Sunday, December 21, 2014

Night Log 2014-12-20

SA: David
SO: Thea
Others: Luke and Emma (in training)

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Another great night, clear & calm.

Science programs for:
2014-2-MLT-005 P0 RSS (Deriving the mass of the central super-massive black hole in the core of active galaxies)
2014-2-SCI-002 P1 HRS (x2) (The black matter probe using the interstellar gas)
2014-2-SCI-017 P1 RSS (Optical preparatory survey for Cold HI 21-cm Absorption Line Survey (CHITALS))
2014-2-SCI-032 P1 RSS (Ultraviolet Spectroscopy of Distant Star Forming Galaxies)
2014-2-SCI-074 P1 SCAM (Observations of Dwarf Novae in the Large Magellanic Cloud)
2014-2-SCI-031 P1 RSS (Redshift determination of newly confirmed galaxy clusters)

Eng test for SAMS

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Night Log 2014-12-19

SA: David
SO: Thea
Others: Luke and Emma (in training)

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Another great night.
Programs done 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-052 P1 RSS (Spectroscopic exploration of S0 galaxies with extraordinary central concentrations of gas and dust.)
2014-2-SCI-031 P1 RSS (Redshift determination of newly confirmed galaxy clusters)
2014-2-SCI-016 P2 HRS (Investigating the birth and evolution of X-ray binaries through their radial motion.)

Friday, December 19, 2014

Night Log 2014-12-18

SA: David
SO: Thea
Others: Luke (training) & Emma

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Clear night, but some technical issues.
Obtained observations for the following programs:
2014-2-SCI-002 P1 HRS (The black matter probe using the interstellar gas)
2014-2-SCI-052 P1 RSS (Spectroscopic exploration of S0 galaxies with extraordinary central concentrations of gas and dust.)

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Night Log 2014-12-17

SA: David
SO: Fred
Others: Luke (in training), Emma

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Stable, clear night of good seeing.

SAMS mirror alignment testing first ~hour

Science for the following programs:
2014-2-SCI-040 (P1): Gallagher; NGC 2369 (Superwinds in luminous starburst galaxies)
2014-2-SCI-024 (P1): Miszalski; N19 (Evolved binaries in the Magellanic Clouds)
2014-2-SCI-016 (P2): Townsend; 4U 1036-56 (Investigating the birth and evolution of X-ray binaries through their radial motion)

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Night Log 2014-12-16

SA: Hannah
SO: Fred
Others: David, Luke, Emma

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2014-2-SCI-024 P1 HRS (Evolved binaries in the Magellanic Clouds)
2014-2-SCI-040 P1 RSS (Superwinds in luminous starburst galaxies)

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Night Log 2014-12-15

SA: Hannah
SO: Fred
Others:

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2014-2-SCI-052 P1 RSS (Spectroscopic exploration of S0 galaxies with extraordinary central concentrations of gas and dust.)
2014-2-SCI-010 P2 RSS (Spectroscopic observations of the pulsating, eclipsing binary 1SWASP J050634)
2014-2-MLT-003 P4 RSS (Study, and detailed classification, of a number of proposed very cool astronomical objects)

Wet weather RSS focus tests.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Night Log 2014-12-13

SA: Hannah
SO: Fred
Others:

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SAMS testing