Saturday, April 29, 2017

Night Log 2017-04-28

SA: Marissa
SO: Veronica
Others: Deneys, Enrico. Visitors (Wouter, his wife & friends). Barry & John on Skype for BVIT observation.

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A productive dark night. Two ToO observations were done simultaneous with the NuSTAR X-ray satellite.

Data taken for:
2016-2-LSP-001 P0 RSS (x2) (Observing optical counterparts of transient objects)
2017-1-SCI-026 P1 RSS (Line profile variations in RX J0622.6-2318)
2017-1-SCI-011 P1 RSS (x2) (Galaxies responsible for ultrastrong MgII absorption.)
2017-1-SCI-029 P1 RSS (Line profile variations in PKS 1020-103)
2016-2-MLT-005 P1 HRS (Investigating the chemical composition of bright star beta Pic and its nearby circumstellar material)
2017-1-MLT-010 P2 HRS (Searching for evolved binary stars with long orbital periods)
2016-2-MLT-003 P2 RSS (Obtaining spectroscopic redshifts in the CHILES field)
2016-1-MLT-005 P2 RSS (Multi-slit spectroscopy of edge-on galaxies)
2015-2-MLT-006 P3 RSS (Characterising Strong Gravitational Lensing systems)
2016-2-SCI-011 P3 BVIT (Technology demonstration of the BVIT finding SETI signals)

Friday, April 28, 2017

Night Log 2017-04-27

SA: Marissa
SO: Veronica
Others: Deneys, Enrico

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It's Freedom Day in South Africa and the telescope clearly felt it needed the day off, considering the variety of technical issues we experienced. Otherwise cloud dodging was the name of the game during the first half of the night and humidity forced us to close after midnight for 3 hours, but we still managed to get some science done.

Data taken for:
2016-2-SCI-053 P0 RSS (Classification of possible supernovae)
2016-2-SCI-037 P0 HRS (Confirmation of exoplanet candidates)
2016-2-LSP-001 P0 BVIT (Observing optical counterparts of transient objects)
2016-2-SCI-020 P1 RSS (Target of opportunity for variable AGN)
2016-1-MLT-007 P2 HRS (Observations of supernovae, near and far.)
2017-1-SCI-056 P2 RSS (Unveiling powerful hidden black holes: spectroscopy of WISE-selected obscured quasars)
2017-1-MLT-010 P2 HRS (Searching for evolved binary stars with long orbital periods)

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Night Log 2017-04-26

SA: Marissa
SO: Veronica
Others: Deneys, Enrico

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Relatively heavy rains all afternoon left us with a cloudy night and high humidity. But important monthly closed-dome calibrations were completed while we couldn't be on sky. And we are thankful for the rain, especially after such a severe drought.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Night Log 2017-04-25

SA: Rosalind
SO: Fred
Others: Deon, Deneys, Marissa for handover, Enrico, Anelisiwe, Sandiswa

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A mostly cloudy night, but we managed to get some data in between.

Data taken for:
2016-2-LSP-001 P0 RSS (Observing optical counterparts of transient objects)
2015-1-MLT-004 P0 RSS (Deriving the mass of the black holes in the core of active galaxies @romeroencarni1 @sand_dave)
2017-1-SCI-010 P3 HRS (Spectroscopic investigation of selected southern lambda Boo - type stars)
2016-2-SCI-047 P4 RSS (x2) (Monitoring the line emission in Southern Galactic Be/X-ray binaries)
2016-1-MLT-002 P4 HRS (Analysis of metallicity gradient and local chemical composition heterogeneity in the Galactic disk)

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Night Log 2017-04-24

SA: Rosalind
SO: Fred
Others: Deon, Hitesh; Preetish, Omkar (visitors of Sudhanshu); Willie and visitors

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A good night with decent seeing.

