Saturday, September 23, 2017

Night Log 2017-09-22

SA: Rudi
SO: Fred
Others:

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The night was cut short with high humidity and ridge cloud. We managed to get some data at the start of the night.

Data taken for:

2017-1-SCI-043 P3 HRS (verifying the Planetary Nebula Luminosity Function)
2016-2-MLT-005 P4 HRS (x2) (Investigating the chemical composition of bright star beta Pic and its nearby circumstellar material)
2017-1-SCI-049 P4 HRS (Searching for new symbiotic stars)

Friday, September 22, 2017

Night Log 2017-09-21

SA: Rudi
SO: Fred
Others:

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The entire night was lost to clouds. No data taken.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Night Log 2017-09-20

SA: Rudi
SO: Fred
Others: Spider Willy at TimDIMM

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A rather unstable night with not so good seeing. We were clouded out for the first half of the night.

Data taken for:

2016-2-MLT-005 P1 HRS (Investigating the chemical composition of bright star beta Pic and its nearby circumstellar material)
2017-1-SCI-058 P3 HRS (Studying the composition of Binary stars to estimate their ages)
2017-1-MLT-001 P4 HRS (Study of long-period eclipsing binaries)
2017-1-SCI-010 P4 HRS (Spectroscopic investigation of selected southern lambda Boo - type stars)
2017-1-SCI-041 P4 HRS (HRS spectra to characterize stars that are periodically eclipsed by very low mass stars)
2017-1-MLT-010 P4 HRS (x2) (Searching for evolved binary stars with long orbital periods)

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Night Log 2017-09-19

SA: Alexei
SO: Veronica
Others: Rudi and Fred for handover, spider Willy at TimDIMM...

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=> Very unstable night with heavy clouds from the evening, rising humidity and very bad seeing up 7". We were closed by humidity finally.

=> Some data were taken for programs:
2017-1-SCI-043 P3 HRS (verifying the Planetary Nebula Luminosity Function)
2016-2-MLT-005 P4 HRS (Investigating the chemical composition of bright star beta Pic and its nearby circumstellar material)
2017-1-MLT-005 P4 HRS (Spectroscopic investigations of Cepheids and stars belonging to open clusters and associations)
2017-1-SCI-025 P4 HRS (Determining the period of a multi-periodic pulsating binary system.)
2017-1-MLT-001 P4 HRS (x2) (Study of long-period eclipsing binaries)
2017-1-MLT-010 P4 HRS (x3) (Searching for evolved binary stars with long orbital periods)
2017-1-SCI-058 P4 HRS (Studying the composition of Binary stars to estimate their ages)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Night Log 2017-09-18

SA: Alexei
SO: Veronica
Others: Keith from the evening. Tamara for a while. Spider Willy at TimDIMM

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=> Very stable night with very good seeing, but mostly with some cirrus and thin clouds. Many very high priority targets were observed.

=> Data were taken for programs:
2017-1-SCI-034 P1 RSS (Measuring Galaxy Kinematics For Construction of the Velocity Function)
2017-1-MLT-007 P1 RSS (x2) (The goal of this project is to understand how Type Ia Supernovae explode)
2017-1-SCI-031 P1 SCAM (Deep Halpha imaging of old Nova Shells)
2017-1-SCI-039 P2 HRS (x2) (The extent of the circumgalactic medium at z ~ 3.7)
2017-1-SCI-067 P2 HRS (HRS LR-mode spectra of lithium in NGC6822 AGB stars. )
2017-1-SCI-057 P2 HRS (Spectroscopic observations of 5 new massive star candidates for characterisation purposes.)
2017-1-MLT-001 P2 HRS (Study of long-period eclipsing binaries)
2016-2-MLT-005 P4 HRS (Investigating the chemical composition of bright star beta Pic and its nearby circumstellar material)

Monday, September 18, 2017

Night Log 2017-09-17

SA: Alexei
SO: Veronica
Others: Spider Willy at TimDIMM. Eben for some hours to check humidity limit.

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=> Very unstable night with bad seeing. Humidity grows and closed us about midnight and drop down after while.

=> Data were taken for programs:
2016-2-LSP-001 P0 SCAM (Observing optical counterparts of transient objects)
2017-1-SCI-040 P1 RSS (Probing the winds from massive binary star supernova progenitors)
2017-1-SCI-038 P1 HRS (HRS observations of symbiotic stars)
2017-1-MLT-011 P2 HRS (x2) (Studying the spectra of a new type of X-ray binaries)
2017-1-SCI-011 P3 RSS (Galaxies responsible for ultrastrong MgII absorption.)
2017-1-SCI-056 P3 RSS (Unveiling powerful hidden black holes: spectroscopy of WISE-selected obscured quasars)
2017-1-SCI-031 P4 HRS (Deep Halpha imaging of old Nova Shells)
2017-1-MLT-001 P4 HRS (Study of long-period eclipsing binaries)
2017-1-MLT-010 P4 HRS (Searching for evolved binary stars with long orbital periods)
2017-1-SCI-058 P4 HRS (Studying the composition of Binary stars to estimate their ages)

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Night Log 2017-09-16

SA: Alexei
SO: Veronica
Others: SALT-spider Willy at TimDIMM, Tamara for a while

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=> Practically the whole night was lost due to heavy clouds and high humidity. We observed less than two hours from the evening before were closed by weather.

=> Data were taken for programs:
2017-1-SCI-011 P3 RSS (Galaxies responsible for ultrastrong MgII absorption.)
2017-1-SCI-006 P4 HRS (Spectroscopic observations of candidate massive stars associated with mid-infrared nebulae)