Thursday, June 30, 2016

Night Log 2016-06-29

SA: Brent
SO: Thea
Others: Deon, Thembela, Thobeka and family, SABC journalist


A good clear night with good seeing at the start, but worsening later on with strong winds arriving. Took some throughput engineering data, as well as data for:

2016-1-MLT-010 P0 RSS (Follow up observations of transient sources)
2016-1-SCI-044 P1 RSS (Search for symbiotic stars in a dwarf galaxy NGC6822.)
2016-1-SCI-003 P1 RSS (x2) (We are measuring radial velocities of a X-ray binary to measure its orbit.)
2016-1-SCI-002 P1 HRS (x2) (High resolution spectroscopic abundance measurements of RGBs in NGC 6681, NGC 6584 and NGC 7099)
2015-2-MLT-004 P1 RSS (Unraveling ring galaxies)
2015-2-MLT-006 P2 RSS (Characterising Strong Gravitational Lensing systems)
2015-2-MLT-002 P2 RSS (Study of the evolution of lenticular galaxies.)
2016-1-SCI-052 P3 RSS (x3) (Stars with close-in planets: are the planets losing mass? Do they stimulate stellar flares?)
2016-1-MLT-001 P3 RSS (Kinematics of Bulge Miras)
2016-1-SCI-045 P4 HRS (Chemical analysis of very evolved helium-rich stars )

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