Data taken for:
2016-2-SCI-037 P0 HRS (Confirmation of exoplanet candidates)
2016-2-LSP-001 P0 RSS (Observing optical counterparts of transient objects)
2015-1-MLT-004 P0 RSS (Deriving the mass of the black holes in the core of active galaxies @romeroencarni1 @sand_dave)
2017-1-SCI-047 P1 RSS (Rotation curves of CHILES galaxies)
2016-2-SCI-002 P1 HRS (x2) (High resolution spectroscopic abundance measurements of RGBs in NGC 6584 and NGC 7099)
2017-1-MLT-001 P2 HRS (Study of long-period eclipsing binaries)
2016-1-MLT-005 P2 RSS (Multi-slit spectroscopy of edge-on galaxies)
2016-2-SCI-021 P3 RSS (Line profile variations in PKS 1020-103)
2017-1-MLT-005 P2, 2xP3 HRS (Spectroscopic investigations of Cepheids and stars belonging to open clusters and associations)
2016-2-SCI-012 P3 RSS (Observations of tidal dwarf ellipticals in the NGC5291.)
2017-1-MLT-012 P3 HRS (Detailled study of CEMP stars identified in the RAVE survey)

Monday, April 24, 2017

Night Log 2017-04-23

SA: Rosalind
SO: Fred
Others: Deon

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A mixed night with technical issues and bad seeing, deteriorating with high humidity that caused us to close for a while.

Data taken for:
2016-2-LSP-001 P0 RSS (x2) (Observing optical counterparts of transient objects)
2017-1-SCI-047 P1 RSS (x2) (Rotation curves of CHILES galaxies)
2017-1-MLT-012 HRS (2xP3, P4) (Detailed study of CEMP stars identified in the RAVE survey)
2017-1-MLT-005 (P2,P3) HRS (Spectroscopic investigations of Cepheids and stars belonging to open clusters and associations)
2016-1-MLT-003 (2xP4) RSS (Spectroscopic observations of bright RR Lyrae variables)

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Night Log 2017-04-22

SA: Rosalind
SO: Fred
Others: Deon

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Another night of good clear weather and decent seeing. Some technical glitches, but luckily didn't result in much time loss.

Data taken for:
2016-2-LSP-001 P0 RSS (x2) (Observing optical counterparts of transient objects)
2015-1-MLT-004 P0 RSS (Deriving the mass of the black holes in the core of active galaxies @romeroencarni1 @sand_dave)
2016-2-SCI-031 P0 SCAM (x3) (Measuring the light curve of asteroid Didymos)
2017-1-SCI-056 P2 RSS (x2) (Unveiling powerful hidden black holes: spectroscopy of WISE-selected obscured quasars)
2016-1-MLT-007 P2 RSS (Observations of supernovae, near and far.)
2017-1-SCI-068 P2 RSS (Connecting timescales of star formation and AGN activity in galaxies)
2017-1-MLT-005 P2 HRS (Spectroscopic investigations of Cepheids and stars belonging to open clusters and associations)
2017-1-SCI-010 P3 HRS (Spectroscopic investigation of selected southern lambda Boo - type stars)
2017-1-MLT-012 P3 HRS (Detailed study of CEMP stars identified in the RAVE survey)

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Night Log 2017-04-21

SA: Rosalind
SO: Fred
Others: Deon; Petri, Encarni and Blaise remotely

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A good night with mostly good seeing, deteriorating around 2am for a while. Some time spent on Fabry-Perot at the start of the night and a payload crash at the end of the night losing time.

Data taken for:
2016-2-SCI-053 P0 RSS (Classification of possible supernovae)
2016-2-SCI-037 P0 HRS (Confirmation of exoplanet candidates)
2015-1-MLT-004 P0 RSS (x2) (Deriving the mass of the black holes in the core of active galaxies @romeroencarni1 @sand_dave)
2016-2-MLT-004 P2 RSS (Kinematic studay of two nearby late type Galaxies from the MHONGOOSE Sample.)
2017-1-SCI-068 P2 RSS (Connecting timescales of star formation and AGN activity in galaxies)
2017-1-MLT-003 P2 RSS (Intermediate mass black holes in star-forming galaxies)
2017-1-MLT-005 P2 HRS (x3) (Spectroscopic investigations of Cepheids and stars belonging to open clusters and associations)
2016-1-MLT-007 P3 RSS (Observations of supernovae, near and far.)
2016-2-SCI-018 P3 HRS (Spectral observations of B stars with the aim of deciphering their evolutionary paths. )
2017-1-SCI-010 P3 HRS (Spectroscopic investigation of selected southern lambda Boo - type stars)
2016-2-SCI-001 P3 HRS (Measuring the masses of the stars in an eclipsing binary system.)

