Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Night Log 2016-12-06

SA: Alexei
SO: Veronica
Others: Encarni, Ivan and Tamara

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=> Practically whole night was lost due to weather.

=> Some data were taken for programs:
2016-2-SCI-003 P2 HRS (Evolved binaries in the Magellanic Clouds)

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Night Log 2016-12-05

SA: Alexei
SO: Veronica
Others: Ivan Katkov, Tamara for a while

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=> Nice warm night with variable seeing from 1" to 3.5" and some technical problems.

=> Data were taken for programs:
2016-2-LSP-001 P0 RSS (Observing optical counterparts of transient objects)
2016-2-MLT-005 P1 HRS (Investigating the chemical composition of the bright star Beta Pic with it's circumstellar disk )
2016-2-SCI-003 P1 HRS (x3) (Evolved binaries in the Magellanic Clouds)
2016-1-MLT-006 P2 HRS (Orbital period search of possible binary system)
2016-2-SCI-017 P2 RSS (Searching for high redshift quasars for the MeerKAT Absorption Line Survey (MALS))
2016-1-MLT-002 P3 HRS (Analysis of metallicity gradient and local chemical composition heterogeneity in the Galactic disk)

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Night Log 2016-12-03

SA: Alexei
SO: Veronica
Others: Ivan Katkov, Tamara for a while

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=> Entire night lost to bad weather

=> HRS tests were done

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Night Log 2016-12-02

SA: Alexei
SO: Veronica
Others: Ivan Katkov, Tamara for while

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=> Clear dark night with good enough seeing.

=> Data were taken for programs:
2016-2-DDT-003 P0 RSS (Imaging polarimetry of a peculiar supernova)
2016-2-SCI-024 P1 SCAM (Dark energy and the expansion rate of the Universe from quasar monitoring.)
2016-2-SCI-017 P1 RSS (Searching for high redshift quasars for the MeerKAT Absorption Line Survey (MALS))
2016-2-SCI-003 P1 HRS (Evolved binaries in the Magellanic Clouds)
2016-2-SCI-033 P2 HRS (Measuring physical parameters of early-type systems in the LMC)
2016-1-MLT-006 P2 HRS (Orbital period search of possible binary system)

Friday, December 2, 2016

Night Log 2016-12-01

SA: Alexei
SO: Veronica
Others: Ivan Katkov, Tamara

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=> Relatively clear dark night with unstable seeing. Seeing started from moderate values, started to be very good around midnight and grows again to the end of the night.

=> Data were taken for programs:
2016-2-DDT-003 P0 RSS (Imaging polarimetry of a peculiar supernova)
2016-2-SCI-024 P1 SCAM (Dark energy and the expansion rate of the Universe from quasar monitoring.)
2016-2-SCI-036 P2 RSS (Measuring the distance to low surface brightness galaxies)
2016-2-SCI-017 P2 RSS (x3) (Searching for high redshift quasars for the MeerKAT Absorption Line Survey (MALS))
2016-1-MLT-006 P2 HRS (x2) (Orbital period search of possible binary system)
2016-2-SCI-026 P2 RSS (Search for new symbiotic stars)

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Night Log 2016-11-30

SA: Alexei
SO: Veronica
Others: Ivan Katkov, Tamara for a while

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=> Stable, clear night with moderate seeing.

=> Data were taken for programs:
2016-2-LSP-001 P2 RSS (Observing optical counterparts of transient objects)
2016-2-SCI-009 P2 RSS (x2) (Spectroscopy of K2 White Dwarfs)
2016-2-SCI-033 P2 HRS (Measuring physical parameters of early-type systems in the LMC)
2016-1-MLT-006 P2 HRS (Orbital period search of possible binary system)
2016-2-SCI-036 P2 RSS (Measuring the distance to low surface brightness galaxies)
2016-2-SCI-038 P2 RSS (Identifying galaxies in massive clusters in the early Universe)
2016-2-SCI-017 P2 RSS (x2) (Searching for high redshift quasars for the MeerKAT Absorption Line Survey (MALS))

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Night Log 2016-11-29

SA: Marissa
SO: Fred
Others: Alexei for handover. Ivan Katkov. Enrico. Petri & the Chinese delegation.

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Much excitement with the Chinese delegation visiting tonight. A clear night with variable seeing resulted in us taking data for:
2016-2-COM-001 P1 RSS (Polarimetry test proposal)
2016-1-MLT-008 P1 RSS (Redshift measurements of distant massive ACT galaxy clusters)
2016-2-SCI-024 P1 SCAM (Dark energy and the expansion rate of the Universe from quasar monitoring.)
2016-2-LSP-001 P2 RSS (Observing optical counterparts of transient objects)
2016-1-MLT-006 P2 HRS (Orbital period search of possible binary system)
2016-1-MLT-002 P3 HRS (Analysis of metallicity gradient and local chemical composition heterogeneity in the Galactic disk)