Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Night Log 2014-07-29

SA: Paul
SO: Fred
Others: Encarni, Solene

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- a very long night of hit and miss. had to reject a number of observations due to various reasons. conditions were clear and photometric.

- obtained data for the following programs:

2014-1-RSA_OTH-018 P1 RSS (Tracing the History of the Dark Matter Substructures in Abell 3827)
2014-1-IUCAA_UW-001 P1 RSS (x2) (Probing the absorption line variability in quasar outflows)
2014-1-UNC-001 P1 RSS (Emission line kinematics of RESOLVE galaxies for tracing dark matter)
2014-1-UKSC-002 P1 HRS (High time resolution spectroscopic study of chemically peculiar Ap stars)
2014-1-RU-003 P2 RSS (Investigating the H alpha Emission of a Bow Shock in SN1006)
2014-1-RSA-005 P2 RSS (x2) (Determining the fraction of Luminous Red Galaxies in merging pairs)

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Night Log 2014-07-28

SA: Paul
SO: Fred
Others: Martin for a little while. Ettienne

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- It was a clear and photometric night with good seeing. We could not take advantage of the conditions unfortunately, had a number of technical issues.

- we managed to obtain data for the following programs:

2014-1-RSA_OTH-003 P1 RSS (x2) (Investigating the activity in the not-red-and-dead brightest cluster galaxies)
2014-1-RSA_OTH-018 P1 RSS (Tracing the History of the Dark Matter Substructures in Abell 3827)
2014-1-IUCAA_UW-001 P1 RSS (Probing the absorption line variability in quasar outflows)
2014-1-HET_OTH-001 P2 RSS (Follow-up spectroscopy of recently discovered supernova explosions)
2014-1-IUCAA_UKSC_RSA-001 P2 RSS (Studying X-ray binaries in supernovae)

Monday, July 28, 2014

Night Log 2014-07-27

SA: Paul
SO: Fred
Others:

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- did not open due to high humidity.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Night Log 2014-07-26

SA: Paul
SO: Fred
Others:

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- Did not open due to rainy and wet conditions.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Night Log 2014-07-25

SA: Paul
SO: Fred
Others:

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- Did not open tonight. Had strong winds, cloudy conditions and some snow.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Night Log 2014-07-24

SA: Paul
SO: Fred
Others:

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- opened for a short while at the beginning of the night, but had to close due to high humidity and strong winds.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Night Log 2014-07-23

SA: Paul
SO: Fred
Others:

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- a long and productive night. we had thin clouds for most of the night which interfered with our inefficiency in getting guidance set up quickly. the seeing was >2'' the whole night.

- obtained data for the following programs:

- 2014-1-AMNH-003 P1 SCAM [Studying the long-term behavior of classical novae after their eruptions]
- 2014-1-RSA-005 P2 RSS [Determining the fraction of Luminous Red Galaxies in merging pairs]
- 2014-1-RSA_OTH-004 P2 RSS [Measuring dark matter in clusters using the brightest cluster galaxies]
- 2014-1-DC-006 P0 RSS [Classification of possible supernovae]
- 2014-1-DC-001 P2 HRS [Gravitational redshifts in planetary nebulae and white dwarfs and spectra of dwarf galaxies]
- 2014-1-RSA_OTH-004 P2 RSS [Measuring dark matter in clusters using the brightest cluster galaxies]
- 2014-1-RSA_OTH-003 x2 P1 RSS [Investigating the activity in the not-red-and-dead brightest cluster galaxies]