Thursday, December 13, 2018

Night Log 2018-12-12

SA: Encarni
SO: Thea
Others: Dan��l, Hitesh at the beginning for mirror alignment, The Potters, Moses, Stephen H, Lisa, Craig

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Good clear night - observed a number of targets for various proposals.
Lost 15 minutes due to high humidity, but overall a very good night.


Science data taken for:
2018-2-LSP-001 P0 HRS (Observing optical counterparts of transient objects)
2018-2-LSP-001 P0 RSS (x2) (Observing optical counterparts of transient objects)
2018-1-MLT-004 P1 RSS (Dark energy and the expansion rate of the Universe from quasar monitoring.)
2018-1-MLT-007 P1 HRS (x2) (Physical parameters determination for a Cepheid in an eclipsing binary system.)
2018-2-MLT-005 P2 RSS (Probing the winds from massive binary star supernova progenitors)
2018-2-SCI-006 P2 HRS (Measuring the interstellar abundance of lithium in the Large Magellanic Cloud)
2018-2-MLT-006 P2 RSS (Study of unclassified extragalactic NuSTAR serendipitous sources)

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Night Log 2018-12-11

SA: Rosalind
SO: Thea
Others: Encarni, Dani��l for handover, Petri and Minna

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A smooth night with a number of high priority targets observed.

Science data taken for:
2018-2-LSP-001 P0 RSS (x2) (Observing optical counterparts of transient objects)
2018-2-SCI-014 P1 SCAM (The search for shells around novae in the Large Magellanic Cloud)
2018-2-SCI-035 P1 RSS (Obtain low resolution spectra of two well recent novae, now in quiescence)
2018-2-SCI-027 P2 RSS (Following fast-moving stars found by Gaia. @_sublunar_ @kenjshen)
2018-1-MLT-007 P2 HRS (Physical parameters determination for a Cepheid in an eclipsing binary system.)
2018-2-SCI-006 P2 HRS (Measuring the interstellar abundance of lithium in the Large Magellanic Cloud)
2017-1-MLT-003 P2 RSS (x2) (Intermediate mass black holes in star-forming galaxies)

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Night Log 2018-12-10

SA: Rosalind
SO: Thea
Others:

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A productive night with many high priority blocks completed in good conditions.


Science data taken for:
2018-2-SCI-031 P1 RSS (Kinematics of stars & gas in early type galaxies with obscured nuclei and dusty outflows.)
2018-2-SCI-014 P1 SCAM (The search for shells around novae in the Large Magellanic Cloud)
2018-2-SCI-035 P1 RSS (Obtain low resolution spectra of two well recent novae, now in quiescence)
2017-2-MLT-004 P1 RSS (Galaxy pairs in the Hubble Frontier Fields)
2017-2-MLT-001 P1 RSS (Spectral survey of candidate unusual nearby void dwarfs)
2018-1-MLT-004 P1 SCAM (Dark energy and the expansion rate of the Universe from quasar monitoring.)
2018-2-SCI-017 P2 RSS (x2) (Characterising pulsating stars @dlhwp)
2017-1-MLT-003 P2 RSS (Intermediate mass black holes in star-forming galaxies)

Monday, December 10, 2018

Night Log 2018-12-09

SA: Rosalind
SO: Thea
Others:

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We observed a few high priority blocks before having to close due to high humidity and cloud.

Science data taken for:
2018-1-MLT-012 P0 HRS (Spectral monitoring of supposed Be+WD binaries)
2017-2-MLT-004 P1 RSS (Galaxy pairs in the Hubble Frontier Fields)
2018-2-SCI-014 P1 SCAM (The search for shells around novae in the Large Magellanic Cloud)

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Night Log 2018-12-08

SA: Rosalind
SO: Thea
Others:

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We managed to observe 5 blocks, mostly of high priority, before closing due to high humidity. There were a few technical niggles with the guiders.

