Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Night Log 2016-09-27

SA: Petri
SO: Veronica
Others: Marissa, Enrico

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Night lost to high humidity. Sub-zero temperatures, got
some snow too. It was summer two days ago?
No science data taken.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Night Log 2016-09-26

SA: Petri
SO: Veronica
Others:

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Whole night lost to high humidity and later clouds. No science.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Night Log 2016-09-25

SA: Petri
SO: Veronica
Others: Jonathan for a while, Marissa on skype for BVIT

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Another full night with good conditions. However, this time had
a few technical niggles as well, lost a bit more than an hour to
these. We also made use of the perfectly clear and
photometric conditions to spend time on engineering tests for
the system throughput. On top of that still had time for many
science observations, data taken for:

2016-1-SCI-022 P1,P2 RSS (x4) (Searching for high redshift quasars for the MeerKAT Absorption Line Survey (MALS))
2016-1-MLT-008 P1 RSS (Redshift measurements of distant massive ACT galaxy clusters)
2016-1-SCI-061 P1 RSS (x2) (Study of ionized gas in galaxies where the centers are obscured by dust.)
2016-1-SCI-034 P1 RSS (Line profile variations in PKS 2135-14)

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Night Log 2016-09-24

SA: Petri
SO: Veronica
Others: Minna and group of friends

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Another productive night, with super-excellent seeing in the
beginning and the last hours of the night, and clear and dry
throughout. Lost all of 3 mins for problems, so lots of science:

2016-1-SCI-011 P1 RSS (Dark energy and the expansion rate of the Universe from quasar monitoring.)
2016-1-SCI-060 P1 RSS (x2) (Connecting timescales of star formation and AGN activity in galaxies)
2016-1-SCI-022 P1 RSS (x6) (Searching for high redshift quasars for the MeerKAT Absorption Line Survey (MALS))
2016-1-SCI-061 P1 RSS (Study of ionized gas in galaxies where the centers are obscured by dust.)
2016-1-MLT-008 P1 RSS (x2) (Redshift measurements of distant massive ACT galaxy clusters)
2016-1-SCI-044 P2 RSS (Search for symbiotic stars in a dwarf galaxy NGC6822.)
2016-1-SCI-024 P2 HRS (Hunting for Ultra-Metal Poor stars: a quest to find the first generation of stars)

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Night Log 2016-09-23

SA: Petri
SO: Veronica
Others:

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The smoothest of sailing. Excellent seeing in stable and dry
and dark and clear conditions all night. No problems at all.. almost.
Science delivered for, hopefully, happy customers
who ordered observations on these interesting topics:

2016-1-SCI-018 P0 RSS (SALT spectroscopic follow-up of type Ia supernovae for investigations of the nature of dark energy)
2016-1-SCI-022 P1 RSS (Searching for high redshift quasars for the MeerKAT Absorption Line Survey (MALS))
2016-1-SCI-011 P1 RSS (Dark energy and the expansion rate of the Universe from quasar monitoring.)
2016-1-SCI-044 P1 RSS (Search for symbiotic stars in a dwarf galaxy NGC6822.)
2016-1-SCI-061 P1 RSS (Study of ionized gas in galaxies where the centers are obscured by dust.)
2016-1-MLT-008 P1 RSS (x3) (Redshift measurements of distant massive ACT galaxy clusters)
2016-1-MLT-006 P2 HRS (Orbital period search of possible binary system)
2016-1-MLT-010 P2 RSS (Follow up observations of transient sources)

Friday, September 23, 2016

Night Log 2016-09-22

SA: Petri
SO: Veronica
Others: Keith

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Clear conditions in the beginning with mediocre seeing. Used it
for a couple of science targets and some on-sky engineering,
but humidity unfortunately forced us to close after 9.30pm already.

2016-1-SCI-049 P1 RSS (Confirmation and redshift determination of galaxy clusters)
2016-1-MLT-001 P3 RSS (Kinematics of Bulge Miras)

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Night Log 2016-09-21

SA: Petri
SO: Veronica
Others:

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Excellent seeing in clear conditions until midnight, when humidity
forced us to close. Did some engineering tests before that,
as well as science, and even pretty pictures, for:

2016-1-MLT-007 P0 RSS (Observations of supernovae, near and far.)
2016-1-SCI-058 P1 HRS (Testing the theoretical prediction about the spin of the most massive stars in a binary system.)
2016-1-MLT-001 P3 RSS (Kinematics of Bulge Miras)