Thursday, April 17, 2014

Night Log 2014-04-16

SA: Paul
SO: Veronica
Others: Lisa, Luke, Eric

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- a clear night with relatively high humidity. the seeing was bad for the first half or so of the night which made some observations difficult.

- we obtained data for the following programs:
- 2013-2-RSA_OTH-003 (spectroscopy of candidate Luminous Blue Variable (cLBV) stars) x3 P2
- 2014-1-RSA-003 (spectroscopy of ultracool dwarfs stars and brown dwarfs) x2 P3
- 2013-2-RSA-003 (long slit spectroscopy of a gamma-ray binary system) P1
- 2013-2-GU-001 (studying the continuum and emission-line profile variations in a Seyfert I galaxy) P1
- 2013-2-DC_RSA-001 (a Target of Opportunity (ToO) observation of a supernova) P0
- 2013-2-RSA_OTH_UKSC-003 (monitoring the H-alpha emission line of a Be/X-ray binary) P4

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Night Log 2014-04-15

SA: Hannah
SO: Thea
Others: Steve C, Lisa, Eric, Paul, Amanda, Andy, Luke

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No observations due to wet weather.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Night Log 2014-04-14

SA: Hannah
SO: Thea
Others:

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No observations due to wet weather.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Night Log 2014-04-13

SA: Hannah
SO: Thea
Others: Steve C, Eddy, Lisa, Luke

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A cloudy night in the Karoo.

2013-2-RSA_DC_OTH-001 (Reverberation mapping with SALT) P2
TOO-RUSN-PSNJ1157

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Night Log 2014-04-12

SA: Hannah
SO: Thea
Others: Steve C, Luke

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2013-2-RSA-005 (Radial velocity monitoring of two Wolf-Rayet nuclei of planetary nebulae) P3
2013-2-RSA_OTH-003 (Confirming the LBV status of spectroscopically selected candidate LBV stars) P2
2013-2-RSA_POL-001 (In search of missing Galactic symbiotic stars) P4
2013-2-RSA_OTH_UKSC-003 (Mass transfer in Be X-ray binaries) P4
2013-2-HET-004 (Searching for low mass stars in Ruprecht 147) P2
2013-2-UC-002 (Abundance studies of evolved stars of globular clusters using Multi-Object Spectroscopy) P2
2013-2-UKSC-007 (SALT RSS observations of Luminous Red Novae) P3
2013-2-RSA_OTH-003 (Confirming the LBV status of spectroscopically selected candidate LBV stars) P3

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Night Log 2014-04-11

SA: Hannah
SO: Thea
Others: Janus, Steve C, Lisa, Luke

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Twelve spectroscopic observations on a bright night that started out cloudy. Observer got her MOS wings - MOS acquisition time down to 15 minutes. :)

2013-2-RSA_OTH_UKSC-003 (Mass transfer in Be X-ray binaries) P4
2013-2-AMNH-002 (Scavenging in the Deep End) P4
2013-2-RSA_POL-001 (In search of missing Galactic symbiotic stars) P4
2013-2-RSA_OTH-003 (Confirming the LBV status of spectroscopically selected candidate LBV stars) P2
2013-2-IUCAA_UW-001 (Investigating FeLoBAL/LoBAL Variability Constraints from Multi Year Monitoring) P3
2013-2-UC-002 (Abundance studies of evolved stars of globular clusters using Multi-Object Spectroscopy) P2
2013-2-RU-004 (Investigating the H alpha Emission of a Bow Shock in SN1006) P2

Friday, April 11, 2014

Night Log 2014-04-10

SA: Hannah
SO: Thea
Others: Janus, Lisa, Steve C

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A bright night of engineering tests, long-slit and multi-object spectroscopy and "Scavenging in the Deep End".