Sunday, May 1, 2016

Night Log 2016-04-30

SA: Petri
SO: Fred
Others: Vaisanen family, Lisa


Last night of the six month SALT observing semester 2015-2 went like
most of the semester: very well. We've beaten all sorts of records,
one of the most important one being that we completed nearly 90%
of all allocated time in this semester - this is significantly more than
ever before. Thanks everyone!

Tonight was clear with great seeing throughout. Temperature swings
in the beginning caused some difficulties, but focus and mirror
alignment stabilized later. Bit of tech.issues over the very last section
of the night, but overall very productive. Took science data for:

2015-2-DDT-004 P0 SCAM (x4) (Looking for retrograde TNOs)
2016-1-SCI-058 P1 HRS (Testing the theoretical prediction about the spin of the most massive stars in a binary system.)
2016-1-COM-001 P1 HRS (x2) (Laser Frequency Comb commissionning)
2015-2-SCI-028 P1 RSS (Confirmation and redshift determination of galaxy clusters)
2016-1-SCI-022 P1 RSS (x2) (Searching for high redshift quasars for the MeerKAT Absorption Line Survey (MALS))
2015-2-SCI-021 P2 HRS (x2) (High resolution spectroscopic abundance measurements of RGBs in NGC 6584)
2015-2-SCI-028 P3 SCAM (x2) (Confirmation and redshift determination of galaxy clusters)
2015-2-SCI-029 P3 RSS (Spectroscopy of Kepler K2 White Dwarfs)

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