Thursday, October 6, 2022

Night Log 2022-10-05

SA: Rosalind
SO: Veronica
Others:

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A smooth night with fairly good conditions, enabling us to observe 13 blocks with a mix of priorities.

Science data taken for:
2022-1-COM-002 P1 HRS (Commissioning Data for HRS @dlhwp)
2021-2-MLT-005 P1 HRS (x2) (Monitoring the activity of Be/X-ray binaries in the southern hemisphere)
2022-1-SCI-009 P3 HRS (Cosmic dance of massive triple)
2021-1-MLT-005 P3 RSS (x2) (Tracing the history of extreme helium stars)
2021-2-MLT-005 P3 RSS (Monitoring the activity of Be/X-ray binaries in the southern hemisphere)
2022-1-SCI-022 P4 RSS (Building a sample of AGN-dust dominated galaxies)
2021-2-MLT-003 P4 RSS (Tracking Accretion Flows via BLR Emission in Changing-Look Active Galactic Nuclei)
2021-2-MLT-001 P4 RSS (x2) (Unravelling the gas and stellar kinematics of nearby starbursts and LIRGs)
2020-2-SCI-042 P4 RSS (Finding young stars and their planets)
2018-2-MLT-005 P4 RSS (Probing the winds from massive binary star supernova progenitors)

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Night Log 2022-10-04

SA: Moses
SO: Thea
Others: NASA team working on Prime Detector, Ros (for handover)

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We had clear skies and good seeing for most of the night, and were able to observe many blocks of mixed priority and some engineering tests.

Science data taken for:
2022-1-MLT-005 P1 RSS (Constraining galaxy cluster merger geometries and timescales)
2021-2-MLT-005 P2 HRS (Monitoring the activity of Be/X-ray binaries in the southern hemisphere)
2022-1-SCI-008 P2 RSS (Archeology of the nearby possibly lopsided galaxy NGC 247 with discrete tracers)
2020-1-MLT-008 P3 RSS (Obtaining redshifts for G4Jy sources - the brightest radio galaxies in the southern sky)
2022-1-SCI-017 P3 RSS (Evaluating galaxy cluster member candidates behind the Large Magellanic Cloud)
2021-1-MLT-005 P3 RSS (x2) (Tracing the history of extreme helium stars)
2021-2-MLT-003 P4 RSS (Tracking Accretion Flows via BLR Emission in Changing-Look Active Galactic Nuclei)
2021-2-MLT-001 P4 RSS (x2) (Unravelling the gas and stellar kinematics of nearby starbursts and LIRGs)
2022-1-SCI-022 P4 RSS (Building a sample of AGN-dust dominated galaxies)

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Night Log 2022-10-03

SA: Moses
SO: Thea
Others: Danièl, Janus

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We managed to observe one science block and do some engineering tests. Then humidity closed us for the rest of the night.

Science data taken for:
2018-2-MLT-005 P4 RSS (Probing the winds from massive binary star supernova progenitors)

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Monday, October 3, 2022

Night Log 2022-10-02

SA: Moses
SO: Thea
Others:

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We enjoyed a night of clear skies and good seeing. We managed to observe many low to high priority blocks and some engineering tests.

Science data taken for:
2022-1-MLT-005 P1 RSS (Constraining galaxy cluster merger geometries and timescales)
2022-1-MLT-004 P2 RSS (Observations of supernovae, near and far. @_sublunar_)
2022-1-SCI-020 P2 RSS (Revealing Physical Properties of Emission-Line Galaxies at z<0.4.)
2020-1-MLT-008 P3 RSS (Obtaining redshifts for G4Jy sources - the brightest radio galaxies in the southern sky)
2018-2-MLT-005 P4 RSS (Probing the winds from massive binary star supernova progenitors)
2021-2-MLT-001 P4 RSS (x3) (Unravelling the gas and stellar kinematics of nearby starbursts and LIRGs)

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Sunday, October 2, 2022

Night Log 2022-10-01

SA: Moses
SO: Thea
Others: Bryne, Jonathan (remotely)

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The seeing was very good and the sky stayed clear for the second half of the night, so we managed to observe many high and low priority blocks, including a decent number of MOS blocks.

Science data taken for:
2022-1-MLT-005 P1 RSS (Constraining galaxy cluster merger geometries and timescales)
2022-1-SCI-016 P1 RSS (Study of the galaxies that produces strong MgII absorption in the spectra of the background quasars)
2022-1-SCI-020 P1 RSS (x2) (Revealing Physical Properties of Emission-Line Galaxies at z<0.4.)
2020-1-MLT-008 P3 RSS (x3) (Obtaining redshifts for G4Jy sources - the brightest radio galaxies in the southern sky)
2021-2-MLT-005 P3 RSS (Monitoring the activity of Be/X-ray binaries in the southern hemisphere)
2021-2-MLT-001 P4 RSS (Unravelling the gas and stellar kinematics of nearby starbursts and LIRGs)
2018-2-MLT-005 P4 RSS (Probing the winds from massive binary star supernova progenitors)

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Saturday, October 1, 2022

Night Log 2022-09-30

SA: Moses
SO: Thea
Others:

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We observed many medium to high priority blocks despite a few technical issues and some thick clouds.

Science data taken for:
2022-1-SCI-020 P1 RSS (x2) (Revealing Physical Properties of Emission-Line Galaxies at z<0.4.)
2022-1-COM-002 P1 HRS (x3) (Commissioning Data for HRS @dlhwp)
2022-1-DDT-003 P1 RSS (Optical Spectroscopy of a Gamma-ray Emitting Galaxy Merger with Bent Relativistic Jets)
2020-1-MLT-008 P3 RSS (Obtaining redshifts for G4Jy sources - the brightest radio galaxies in the southern sky)
2021-2-MLT-005 P3 RSS (x2) (Monitoring the activity of Be/X-ray binaries in the southern hemisphere)
2018-2-MLT-005 P4 RSS (Probing the winds from massive binary star supernova progenitors)

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Friday, September 30, 2022

Night Log 2022-09-29

SA: Moses
SO: Thea
Others: Bryne

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Lost the whole night due to bad weather - thick clouds.

No science data taken.

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