Friday, April 21, 2017

Night Log 2017-04-20

SA: Rosalind
SO: Fred
Others: Deon, Hitesh remotely

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Another very smooth and productive night! We did an RSS P0 slot mode observation.

Data taken for:
2016-2-LSP-001 P0 RSS (x2) (Observing optical counterparts of transient objects)
2016-2-COM-001 P1 RSS (Polarimetry test proposal)
2016-2-MLT-003 P2 RSS (Obtaining spectroscopic redshifts in the CHILES field)
2016-2-SCI-008 P2 HRS (Analyzing chemically peculiar subdwarfs and searching for the heavy-metal stars. )
2017-1-SCI-068 P2 RSS (Connecting timescales of star formation and AGN activity in galaxies)
2017-1-MLT-001 P2 HRS (Study of long-period eclipsing binaries)
2017-1-SCI-010 P3 HRS (Spectroscopic investigation of selected southern lambda Boo - type stars)
2017-1-MLT-010 P3 HRS (Searching for evolved binary stars with long orbital periods)
2017-1-MLT-012 P3 HRS (Detailled study of CEMP stars identified in the RAVE survey)
2016-2-LSP-001 P3 HRS (Observing optical counterparts of transient objects)
2017-1-MLT-005 HRS (P3x2, P2) (Spectroscopic investigations of Cepheids and stars belonging to open clusters and associations)
2016-2-SCI-047 P4 RSS (Monitoring the line emission in Southern Galactic Be/X-ray binaries)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Night Log 2017-04-19

SA: Rosalind
SO: Fred
Others: Deon

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A good start to the week - a productive night with good seeing and minimal tech time lost.

Data taken for:
2017-1-MLT-010 HRS (P3x5, P2x1) (Searching for evolved binary stars with long orbital periods)
2016-2-MLT-003 P2 RSS (Obtaining spectroscopic redshifts in the CHILES field)
2017-1-MLT-012 P3 HRS (x2) (Detailled study of CEMP stars identified in the RAVE survey)
2016-2-SCI-012 P3 RSS (Observations of tidal dwarf ellipticals in the NGC5291.)
2016-1-MLT-007 RSS (P2, P3) (Observations of supernovae, near and far.)
2016-2-SCI-017 P3 RSS (Searching for high redshift quasars for the MeerKAT Absorption Line Survey (MALS))
2016-2-SCI-034 P4 HRS (Searching for evolved binary stars with long orbital periods)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Night Log 2017-04-18

SA: Rudi
SO: Thea
Others: Stephanie, Ros (for handover), Fred (for handover), David

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A very nice night, a few minutes lost due to technical errors. Good seeing for most of the night.

Data taken for:

2016-2-MLT-005 P1 HRS (Investigating the chemical composition of bright star beta Pic and its nearby circumstellar material)
2017-1-SCI-008 P2 HRS (Investigation of variability of absorption lines due to ISM towards vela SNR. )
2016-2-MLT-003 P2 RSS (Obtaining spectroscopic redshifts in the CHILES field)
2016-2-SCI-017 P3 RSS (x2) (Searching for high redshift quasars for the MeerKAT Absorption Line Survey (MALS))
2017-1-MLT-010 P3 HRS (x3) (Searching for evolved binary stars with long orbital periods)
2016-1-MLT-007 P3 RSS (Observations of supernovae, near and far.)
2016-2-SCI-034 P3 HRS (Searching for evolved binary stars with long orbital periods)
2017-1-MLT-012 P3 HRS (x4) (Detailed study of CEMP stars identified in the RAVE survey)
2017-1-MLT-012 P4 HRS (Detailed study of CEMP stars identified in the RAVE survey)
2017-1-SCI-024 P4 RSS (Classification of rapidly varying stars)
2017-1-MLT-005 P3 HRS (Spectroscopic investigations of Cepheids and stars belonging to open clusters and associations)

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Night Log 2017-04-17

SA: Rudi
SO: Thea
Others: Stephanie, David

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A good productive night with some good seeing towards the end of the night.

