Monday, May 29, 2017

Night Log 2017-05-28

SA: Marissa
SO: Veronica
Others: Enrico

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A clear night with reasonable though variable seeing.

Data taken for:
2017-1-SCI-050 P1 RSS (Identifying and studying galaxy winds, outflows and ionized gas that is outside of galaxy disks.)
2017-1-SCI-054 P1 RSS (x2) (A kinematic study of extraplanar gas in spiral galaxies with a range of SFRs)
2017-1-SCI-008 P1 HRS (Investigation of variability of absorption lines due to ISM towards vela SNR. )
2017-1-SCI-012 P1 RSS (Time resolved spectroscopy of a new red back: a transitional accreting millisec pulsar)
2017-1-SCI-034 P2 RSS (Measuring Galaxy Kinematics For Construction of the Velocity Function)
2017-1-SCI-053 P2 RSS (x3) (Study of unclassified extragalactic NuSTAR serendipitous sources)
2017-1-SCI-011 P2 RSS (Galaxies responsible for ultrastrong MgII absorption.)
2017-1-MLT-008 P2 RSS (Using Halpha emission to measure chromospheric variability on the coolest stars. )
2016-2-LSP-001 P3 RSS (Observing optical counterparts of transient objects)
2017-1-MLT-003 P3 RSS (Intermediate mass black holes in star-forming galaxies)
2017-1-MLT-004 P4 RSS (Monitoring the line emission in Southern Galactic Be/X-ray binaries)

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Night Log 2017-05-27

SA: Marissa
SO: Veronica
Others: Enrico

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Night cut short by high humidity just before midnight, but we got back on sky after 3:30 a.m.

Data taken for:
2017-1-SCI-040 P0 RSS (x2) (Probing the winds from massive binary star supernova progenitors)
2017-1-SCI-005 P0 RSS (Classification of possible supernovae)
2017-1-SCI-002 P1 RSS (Studying the growth of supermassive black holes with spectropolarimetry)
2017-1-SCI-012 P1 RSS (Time resolved spectroscopy of a new red back: a transitional accreting millisec pulsar)
2017-1-MLT-003 P2 RSS (Intermediate mass black holes in star-forming galaxies)
2017-1-MLT-001 P2 HRS (Study of long-period eclipsing binaries)
2017-1-SCI-034 P2 RSS (x2) (Measuring Galaxy Kinematics For Construction of the Velocity Function)
2017-1-SCI-053 P2 RSS (Study of unclassified extragalactic NuSTAR serendipitous sources)
2017-1-SCI-068 P2 RSS (Connecting timescales of star formation and AGN activity in galaxies)
2017-1-MLT-004 P4 RSS (Monitoring the line emission in Southern Galactic Be/X-ray binaries)

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Night Log 2017-05-26

SA: Marissa
SO: Veronica
Others: Enrico

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Had time for just one observation before high humidity forced us to close.

Data taken for:
2017-1-MLT-001 P2 HRS (Study of long-period eclipsing binaries)

Friday, May 26, 2017

Night Log 2017-05-25

SA: Marissa
SO: Veronica
Others: Enrico. Daniel & Domenique for a tour.

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Night lost to high humidity.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Night Log 2017-05-24

SA: Marissa
SO: Veronica
Others: Enrico

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Thin clouds but excellent seeing on this dark night.

Data taken for:
2017-1-SCI-054 P1 RSS (x2) (A kinematic study of extraplanar gas in spiral galaxies with a range of SFRs)
2017-1-MLT-001 P2 HRS (x2) (Study of long-period eclipsing binaries)
2017-1-SCI-052 P2 HRS (Measuring the orbits of double white dwarfs.)
2017-1-MLT-008 P2 RSS (Using Halpha emission to measure chromospheric variability on the coolest stars. )
2015-2-MLT-006 P2 RSS (Characterising Strong Gravitational Lensing systems)
2017-1-MLT-010 P2 HRS (x2) (Searching for evolved binary stars with long orbital periods)
2017-1-SCI-055 P2 RSS (Identifying galaxies in massive clusters in the early Universe)
2017-1-SCI-068 P2 RSS (x3) (Connecting timescales of star formation and AGN activity in galaxies)
2017-1-SCI-044 P3 RSS (Looking at chromospheric emission in stars which host exoplanets)
2017-1-SCI-056 P3 RSS (Unveiling powerful hidden black holes: spectroscopy of WISE-selected obscured quasars)
2017-1-SCI-025 P3 HRS (Determining the period of a multi-periodic pulsating binary system.)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Night Log 2017-05-23

SA: Alexei
SO: Thea
Others: Marissa for handover, Tamara for a while

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=> Night with very strong wind, which closed us at about midnight.

=> Data were taken for programs:
2016-2-LSP-001 P0 RSS (Observing optical counterparts of transient objects)
2017-1-SCI-034 P1 RSS (x4) (Measuring Galaxy Kinematics For Construction of the Velocity Function)
2017-1-SCI-040 P1 RSS (Probing the winds from massive binary star supernova progenitors)
2017-1-SCI-068 P2 RSS (Connecting timescales of star formation and AGN activity in galaxies)

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Night Log 2017-05-22

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

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=> Dark night with good and moderate seeing and thin clouds most of the night.

=> Data were taken for programs:
2016-2-LSP-001 P0 RSS (x2) (Observing optical counterparts of transient objects)
2017-1-SCI-016 P1 RSS (Lyman alpha halos around newly found z>3 QSOs)
2017-1-SCI-040 P1 RSS (Probing the winds from massive binary star supernova progenitors)
2017-1-SCI-002 P1 RSS (x2) (Studying the growth of supermassive black holes with spectropolarimetry)
2015-2-MLT-006 P1 RSS (x2) (Characterising Strong Gravitational Lensing systems)
2017-1-MLT-003 P2 RSS (x2) (Intermediate mass black holes in star-forming galaxies)
2017-1-SCI-011 P2 RSS (Galaxies responsible for ultrastrong MgII absorption.)
2017-1-SCI-056 P3 RSS (x2) (Unveiling powerful hidden black holes: spectroscopy of WISE-selected obscured quasars)
2017-1-SCI-058 P4 HRS (Studying the composition of Binary stars to estimate their ages)