Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Night Log 2017-11-21

SA: Marissa
SO: Fred
Others: Encarni (for handover), Stephen Hulme. Visitors: Stella Kafka, Michel Dennefeld, Emma Longstaff, Matt Burleigh, Steven Bloemen.

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Freezing night with high humidity and clouds. Eventually it started snowing in the early morning.

No science data taken.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Night Log 2017-11-20

SA: Marissa
SO: Fred
Others: Stephen and Clare Hulme

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Cloudy night.

Science data taken for:
2017-2-SCI-057 P3 RSS (x2) (For this specific proposal we proposed three galaxies to be observed.)

Monday, November 20, 2017

Night Log 2017-11-19

SA: Marissa
SO: Fred
Others:

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Cloudy night with reasonable seeing. Almost 3 hours lost to a technical issue.

Science data taken for:
2016-2-LSP-001 P0 RSS (Observing optical counterparts of transient objects)
2017-1-MLT-014 P1 RSS (Measuring redshifts for galaxies in the MeerKAT LADUMA survey)
2017-2-SCI-046 P1 RSS (Searching interacting binaries with compact objects in the smallest and oldest galaxies)
2017-2-SCI-027 P2 HRS (Measuring the orbits of double white dwarfs.)
2017-2-SCI-030 P3 HRS (Metal-Poor Subdwarfs for Stellar Modeling Calibration)
2017-1-MLT-012 P3 HRS (Detailled study of CEMP stars identified in the RAVE survey)

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Night Log 2017-11-18

SA: Marissa
SO: Fred
Others: David Buckley & 8 Russians

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Clear moonless night with variable seeing.

Science data taken for:
2017-2-SCI-049 P0 RSS (SALT spectroscopic follow-up of supernova candidates for further investigations of dark energy)
2017-1-MLT-014 P1 RSS (Measuring redshifts for galaxies in the MeerKAT LADUMA survey)
2017-2-SCI-051 P1 RSS (spectroscopic identification of ultra compact binary candidates)
2017-2-SCI-034 P1 RSS (Lya halos around QSOs)
2017-2-SCI-009 P1 RSS (Searching for galaxies associated with strong Mg II absorbers.)
2017-2-MLT-001 P1 RSS (qSpectral survey of candidate unusual nearby void dwarfs)
2017-2-SCI-026 P1 RSS (Study of late-time supernovae spectra)
2017-2-SCI-056 P2 RSS (Measuring Galaxy Kinematics For Construction of the Velocity Function)
2017-2-MLT-006 P2 HRS (x2) (Studying the composition of Binary stars to estimate their ages)
2017-2-SCI-041 P2 HRS (A homogeneous sample of RR Lyrae)

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Night Log 2017-11-17

SA: Marissa
SO: Fred
Others:

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Very cloudy night with reasonable seeing.

Science data taken for:
2017-2-SCI-051 P1 RSS (spectroscopic identification of ultra compact binary candidates)
2017-2-MLT-006 P2 HRS (Studying the composition of Binary stars to estimate their ages)
2017-2-SCI-041 P2 HRS (x2) (A homogeneous sample of RR Lyrae)
2017-2-SCI-001 P2 RSS (Line profile variations in RX J0622.6-2318)
2017-2-SCI-019 P2 RSS (x2) (Studying newly-identified Irregular Variable Stars)
2017-2-SCI-056 P2 RSS (Measuring Galaxy Kinematics For Construction of the Velocity Function)
2017-2-SCI-006 P2 RSS (Gas dynamics in NGC300 and NGC4945)
2017-1-MLT-004 P4 RSS (Monitoring the line emission in Southern Galactic Be/X-ray binaries)

Friday, November 17, 2017

Night Log 2017-11-16

SA: Marissa
SO: Fred
Others:

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Clear night with variable seeing.

Science data taken for:
2017-2-SCI-041 P1 HRS (x3) (A homogeneous sample of RR Lyrae)
2016-2-MLT-005 P1 HRS (Investigating the chemical composition of bright star beta Pic and its nearby circumstellar material)
2017-2-SCI-051 P1 RSS (spectroscopic identification of ultra compact binary candidates)
2017-2-SCI-022 P1 HRS (x2) (Measuring the interstellar abundance of lithium in the Large Magellanic Cloud)
2017-2-SCI-056 P2 RSS (Measuring Galaxy Kinematics For Construction of the Velocity Function)
2017-2-SCI-050 P2 RSS (Observing candidate misaligned active galactic nuclei for redshift determination and classification.)

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Night Log 2017-11-15

SA: Marissa
SO: Fred
Others:

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Night lost to weather.

No science data taken.