiplicity of WR stars)
2020-1-SCI-021 P3 HRS (x2) (Constraining stellar parameters of Galactic and SMC massive binaries)
2020-1-SCI-023 P3 HRS (x3) (Probing the binarity of a sample of galactic proto-planetary nebulae)
2019-1-MLT-003 P4 RSS (A SALT survey of chemically-peculiar hot subdwarfs.)
2019-2-SCI-031 P4 HRS (Study of RV Tauri stars without a circumbinary disc.)

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