Monday, March 18, 2019

Night Log 2019-03-17

SA: Rudi
SO: Thea
Others: Mark, Etienne, Paul

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The night was cut short by high humidity. We did manage to get a few blocks done before we were forced to close.

Science data taken for:
2018-2-COM-001 P1 HRS (x2) (Getting the HRS tuned up for exoplanet science)
2018-2-MLT-005 P3 RSS (x2) (Probing the winds from massive binary star supernova progenitors)
2018-2-SCI-027 P3 RSS (x2) (Following fast-moving stars found by Gaia. @_sublunar_ @kenjshen)
2018-2-MLT-004 P3 HRS (x2) (Spectroscopic investigations of Cepheids and stars belonging to Galactic open clusters)

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Night Log 2019-03-15

SA: Rudi
SO: Thea
Others:

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Another productive night with some technical problems at the end of the night.

Science data taken for:
2018-2-COM-001 P1 HRS (x2) (Getting the HRS tuned up for exoplanet science)
2018-1-MLT-005 P1 HRS (HRS observations of symbiotic stars)
2018-2-LSP-001 P2 RSS (Observing optical counterparts of transient objects)
2018-2-SCI-035 P2 RSS (Obtain low resolution spectra of two well recent novae, now in quiescence)
2018-1-MLT-009 P3 HRS (Follow-up of interesting binaries and high-order multiple systems uncovered with the Gaia-ESO Survey)
2018-2-MLT-005 P3 RSS (Probing the winds from massive binary star supernova progenitors)
2018-1-MLT-001 P3 HRS (High resolution spectroscopic observations of gamma-ray binaries.)
2018-2-SCI-033 P3 HRS ( Exploring helium stars - relics of stellar evolution and pointers to a turbulent history.)
2018-1-MLT-006 P3 RSS (Observations of supernovae, near and far. @_sublunar_)
2018-2-SCI-021 P3 HRS (HRS spectroscopy of yellow symbiotic systems)

Friday, March 15, 2019

Night Log 2019-03-14

SA: Rudi
SO: Thea
Others: Keith (engineering test at the start of the night)

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A fairly good night, started with some clouds but ended up to be a good one.

Science data taken for:
2018-2-COM-001 P1 HRS (x2) (Getting the HRS tuned up for exoplanet science)
2018-2-SCI-031 P1 RSS (Kinematics of stars & gas in early type galaxies with obscured nuclei and dusty outflows.)
2018-2-SCI-023 P2 RSS (Measuring the rotation curves of super spirals.)
2018-2-SCI-036 P2 RSS (Measuring the H-beta line profiles of compact massive starbursts )
2018-2-SCI-021 P2 HRS (x2) (HRS spectroscopy of yellow symbiotic systems)
2018-2-MLT-007 P2 HRS (Searching for evolved binary stars with long orbital periods)
2018-1-MLT-008 P3 HRS (Central stars of mid-infrared nebulae discovered with Spitzer and WISE)
2018-2-MLT-004 P3 HRS (x2) (Spectroscopic investigations of Cepheids and stars belonging to Galactic open clusters)
2018-1-MLT-009 P3 HRS (Follow-up of interesting binaries and high-order multiple systems uncovered with the Gaia-ESO Survey)

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Night Log 2019-03-12

SA: Marissa
SO: Veronica
Others: Rudi and Thea (for handover), Enrico

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Clear night with excellent seeing.

Science data taken for:
2018-2-DDT-003 P0 HRS (Studies of new heart-beating star)
2018-2-LSP-001 P0 HRS (Observing optical counterparts of transient objects)
2018-2-SCI-022 P1 RSS (Extended Lyman alpha halos around quasars)
2018-2-MLT-005 P1 RSS (Probing the winds from massive binary star supernova progenitors)
2018-2-SCI-010 P1 RSS (Understanding the nature of Irregular II galaxies.)
2018-2-COM-001 P1 HRS (x2) (Getting the HRS tuned up for exoplanet science)
2018-2-SCI-020 P2 RSS (x3) (Spectroscopic follow-up of strong gravitational lenses)
2018-2-LSP-001 P2 RSS (Observing optical counterparts of transient objects)
2018-2-SCI-005 P3 HRS (x2) (Spectroscopy of TESS targets)
2018-2-MLT-004 P3 HRS (Spectroscopic investigations of Cepheids and stars belonging to Galactic open clusters)

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Night Log 2019-03-11

SA: Marissa
SO: Veronica
Others: Enrico

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Cloudy night with variable seeing.

Science data taken for:
2018-2-SCI-031 P1 RSS (Kinematics of stars & gas in early type galaxies with obscured nuclei and dusty outflows.)
2018-2-COM-001 P1 HRS (Getting the HRS tuned up for exoplanet science)
2018-2-LSP-001 P2 RSS (Observing optical counterparts of transient objects)
2018-2-SCI-008 P2 RSS (Measuring galaxy kinematics for construction of the galaxy velocity function)
2018-1-SCI-037 P2 RSS (Reverberation mapping of active galactic nuclei.)
2018-1-MLT-008 P3 RSS (Central stars of mid-infrared nebulae discovered with Spitzer and WISE)
2017-1-MLT-004 P3 RSS (x4) (Monitoring the line emission in Southern Galactic Be/X-ray binaries)
2018-2-MLT-005 P3 RSS (Probing the winds from massive binary star supernova progenitors)
2018-2-MLT-003 P4 RSS (Looking at chromospheric emission in stars which host exoplanets)

Monday, March 11, 2019

Night Log 2019-03-10

SA: Marissa
SO: Veronica
Others: Enrico

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Night lost to weather

No science data taken.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Night Log 2019-03-09

SA: Marissa
SO: Veronica
Others: Enrico

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Night lost to weather.

No science data taken.