Science data taken for:
2018-2-LSP-001 P0 RSS (Observing optical counterparts of transient objects)
2018-2-SCI-016 P1 HRS (roAp binaries @dlhwp)
2018-1-MLT-007 P1 HRS (Physical parameters determination for a Cepheid in an eclipsing binary system.)
2018-1-MLT-012 P1 HRS (Spectral monitoring of supposed Be+WD binaries)
2018-2-SCI-025 P3 HRS (A homogeneous sample of RR Lyrae)

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Night Log 2018-12-07

SA: Rosalind
SO: Thea
Others:

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Entire night lost to bad weather - no data taken.

No science data taken.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Night Log 2018-12-06

SA: Rosalind
SO: Thea
Others: Polish visitors from 1.9m and Solaris, Thembela and visitors from UNISA

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The whole night was lost to rainy weather.

No science data taken.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Night Log 2018-12-05

SA: Rosalind
SO: Thea
Others:

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Most of the night was lost to cloudy weather. We only accepted a P0 and P3 at the start of the night.

Science data taken for:
2018-2-LSP-001 P0 RSS (Observing optical counterparts of transient objects)
2017-1-MLT-004 P3 RSS (Monitoring the line emission in Southern Galactic Be/X-ray binaries)

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Night Log 2018-12-04

SA: ��ric
SO: Fred
Others: Ros for handover

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A productive night with good weather conditions. We observed a wide variety of targets.

Science data taken for:
2018-2-LSP-001 P0 RSS (x3) (Observing optical counterparts of transient objects)
2018-1-MLT-007 P1 HRS (Physical parameters determination for a Cepheid in an eclipsing binary system.)
2018-2-SCI-014 P1 SCAM (The search for shells around novae in the Large Magellanic Cloud)
2017-2-SCI-052 P1 RSS (Spectroscopic confirmation of high-redshift radio galaxy candidates)
2018-2-SCI-006 P2 HRS (Measuring the interstellar abundance of lithium in the Large Magellanic Cloud)

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Night Log 2018-12-03

SA: ��ric
SO: Fred
Others:

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All night lost to weather.

No science data taken.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Night Log 2018-12-02

SA: ��ric
SO: Fred
Others:

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A productive night, with good weather conditions and no technical issues.

Science data taken for:
2018-2-LSP-001 P0 RSS (x3) (Observing optical counterparts of transient objects)
2018-1-SCI-041 P1 RSS (Confirmation and redshift determination of galaxy clusters.)
2018-2-MLT-007 P2 HRS (Searching for evolved binary stars with long orbital periods)
2018-2-SCI-006 P2 HRS (x2) (Measuring the interstellar abundance of lithium in the Large Magellanic Cloud)
2018-2-LSP-001 P2 HRS (Observing optical counterparts of transient objects)

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Night Log 2018-12-01

SA: ��ric
SO: Fred
Others:

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A Productive night, with good weather conditions that allowed us to observe many high priority targets.

Science data taken for:
2018-2-LSP-001 P0 RSS (x4) (Observing optical counterparts of transient objects)
2018-2-SCI-014 P1 SCAM (The search for shells around novae in the Large Magellanic Cloud)
2018-2-SCI-006 P2 HRS (x3) (Measuring the interstellar abundance of lithium in the Large Magellanic Cloud)
2018-2-MLT-007 P4 HRS (x2) (Searching for evolved binary stars with long orbital periods)

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Night Log 2018-11-30

SA: ��ric
SO: Fred
Others:

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A productive night, with good weather conditions and no technical issues.
We have observed a set of high priority targets throughout the night

Science data taken for:
2018-2-LSP-001 P0 RSS (Observing optical counterparts of transient objects)
2018-2-SCI-027 P1 RSS (Following fast-moving stars found by Gaia. @_sublunar_ @kenjshen)
2018-2-SCI-008 P1 RSS (Measuring galaxy kinematics for construction of the galaxy velocity function)
2018-2-SCI-006 P1 HRS (x3) (Measuring the interstellar abundance of lithium in the Large Magellanic Cloud)
2018-2-MLT-007 P2 HRS (Searching for evolved binary stars with long orbital periods)
2018-2-SCI-007 P3 HRS (Metal-Poor Subdwarfs for Stellar Modeling Calibration)