Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Night Log 2014-09-29

SA: Paul
SO: Veronica
Others: Martin, Keith, Eric, Ockert, Francois

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- again, opened for a short while before we had to close due to high humidity.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Night Log 2014-09-28

SA: Paul
SO: Veronica
Others:

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- was open for a short while at the beginning of the night, but we were forced to close due to high humidity and ridge cloud.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Night Log 2014-09-27

SA: Paul
SO: Veronica
Others:

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- did not open due to rain, cloud and high humidity.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Night Log 2014-09-26

SA: Paul
SO: Veronica
Others:

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- not a succesful night of observing.
- we started late due to technical issues and struggled to get good mirror alignments. by the time we were ready to get observations underway we had to close due to high humidity.

- managed to get one target observed and did some engineering work as well.
- obtained data for:
2014-1-POL-001 P1 HRS (Searching for circumbinary planets)

Friday, September 26, 2014

Night Log 2014-09-25

SA: Paul
SO: Veronica
Others: Ockert, Francois, Eric, Luke

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- spent time on engineering tests for the edge sensors as well as other engineering observations.
- had photometric conditions with good to fair seeing.
- HRS was back online tonight.

- obtained data for the following programs:
2014-1-RSA_HET_OTH-001 P0 SCAM (SPIRITS Optical Follow-up)
2014-1-POL-001 P1 HRS (x2) (Searching for circumbinary planets)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Night Log 2014-09-24

SA: Paul
SO: Veronica
Others: Francois, Ockert, Johnathan

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- the red arm of HRS is not operational yet, therefore, all the HRS data taken tonight is blue detector only.

- had clear and photometric conditions for the whole evening. the seeing was variable and ranged from 1.1'' to 2.5''. had various small technical issues.

- obtained data for the following programs:

2014-1-RSA_HET_UKSC_OTH-001 P0 SCAM (Observe the accretion disc as a white dwarf, neutron star or black hole gobbles up a companion.)
2014-1-POL-001 P2 HRS (Searching for circumbinary planets)
2014-1-AMNH-005 P4 SCAM (Studying the long-term behavior of classical novae after their eruptions)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Night Log 2014-09-23

SA: Petri
SO: Thea
Others: Paul, Eric, Luke, Steve P., Abi Saha

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Lost the night to thunderstorms and clouds