Thursday, October 19, 2017

Night Log 2017-10-18

SA: Brent
SO: Fred
Others:

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Mostly bad seeing due to the leftovers of a cold front and closed with cloud around 2:50 am.

Science data taken for:
2017-1-MLT-014 P1 RSS (Measuring redshifts for galaxies in the MeerKAT LADUMA survey)
2017-1-MLT-010 P3 HRS (x6) (Searching for evolved binary stars with long orbital periods)
2017-1-SCI-030 P3 RSS (x2) (Target of opportunity for variable AGN)
2017-2-SCI-023 P3 RSS (x3) (White Dwarfs in the K2 survey)
2017-1-SCI-026 P3 RSS (Line profile variations in RX J0622.6-2318)
2017-1-SCI-058 P4 HRS (Studying the composition of Binary stars to estimate their ages)
2016-2-MLT-005 P4 HRS (x2) (Investigating the chemical composition of bright star beta Pic and its nearby circumstellar material)

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Night Log 2017-10-17

SA: Alexei
SO: Veronica
Others: Brent for handover, Tamara for a while

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=> Very stable night with good seeing. Make a lot observations of the high priority.

Science data taken for:
2017-1-SCI-002 P1 RSS (x3) (Studying the growth of supermassive black holes with spectropolarimetry)
2017-1-SCI-068 P2 RSS (x2) (Connecting timescales of star formation and AGN activity in galaxies)
2017-1-SCI-056 P2 RSS (Unveiling powerful "hidden" black holes: spectroscopy of WISE-selected obscured quasars)
2017-1-SCI-011 P3 RSS (x3) (Galaxies responsible for ultrastrong MgII absorption.)
2017-1-MLT-001 P4 HRS (Study of long-period eclipsing binaries)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Night Log 2017-10-16

SA: Alexei
SO: Veronica
Others: Tamara for a while

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=> No any observations for the reason of very bad weather. Cold front came. High humidity and heavy clouds.

No science data taken.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Night Log 2017-10-15

SA: Alexei
SO: Veronica
Others: Tamara for a while

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=> Heavy clouds and high humidity. We were able to make only one observations before were closed by humidity.

Science data taken for:
2017-1-SCI-049 P3 RSS (x2) (Searching for new symbiotic stars)

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Night Log 2017-10-14

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

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=> Very unstable night with humidity jumping from 30% to 70% some times and field of clouds coming several times. Moderate seeing. Were closed by humidity at about one hour before morning twilight.


Science data taken for:
2016-2-LSP-001 P0 RSS (x2) (Observing optical counterparts of transient objects)
2017-1-SCI-009 P1 RSS (Dark energy and the expansion rate of the Universe from quasar monitoring.)
2016-2-MLT-005 P1 HRS (x2) (Investigating the chemical composition of bright star beta Pic and its nearby circumstellar material)
2017-1-SCI-009 P1 SCAM (Dark energy and the expansion rate of the Universe from quasar monitoring.)
2017-1-SCI-068 P2 RSS (x2) (Connecting timescales of star formation and AGN activity in galaxies)
2017-1-MLT-001 P4 HRS (Study of long-period eclipsing binaries)
2017-1-MLT-010 P4 HRS (x4) (Searching for evolved binary stars with long orbital periods)

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Night Log 2017-10-13

SA: Alexei
SO: Veronica
Others: Tamara for a while

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=> Very unstable night with extremely bad seeing during first half and much better seeing during second half.

Science data taken for:
2017-1-SCI-001 P1 RSS (Velocity dispersion measurements in SAGE0536AGN)
2017-1-SCI-044 P1 RSS (Looking at chromospheric emission in stars which host exoplanets)
2017-1-SCI-002 P1 RSS (x2) (Studying the growth of supermassive black holes with spectropolarimetry)
2017-1-SCI-065 P2 RSS (Spectro-polarimetric study of a selected gamma-ray Seyfert galaxies)
2017-1-SCI-068 P2 RSS (Connecting timescales of star formation and AGN activity in galaxies)
2017-1-SCI-030 P3 RSS (Target of opportunity for variable AGN)
2017-1-SCI-011 P3 RSS (Galaxies responsible for ultrastrong MgII absorption.)
2016-2-LSP-001 P3 RSS (x4) (Observing optical counterparts of transient objects)
2017-1-MLT-001 P4 HRS (Study of long-period eclipsing binaries)
2017-1-MLT-010 P4 HRS (x2) (Searching for evolved binary stars with long orbital periods)

Friday, October 13, 2017

Night Log 2017-10-12

SA: Alexei
SO: Veronica
Others: Tamara for a while

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=> Very unstable night with clear sky but ugly seeing. We were closed by humidity at about midnight.

Science data taken for:
2017-1-SCI-065 P2 RSS (Spectro-polarimetric study of a selected gamma-ray Seyfert galaxies)
2017-1-SCI-068 P2 RSS (Connecting timescales of star formation and AGN activity in galaxies)
2017-1-MLT-004 P4 RSS (x2) (Monitoring the line emission in Southern Galactic Be/X-ray binaries)
2017-1-SCI-058 P4 HRS (x2) (Studying the composition of Binary stars to estimate their ages)
2017-1-MLT-010 P4 HRS (x4) (Searching for evolved binary stars with long orbital periods)
2016-2-MLT-005 P4 HRS (x2) (Investigating the chemical composition of bright star beta Pic and its nearby circumstellar material)