Thursday, May 23, 2019

Night Log 2019-05-22

SA: Dani��l
SO: Fred
Others: Keith

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A productive clear night with a bright moon and stable seeing.
We completed 14 blocks with a mix of priorities.

Science data taken for:
2018-2-LSP-001 P1 RSS (Observing optical counterparts of transient objects)
2019-1-SCI-022 P1 RSS (x2) (Exploring ultra-diffuse galaxies)
2019-1-COM-001 P1 SCAM (Burst-mirror throughput test )
2019-1-MLT-003 P1 HRS (A SALT survey of chemically-peculiar hot subdwarfs.)
2019-1-SCI-012 P2 RSS (Star formation histories in dusty, green-valley galaxies)
2019-1-SCI-037 P2 RSS (x2) (The role of nitrogen in pre-white dwarf pulsations)
2019-1-SCI-019 P2 RSS (x2) (Probing the outflows from quasars)
2019-1-MLT-007 P3 RSS (Probing the nature of TeV and neutrino candidate blazars)
2018-2-MLT-007 P3 HRS (x3) (Searching for evolved binary stars with long orbital periods)

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Night Log 2019-05-21

SA: Rosalind
SO: Fred
Others: Dani��l for handover, Lonwabo, Cornelius

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A productive clear night with a bright moon. We completed 15 blocks with a mix of priorities.

Science data taken for:
2019-1-MLT-003 P1 HRS (A SALT survey of chemically-peculiar hot subdwarfs.)
2018-2-LSP-001 P1 RSS (Observing optical counterparts of transient objects)
2019-1-SCI-002 P2 RSS (Measuring the properites of giant stars in close binaries that may eventually merge and explode.)
2018-2-LSP-001 P2 HRS (Observing optical counterparts of transient objects)
2019-1-MLT-004 P2 RSS (Observations of supernovae, near and far. @_sublunar_)
2019-1-SCI-020 P2 RSS (x5) (Following fast-moving stars found by Gaia. @_sublunar_ @kenjshen)
2019-1-SCI-013 P3 HRS (Metallicity of RR Lyrae)
2018-2-MLT-005 P3 RSS (Probing the winds from massive binary star supernova progenitors)
2018-2-MLT-007 P3 HRS (Searching for evolved binary stars with long orbital periods)
2019-1-MLT-003 P4 RSS (x2) (A SALT survey of chemically-peculiar hot subdwarfs.)

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Night Log 2019-05-20

SA: Rosalind
SO: Fred
Others:

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No data taken tonight due to the high humidity after the storm.

No science data taken.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Night Log 2019-05-19

SA: Rosalind
SO: Fred
Others:

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We had a smooth night, with no technical issues, though the weather was less cooperative with wind, clouds and bad seeing at times. We completed 16 blocks of low priority.

Science data taken for:
2019-1-MLT-002 P3 HRS (x2) (Spectroscopic observations of central stars of mid-infrared nebulae)
2019-1-SCI-036 P4 HRS (x3) (Spectroscopy of TESS targets)
2018-2-MLT-007 P4 HRS (x11) (Searching for evolved binary stars with long orbital periods)

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Night Log 2019-05-18

SA: Rosalind
SO: Fred
Others: Richard by phone

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We completed a large number of blocks with HRS but had a lot of technical issues tonight. Conditions were good most of the night.

Science data taken for:
2019-1-COM-002 P1 HRS (x2) (Getting the HRS tuned up for exoplanet science)
2019-1-MLT-003 P2 HRS (x2) (A SALT survey of chemically-peculiar hot subdwarfs.)
2019-1-SCI-036 P3 HRS (x2) (Spectroscopy of TESS targets)
2019-1-MLT-006 P3 HRS (x3) (Searching for new chemically peculiar stars in the southern hemisphere.)
2019-1-MLT-002 P3 HRS (Spectroscopic observations of central stars of mid-infrared nebulae)
2018-2-MLT-007 P3 HRS (x11) (Searching for evolved binary stars with long orbital periods)

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Night Log 2019-05-17

SA: Rosalind
SO: Fred
Others:

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We had quite a few technical troubles tonight and some variable seeing. We completed 19 blocks, mostly of lower priority due to the bright moon.

Science data taken for:
2019-1-MLT-003 P1 HRS (A SALT survey of chemically-peculiar hot subdwarfs.)
2019-1-MLT-008 P2 HRS (HRS monitoring of yellow symbiotic systems)
2019-1-MLT-006 P3 HRS (Searching for new chemically peculiar stars in the southern hemisphere.)
2019-1-SCI-006 P3 HRS (Investigation of variability of absorption lines due to ISM towards vela SNR. )
2018-2-MLT-005 P3 RSS (x3) (Probing the winds from massive binary star supernova progenitors)
2018-2-MLT-007 P3 HRS (x8) (Searching for evolved binary stars with long orbital periods)
2019-1-SCI-013 P3 HRS (x3) (Metallicity of RR Lyrae)
2019-1-SCI-036 P4 HRS (Spectroscopy of TESS targets)

Friday, May 17, 2019

Night Log 2019-05-16

SA: Rosalind
SO: Fred
Others:

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A smooth, productive bright night with relatively good conditions and seeing most of the night. We completed 20 blocks of mixed priority.

Science data taken for:
2018-2-LSP-001 P0 RSS (Observing optical counterparts of transient objects)
2019-1-COM-002 P1 HRS (x2) (Getting the HRS tuned up for exoplanet science)
2019-1-MLT-003 P1 HRS (x2) (A SALT survey of chemically-peculiar hot subdwarfs.)
2019-1-SCI-020 P3 RSS (x3) (Following fast-moving stars found by Gaia. @_sublunar_ @kenjshen)
2019-1-SCI-006 P3 HRS (Investigation of variability of absorption lines due to ISM towards vela SNR. )
2018-2-MLT-005 P3 RSS (x4) (Probing the winds from massive binary star supernova progenitors)
2018-2-MLT-007 P3 HRS (x7) (Searching for evolved binary stars with long orbital periods)