Data taken for:

2017-1-SCI-008 P1 HRS (Investigation of variability of absorption lines due to ISM towards vela SNR. )
2017-1-MLT-010 P1 HRS (Searching for evolved binary stars with long orbital periods)
2017-1-MLT-010 P3 HRS (x2) (Searching for evolved binary stars with long orbital periods)
2017-1-MLT-001 P2 HRS (Study of long-period eclipsing binaries)
2017-1-MLT-012 P3 HRS (x2) (Detailled study of CEMP stars identified in the RAVE survey)
2017-1-MLT-012 P4 HRS (Detailled study of CEMP stars identified in the RAVE survey)
2017-1-MLT-005 P3 HRS (x6) (Spectroscopic investigations of Cepheids and stars belonging to open clusters and associations)
2017-1-SCI-046 P3 HRS (Study of the jet producing symbiotic star PN Sa 3-22)
2016-2-SCI-017 P3 RSS (Searching for high redshift quasars for the MeerKAT Absorption Line Survey (MALS))
2016-1-MLT-002 P4 HRS (Analysis of metallicity gradient and local chemical composition heterogeneity in the Galactic disk)
2016-2-SCI-034 P4 HRS (Searching for evolved binary stars with long orbital periods)

Monday, April 17, 2017

Night Log 2017-04-16

SA: Rudi
SO: Thea
Others: Stephanie, David

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A relatively good night, seeing was around 2.5" for most of the night though and we did have some technical issues.

Data taken for:

2017-1-SCI-008 P1 HRS (Investigation of variability of absorption lines due to ISM towards vela SNR. )
2016-2-SCI-023 P2 RSS (Confirmation and redshift determination of galaxy clusters.)
2017-1-SCI-024 P3 RSS (Classification of rapidly varying stars)
2017-1-SCI-024 P4 RSS (Classification of rapidly varying stars)
2017-1-MLT-005 P3 HRS (x3) (Spectroscopic investigations of Cepheids and stars belonging to open clusters and associations)
2016-2-SCI-017 P3 RSS (Searching for high redshift quasars for the MeerKAT Absorption Line Survey (MALS))
2016-2-MLT-005 P4 HRS (Investigating the chemical composition of bright star beta Pic and its nearby circumstellar material)
2016-2-SCI-007 P4 RSS (Looking at chromospheric emission in stars which host exoplanets)
2016-2-SCI-047 P4 RSS (Monitoring the line emission in Southern Galactic Be/X-ray binaries)
2016-2-SCI-034 P3 HRS (Searching for evolved binary stars with long orbital periods)
2016-2-SCI-034 P4 HRS (Searching for evolved binary stars with long orbital periods)
2017-1-SCI-006 P4 HRS (Spectroscopic observations of candidate massive stars associated with mid-infrared nebulae)
2016-2-SCI-008 P4 HRS (Analysing chemically peculiar subdwarfs and searching for the heavy-metal stars. )

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Night Log 2017-04-15

SA: Rudi
SO: Thea
Others: Stephanie

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A good night with clear conditions. Few minutes lost due to some technical errors, but a good night overall.

Data taken for:

2016-2-MLT-004 P2 RSS (Kinematic studay of two nearby late type Galaxies from the MHONGOOSE Sample.)
2016-2-SCI-010 P2 RSS (x2) (RINGS: The RSS Imaging spectroscopy Nearby Galaxy Survey)
2017-1-MLT-005 P3 HRS (x2) (Spectroscopic investigations of Cepheids and stars belonging to open clusters and associations)
2016-2-SCI-034 P3 HRS (Searching for evolved binary stars with long orbital periods)
2016-2-SCI-034 P4 HRS (x2) (Searching for evolved binary stars with long orbital periods)
2016-2-SCI-017 P3 RSS (Searching for high redshift quasars for the MeerKAT Absorption Line Survey (MALS))
2017-1-MLT-012 P3 HRS (Detailed study of CEMP stars identified in the RAVE survey)
2017-1-MLT-012 P4 HRS (Detailed study of CEMP stars identified in the RAVE survey)
2016-2-SCI-021 P3 RSS (Line profile variations in PKS 1020-103)
2016-1-MLT-003 P4 RSS (Spectroscopic observations of bright RR Lyrae variables)
2017-1-SCI-024 P4 RSS (x2) (Classification of rapidly varying stars)
2016-2-SCI-008 P4 HRS (Analyzing chemically peculiar subdwarfs and searching for the heavy-metal stars.)

