Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Night Log 2019-10-22

SA: Marissa
SO: Veronica
Others: Jessymol (in training). Enrico, Jaco Brink, Fred, Stephen H, Thabang, Mark, Eben, Timmy, Thabelo, Ettiene

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Most of the night lost to weather but the second half was put to good use for high priority observations.

Science data taken for:
2019-1-GWE-005 P0 RSS (S190923y candidate)
2019-1-SCI-025 P1 RSS (Studing nova shells and jets)
2019-1-MLT-005 P1 RSS (Spectral survey of candidate unusual nearby void dwarfs)
2016-2-COM-001 P1 RSS (Polarimetry test proposal)
2018-2-LSP-001 P2 RSS (x2) (Observing optical counterparts of transient objects)

Monday, October 21, 2019

Night Log 2019-10-20

SA: Marissa
SO: Veronica
Others: Jessymol (in training), Enrico

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Most of the night lost to weather.

Science data taken for:
2019-1-SCI-026 P3 RSS (Characterising the UV emission in hyperluminous, dust-obscured quasars)
2019-1-MLT-002 P3 HRS (Spectroscopic observations of central stars of mid-infrared nebulae)

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Night Log 2019-10-18

SA: Marissa
SO: Veronica
Others: Jessymol (in training), Enrico

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Clear night with variable seeing.

Science data taken for:
2016-2-COM-001 P1 RSS (Polarimetry test proposal)
2019-1-SCI-018 P1 RSS (Looking for extened Lyman alpha halos around quasars)
2019-1-MLT-009 P2 HRS (x2) (Monitoring the spectral variation of white dwarf with massive Be type companions)
2018-1-MLT-003 P2 RSS (Spectral study of starforming rings in S0 galaxies)
2019-1-MLT-008 P2 HRS (HRS monitoring of yellow symbiotic systems)
2019-1-SCI-038 P2 SCAM (x3) (Shells around SMC novae)
2019-1-MLT-004 P2 RSS (x2) (Observations of supernovae, near and far. @_sublunar_)

Friday, October 18, 2019

Night Log 2019-10-17

SA: Marissa
SO: Veronica
Others: Jessymol (in training), Enrico, Waanie

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Night lost to weather, but used the time for closed-dome calibrations.

No science data taken.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Night Log 2019-10-16

SA: Marissa
SO: Veronica
Others: Jessymol (in training), Enrico, Waanie, Keith, Lisa, Hannah

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Night cut short by thick clouds in the early morning.

Science data taken for:
2018-1-MLT-005 P2 HRS (HRS observations of symbiotic stars)
2019-1-MLT-004 P2 RSS (Observations of supernovae, near and far. @_sublunar_)
2019-1-MLT-008 P2 HRS (HRS monitoring of yellow symbiotic systems)
2019-1-MLT-002 P3 HRS (x2) (Spectroscopic observations of central stars of mid-infrared nebulae)
2018-2-MLT-007 P4 HRS (x2) (Searching for evolved binary stars with long orbital periods)
2019-1-SCI-021 P4 RSS (Monitoring LBVs; @astro_Liz)

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Night Log 2019-10-15

SA: Rudi
SO: Thea
Others: Jessymol, Marissa, Enrico

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A fairly productive night with moderate to good conditions and a variety of priority blocks observed.

Science data taken for:
2018-1-MLT-005 P1 HRS (HRS observations of symbiotic stars)
2019-1-MLT-008 P2 HRS (x2) (HRS monitoring of yellow symbiotic systems)
2018-2-LSP-001 P3 HRS (Observing optical counterparts of transient objects)
2019-1-MLT-002 P3 HRS (x2) (Spectroscopic observations of central stars of mid-infrared nebulae)
2018-2-LSP-001 P3 RSS (Observing optical counterparts of transient objects)
2018-2-MLT-007 P4 HRS (x7) (Searching for evolved binary stars with long orbital periods)
2019-1-SCI-009 P4 HRS (Spectroscopic observations of four candidate post-binary interaction products)

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Night Log 2019-10-14

SA: Rudi
SO: Thea
Others: Keith

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A productive night with some bad seeing and clouds for some parts of it. Mostly low priority blocks observed.

Science data taken for:
2016-2-COM-001 P1 RSS (Polarimetry test proposal)
2018-2-LSP-001 P2 RSS (Observing optical counterparts of transient objects)
2019-1-MLT-002 P3 HRS (x5) (Spectroscopic observations of central stars of mid-infrared nebulae)
2018-2-MLT-007 P4 HRS (x5) (Searching for evolved binary stars with long orbital periods)
2019-1-SCI-009 P4 HRS (x3) (Spectroscopic observations of four candidate post-binary interaction products)
2019-1-SCI-021 P4 RSS (Monitoring LBVs; @astro_Liz)