Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Night Log 2016-05-16

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


=> The second evening we did not align mirror because new SAMS is working. And mirror is in brilliant shape after it was aligned 48h ago!

=> And mirror is in brilliant shape in the morning - after it was aligned 58h ago!

=> The good night with high humidity, but very stable conditions and very good seeing during the whole night.

=> Data were taken for the following science programs:
2016-1-MLT-010 P0 RSS (Follow up observations of transient sources)
2016-1-COM-002 P1 RSS (Commissioning RSS-FP-HR on an old nova shell)
2016-1-SCI-062 P1 RSS (x2) (Study of the kinematic connection between halo and disc gas in galaxies)
2016-1-SCI-061 P2 RSS (x2) (Study of ionized gas in galaxies where the centers are obscured by dust.)
2016-1-SCI-012 P2 HRS (Revealing evolved massive stars with Spitzer, WISE and SALT)
2016-1-SCI-006 P2 HRS (Probing winds from the center of the Milky Way (@astrocrawford))
2016-1-SCI-022 P2 RSS (x2) (Searching for high redshift quasars for the MeerKAT Absorption Line Survey (MALS))
2016-1-SCI-010 P2 HRS (Fundamental parameters of detatched eclipsing binaries)
2016-1-MLT-003 P3 RSS (x2) (Spectroscopic observations of bright RR Lyrae variables)
2016-1-MLT-002 P3 HRS (x2) (Analysis of metallicity gradient and local chemical composition heterogeneity in the Galactic disk)

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