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Night Log 2017-04-14

SA: Rudi
SO: Thea
Others: Stephanie

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Clouds and high humidity kept us closed all night. No data taken.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Night Log 2017-04-13

SA: Rudi
SO: Thea
Others: Stephanie

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A very cold night. It started off nice and clear, but the humidity forced us to close early. We did get some data though.

Data taken for:

2016-1-MLT-007 P0 RSS (Observations of supernovae, near and far.)
2017-1-MLT-005 P3 HRS (Spectroscopic investigations of Cepheids and stars belonging to open clusters and associations)
2017-1-MLT-012 P3 HRS (Detailed study of CEMP stars identified in the RAVE survey)
2016-1-MLT-002 P4 HRS (Analysis of metallicity gradient and local chemical composition heterogeneity in the Galactic disk)
2016-2-SCI-034 P4 HRS (Searching for evolved binary stars with long orbital periods)
2016-2-SCI-047 P4 RSS (Monitoring the line emission in Southern Galactic Be/X-ray binaries)

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Night Log 2017-04-12

SA: Rudi
SO: Thea
Others: Stephanie, Etienne (for dome shutter)

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A cloudy night, but we pushed through and observed the brighter targets in the queue. No technical errors tonight, but the weather kept us closed for the last half of the night.

Data taken for:

2017-1-MLT-005 P2 HRS (Spectroscopic investigations of Cepheids and stars belonging to open clusters and associations)
2017-1-MLT-001 P2 HRS (Study of long-period eclipsing binaries)
2016-1-MLT-002 P4 HRS (x2) (Analysis of metallicity gradient and local chemical composition heterogeneity in the Galactic disk)
2016-2-SCI-034 P4 HRS (x4) (Searching for evolved binary stars with long orbital periods)
2016-2-SCI-047 P4 RSS (x2) (Monitoring the line emission in Southern Galactic Be/X-ray binaries)

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Night Log 2017-04-11

SA: �ric
SO: Fred
Others: Rudi

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A very productive night, with good weather and good conditions.
We observed the following programs:
2016-2-MLT-005 P1 HRS (Investigating the chemical composition of bright star beta Pic and its nearby circumstellar material)
2016-2-SCI-002 P1 HRS (x2) (High resolution spectroscopic abundance measurements of RGBs in NGC 6584 and NGC 7099)
2017-1-MLT-001 P2 HRS (x3) (Study of long-period eclipsing binaries)
2017-1-SCI-006 P3 HRS (Spectroscopic observations of candidate massive stars associated with mid-infrared nebulae)
2017-1-MLT-010 P3 HRS (x2) (Searching for evolved binary stars with long orbital periods)
2017-1-MLT-005 P3 HRS (x5) (Spectroscopic investigations of Cepheids and stars belonging to open clusters and associations)
2016-1-MLT-002 P3 HRS (Analysis of metallicity gradient and local chemical composition heterogeneity in the Galactic disk)
2016-2-SCI-012 P3 RSS (Observations of tidal dwarf ellipticals in the NGC5291.)
2017-1-MLT-012 P3 HRS (x2) (Detailled study of CEMP stars identified in the RAVE survey)
2017-1-SCI-024 P4 RSS (x2) (Classification of rapidly varying stars)

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Night Log 2017-04-10

SA: �ric
SO: Fred
Others:

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A very productive night, with once again, reasonably good and stable conditions.
We could observe the following programs:

