Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Night Log 2016-06-27

SA: Marissa
SO: Veronica
Others: Ros (in training)

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Raining in Sutherland, entire night lost to weather.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Night Log 2016-06-26

SA: Marissa
SO: Veronica
Others: Ros (in training), Enrico

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High wind-speed kept us closed for the night.

No data taken.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Night Log 2016-06-25

SA: Marissa
SO: Veronica
Others: Ros (in training), Enrico

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Clouds and high wind. Lost more than 5 hours and had to reject several blocks.

Data taken for:

2016-1-MLT-010 P0 RSS (Follow up observations of transient sources)
2015-2-MLT-004 P1 RSS (Unraveling ring galaxies)
2016-1-SCI-003 P1 RSS (We are measuring radial velocities of a X-ray binary to measure its orbit.)
2016-1-SCI-021 P2 RSS (Measuring Galaxy Kinematics For Construction of the Velocity Function)
2016-1-SCI-060 P2 RSS (Connecting timescales of star formation and AGN activity in galaxies)
2016-1-MLT-004 P3 HRS (HRS study of hydrogen deficient stars)
2016-1-MLT-001 P3 RSS (Kinematics of Bulge Miras)
2016-1-SCI-052 P3 RSS (x2) (Stars with close-in planets: are the planets losing mass? Do they stimulate stellar flares?)
2016-1-SCI-036 P3 HRS (Study of the evolution of massive stars in our Galaxy.)
2016-1-MLT-003 P4 RSS (x2) (Spectroscopic observations of bright RR Lyrae variables)

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Night Log 2016-06-24

SA: Marissa
SO: Veronica
Others: Ros (in training), Enrico

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Cloudy the first two thirds of the night and clear but windy the rest. Amidst dodgy weather and technical issues, we still managed to take data for:

2016-1-MLT-010 P0 RSS (x2) (Follow up observations of transient sources)
2016-1-SCI-039 P1 RSS (Observing unusual binaries containing a massive blue star and a hydrogen burning white dwarf)
2016-1-SCI-058 P1 HRS (Testing the theoretical prediction about the spin of the most massive stars in a binary system.)
2016-1-SCI-034 P1 RSS (Line profile variations in PKS 2135-14)
2016-1-SCI-003 P1 RSS (x2) (We are measuring radial velocities of a X-ray binary to measure its orbit.)
2016-1-SCI-045 P3 HRS (Chemical analysis of very evolved helium-rich stars )
2016-1-MLT-001 P3 RSS (x4) (Kinematics of Bulge Miras)
2016-1-SCI-055 P3 SCAM (Studying the long-term behavior of classical novae after their eruptions)
2016-1-SCI-036 P3 HRS (Study of the evolution of massive stars in our Galaxy.)
2016-1-SCI-006 P4 HRS (Probing winds from the center of the Milky Way (@astrocrawford))
2016-1-MLT-003 P4 RSS (x3) (Spectroscopic observations of bright RR Lyrae variables)
2016-1-SCI-052 P4 RSS (Stars with close-in planets: are the planets losing mass? Do they stimulate stellar flares?)

Friday, June 24, 2016

Night Log 2016-06-23

SA: Marissa
SO: Veronica
Others: Ros (in training), Enrico

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Cloudy and windy night of which we lost approximately 5 hours to weather downtime.

Data taken for:

2015-2-MLT-004 P1 RSS (Unraveling ring galaxies)
2016-1-SCI-003 P1 RSS (We are measuring radial velocities of a X-ray binary to measure its orbit.)
2016-1-SCI-032 P1 HRS (Evolved binaries in the Magellanic Clouds)
2016-1-MLT-001 P3 RSS (x2) (Kinematics of Bulge Miras)
2016-1-SCI-052 P3 RSS (x3) (Stars with close-in planets: are the planets losing mass? Do they stimulate stellar flares?)
2016-1-MLT-002 P3 HRS (x2) (Analysis of metallicity gradient and local chemical composition heterogeneity in the Galactic disk)
2016-1-SCI-006 P4 HRS (x2) (Probing winds from the center of the Milky Way (@astrocrawford))

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Night Log 2016-06-22

SA: Marissa
SO: Veronica
Others: Ros (in training), Enrico

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Clear bright night with reasonable seeing.

Data taken for:

2015-1-MLT-004 P0 RSS (Deriving the mass of the black holes in the core of active galaxies @romeroencarni1 @sand_dave)
2016-1-SCI-003 P1 RSS (x2) (We are measuring radial velocities of a X-ray binary to measure its orbit.)
2016-1-SCI-002 P1 HRS (x2) (High resolution spectroscopic abundance measurements of RGBs in NGC 6681, NGC 6584 and NGC 7099)
2016-1-SCI-032 P1 HRS (Evolved binaries in the Magellanic Clouds)
2016-1-SCI-005 P2 RSS (Spectra of dwarf and tidal dwarf galaxies)
2016-1-SCI-036 P3 HRS (x2) (Study of the evolution of massive stars in our Galaxy.)
2016-1-MLT-003 P3 RSS (x9) (Spectroscopic observations of bright RR Lyrae variables)
2016-1-SCI-045 P4 HRS (Chemical analysis of very evolved helium-rich stars )

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Night Log 2016-06-20

SA: Alexei
SO: Thea
Others:

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=> All night lost to weather.