2016-2-SCI-002 P1 HRS (x2) (High resolution spectroscopic abundance measurements of RGBs in NGC 6584 and NGC 7099)
2017-1-MLT-012 P3 HRS (x2) (Detailled study of CEMP stars identified in the RAVE survey)
2017-1-MLT-005 P3 HRS (x4) (Spectroscopic investigations of Cepheids and stars belonging to open clusters and associations)
2017-1-MLT-010 P3 HRS (x5) (Searching for evolved binary stars with long orbital periods)
2016-1-MLT-007 P3 RSS (Observations of supernovae, near and far.)
2016-2-SCI-047 P4 RSS (x2) (Monitoring the line emission in Southern Galactic Be/X-ray binaries)

Monday, April 10, 2017

Night Log 2017-04-09

SA: �ric
SO: Fred
Others: David Buckley and colleagues (from France, Russia and India)

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A productive night, with good weather and stable conditions.
We have obtained data for:
2017-1-MLT-010 P2 HRS (x2) (Searching for evolved binary stars with long orbital periods)
2017-1-MLT-005 P3 HRS (x4) (Spectroscopic investigations of Cepheids and stars belonging to open clusters and associations)
2016-2-SCI-021 P3 RSS (Line profile variations in PKS 1020-103)
2016-2-SCI-034 P3 HRS (Searching for evolved binary stars with long orbital periods)
2016-2-SCI-018 P3 HRS (x2) (Spectral observations of B stars with the aim of deciphering their evolutionary paths. )
2017-1-MLT-012 P4 HRS (Detailled study of CEMP stars identified in the RAVE survey)

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Night Log 2017-04-08

SA: �ric
SO: Fred
Others:

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Entire night lost to weather, no data obtained.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Night Log 2017-04-07

SA: �ric
SO: Fred
Others:

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Entire night lost to weather. No data taken.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Night Log 2017-04-06

SA: �ric
SO: Fred
Others:

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A night plagged by bad weather.
We could observe only one scientific program before having to close due to the high humidity.

We have done some technical tests with one instrument for a program that will be observed later during the semester.

Data obtained for:
2016-2-SCI-047 P4 RSS (Monitoring the line emission in Southern Galactic Be/X-ray binaries)

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Night Log 2017-04-05

SA: �ric
SO: Fred
Others:

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Weather prevented us from observing for most of the night.
We could obtain data for :

2017-1-MLT-005 P2 HRS (Spectroscopic investigations of Cepheids and stars belonging to open clusters and associations)

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Night Log 2017-04-04

SA: Brent
SO: Veronica
Others: Eric, Keith

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Another good night though hampered by some technical issues. Data taken for:

2016-2-MLT-005 P1 HRS (Investigating the chemical composition of bright star beta Pic and its nearby circumstellar material)
2016-2-SCI-002 P2 HRS (x2) (High resolution spectroscopic abundance measurements of RGBs in NGC 6584 and NGC 7099)
2016-1-MLT-002 P3 HRS (Analysis of metallicity gradient and local chemical composition heterogeneity in the Galactic disk)
2016-2-SCI-026 P3 RSS (Search for new symbiotic stars)
2016-2-SCI-018 P3 HRS (Spectral observations of B stars with the aim of deciphering their evolutionary paths. )
2016-2-SCI-034 P4 HRS (x3) (Searching for evolved binary stars with long orbital periods)
2016-2-SCI-047 P4 RSS (Monitoring the line emission in Southern Galactic Be/X-ray binaries)
2016-2-SCI-007 P4 RSS (x2) (Looking at chromospheric emission in stars which host exoplanets)

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Night Log 2017-04-03

SA: Brent
SO: Veronica
Others:

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Another productive night with good seeing.
Data taken for:

2016-2-COM-001 P1 RSS (x2) (Polarimetry test proposal)
2016-2-SCI-002 P1 HRS (x2) (High resolution spectroscopic abundance measurements of RGBs in NGC 6584 and NGC 7099)
2016-2-SCI-034 P3 HRS (x4) (Searching for evolved binary stars with long orbital periods)
2016-2-SCI-017 P3 RSS (Searching for high redshift quasars for the MeerKAT Absorption Line Survey (MALS))
2016-1-MLT-003 P4 RSS (Spectroscopic observations of bright RR Lyrae variables)
2016-2-SCI-007 P4 RSS (x2) (Looking at chromospheric emission in stars which host exoplanets)
2016-2-SCI-008 P4 HRS (Analyzing chemically peculiar subdwarfs and searching for the heavy-metal stars. )
2016-2-SCI-056 P4 HRS (x2) (The search for Black Holes in binaries that will eventually merge.)

Monday, April 3, 2017

Night Log 2017-04-02

SA: Brent
SO: Veronica
Others:

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Another productive night with mostly good seeing. Data taken for:

2016-2-SCI-002 P1 HRS (x2) (High resolution spectroscopic abundance measurements of RGBs in NGC 6584 and NGC 7099)
2016-2-SCI-008 P1 HRS (Analyzing chemically peculiar subdwarfs and searching for the heavy-metal stars. )
2016-2-SCI-017 P3 RSS (x6) (Searching for high redshift quasars for the MeerKAT Absorption Line Survey (MALS))
2016-2-SCI-027 P3 RSS (Lya halo around RLQSOs.)
2016-2-SCI-012 P3 RSS (Observations of tidal dwarf ellipticals in the NGC5291.)
2016-2-SCI-026 P3 HRS (Search for new symbiotic stars)
2016-2-SCI-047 P4 RSS (x2) (Monitoring the line emission in Southern Galactic Be/X-ray binaries)
2016-2-SCI-034 P4 HRS (Searching for evolved binary stars with long orbital periods)
2016-1-MLT-002 P4 HRS (Analysis of metallicity gradient and local chemical composition heterogeneity in the Galactic disk)
2016-2-SCI-046 P4 RSS (Monitoring the X-ray bright sgB[e] stars in Magellanic Clouds cc. @astro_Liz)
2016-2-SCI-056 P4 HRS (The search for Black Holes in binaries that will eventually merge.)

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Night Log 2017-04-01

SA: Brent
SO: Veronica
Others:

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A night with consistently good seeing around 1 arcsec. A few tech issues and thin cloud throughout night, but otherwise data taken for:

2016-2-SCI-002 P1 HRS (x2) (High resolution spectroscopic abundance measurements of RGBs in NGC 6584 and NGC 7099)
2016-2-SCI-007 P1 RSS (x2) (Looking at chromospheric emission in stars which host exoplanets)
2016-2-SCI-027 P3 RSS (Lya halo around RLQSOs.)
2016-2-SCI-017 P3 RSS (x4) (Searching for high redshift quasars for the MeerKAT Absorption Line Survey (MALS))
2016-2-SCI-034 P3 HRS (x4) (Searching for evolved binary stars with long orbital periods)
2016-1-MLT-002 P4 HRS (Analysis of metallicity gradient and local chemical composition heterogeneity in the Galactic disk)
2016-1-MLT-003 P4 RSS (Spectroscopic observations of bright RR Lyrae variables)
2016-2-SCI-047 P4 RSS (Monitoring the line emission in Southern Galactic Be/X-ray binaries)

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Night Log 2017-03-31

SA: Brent
SO: Veronica
Others:

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Mixed night with variable seeing. Data taken for:

2016-1-MLT-005 P2 RSS (Multi-slit spectroscopy of edge-on galaxies)
2016-2-LSP-001 P3 RSS (Observing optical counterparts of transient objects)
2016-2-SCI-026 P3 HRS (Search for new symbiotic stars)
2016-2-SCI-034 P3 HRS (x4) (Searching for evolved binary stars with long orbital periods)
2016-2-SCI-035 P3 RSS (x2) (Unveiling powerful hidden black holes: spectroscopy of WISE-selected obscured quasars)
2016-2-SCI-001 P3 HRS (Measuring the masses of the stars in an eclipsing binary system.)
2016-1-MLT-002 P4 HRS (Analysis of metallicity gradient and local chemical composition heterogeneity in the Galactic disk)
2016-2-SCI-008 P4 HRS (Analyzing chemically peculiar subdwarfs and searching for the heavy-metal stars. )
2016-2-SCI-056 P4 HRS (The search for Black Holes in binaries that will eventually merge.)
2016-2-SCI-047 P4 RSS (x2) (Monitoring the line emission in Southern Galactic Be/X-ray binaries)