Thursday, September 23, 2021

Night Log 2021-09-22

SA: Rosalind
SO: Thea
Others:

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A good smooth first night back on SALT for me, although there were some clouds that closed us for a while. We observed some high priority targets amongst the seven completed blocks.

Science data taken for:
2018-2-LSP-001 P0 RSS (Observing optical counterparts of transient objects)
2021-1-MLT-007 P0 RSS (Observations of supernovae, near and far. @_sublunar_)
2018-1-MLT-005 P1 HRS (HRS observations of symbiotic stars)
2020-1-MLT-002 P1 HRS (HRS study of long-period eclipsing binaries)
2021-1-SCI-015 P3 HRS (x2) (Measuring the orbits of double white dwarfs. @_sublunar_)
2021-1-SCI-014 P4 HRS (Monitoring of Luminous Blue Variables)

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Night Log 2021-09-21

SA: Danièl
SO: Thea
Others: Bryne, Deneys, Encarni

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We had a productive night despite a few visiting gremlins.

Science data taken for:
2018-1-SCI-012 P0 HRS (Studying the spectral evolution of a blended gravitational microlensing event in the Milky Way)
2018-2-MLT-005 P1 RSS (Probing the winds from massive binary star supernova progenitors)
2021-1-MLT-001 P2 HRS (Study of central stars of circumstellar nebulae discovered with modern infrared space telescopes)
2018-2-LSP-001 P2 HRS (Observing optical counterparts of transient objects)
2021-1-SCI-013 P3 HRS (Constraining the nature of companions in massive single-lined spectroscopic binaries)
2020-1-MLT-008 P3 RSS (Obtaining redshifts for G4Jy sources - the brightest radio galaxies in the southern sky)
2021-1-SCI-014 P3 HRS (x3) (Monitoring of Luminous Blue Variables)
2021-1-MLT-003 P4 HRS (Chemically peculiar Am stars observed by TESS satellite on the southern sky.)
2020-2-SCI-042 P4 RSS (x3) (Finding young stars and their planets)
2021-1-MLT-005 P4 RSS (x2) (Tracing the history of extreme helium stars)

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Night Log 2021-09-20

SA: Danièl
SO: Thea
Others: Bryne, Eben

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We had a productive night with a few operational errors slipping in, Humidity closed us an hour early.

Science data taken for:
2018-1-MLT-005 P1 HRS (HRS observations of symbiotic stars)
2021-1-MLT-001 P2 HRS (Study of central stars of circumstellar nebulae discovered with modern infrared space telescopes)
2019-1-MLT-008 P3 HRS (HRS monitoring of yellow symbiotic systems)
2020-1-MLT-008 P3 RSS (Obtaining redshifts for G4Jy sources - the brightest radio galaxies in the southern sky)
2021-1-MLT-005 P4 RSS (Tracing the history of extreme helium stars)
2021-1-MLT-003 P4 HRS (Chemically peculiar Am stars observed by TESS satellite on the southern sky.)
2020-2-SCI-042 P4 RSS (x4) (Finding young stars and their planets)

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Monday, September 20, 2021

Night Log 2021-09-19

SA: Danièl
SO: Thea
Others:

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We had a productive night with no technical issues. Humidity closed us around 2 am.

Science data taken for:
2021-1-MLT-007 P0 RSS (Observations of supernovae, near and far. @_sublunar_)
2021-1-SCI-030 P1 HRS (RV Followup of TESS Planet Candidates)
2018-2-LSP-001 P2 RSS (Observing optical counterparts of transient objects)
2021-1-SCI-007 P3 HRS (Probing the binarity of a sample of galactic proto-planetary nebulae)
2020-1-MLT-008 P3 RSS (x2) (Obtaining redshifts for G4Jy sources - the brightest radio galaxies in the southern sky)
2021-1-MLT-003 P4 HRS (Chemically peculiar Am stars observed by TESS satellite on the southern sky.)
2021-1-MLT-005 P4 RSS (x2) (Tracing the history of extreme helium stars)
2020-2-SCI-042 P4 RSS (Finding young stars and their planets)

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Sunday, September 19, 2021

Night Log 2021-09-18

SA: Danièl
SO: Thea
Others: Bryne

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We had a productive night despite a few technical problems.

Science data taken for:
2018-1-MLT-005 P1 HRS (x2) (HRS observations of symbiotic stars)
2021-1-MLT-001 P2 HRS (Study of central stars of circumstellar nebulae discovered with modern infrared space telescopes)
2021-1-SCI-014 P3 HRS (x2) (Monitoring of Luminous Blue Variables)
2020-1-MLT-008 P3 RSS (x2) (Obtaining redshifts for G4Jy sources - the brightest radio galaxies in the southern sky)
2018-2-MLT-003 P4 RSS (Looking at chromospheric emission in stars which host exoplanets)
2020-2-SCI-042 P4 RSS (x3) (Finding young stars and their planets)
2021-1-MLT-004 P4 HRS (x2) (Long term programme: searching for new chemically peculiar stars in the southern hemisphere)
2021-1-MLT-005 P4 RSS (x2) (Tracing the history of extreme helium stars)

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Saturday, September 18, 2021

Night Log 2021-09-17

SA: Danièl
SO: Thea
Others: Deneys (for HRS)

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We had a productive night, humidity closed us with an hour to twilight.

Science data taken for:
2018-1-SCI-012 P0 RSS (Studying the spectral evolution of a blended gravitational microlensing event in the Milky Way)
2020-1-MLT-002 P1 HRS (HRS study of long-period eclipsing binaries)
2021-1-MLT-001 P2 HRS (Study of central stars of circumstellar nebulae discovered with modern infrared space telescopes)
2018-2-LSP-001 P2 HRS (Observing optical counterparts of transient objects)
2019-2-MLT-004 P2 HRS (Monitoring the line emission in Southern Galactic Be/X-ray binaries)
2020-1-MLT-008 P3 RSS (x2) (Obtaining redshifts for G4Jy sources - the brightest radio galaxies in the southern sky)
2018-2-MLT-005 P3 RSS (Probing the winds from massive binary star supernova progenitors)
2021-1-SCI-008 P3 HRS (x2) (Study of RV Tauri stars without a circumbinary disc.)
2018-2-MLT-003 P4 RSS (Looking at chromospheric emission in stars which host exoplanets)
2019-2-MLT-004 P4 RSS (Monitoring the line emission in Southern Galactic Be/X-ray binaries)
2021-1-SCI-014 P4 HRS (Monitoring of Luminous Blue Variables)
2021-1-MLT-005 P4 RSS (Tracing the history of extreme helium stars)

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Friday, September 17, 2021

Night Log 2021-09-16

SA: Danièl
SO: Thea
Others:

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We managed to observe only 3 blocks (2 taken in twilight) before humidity closed us.

Science data taken for:
2020-1-MLT-008 P3 RSS (Obtaining redshifts for G4Jy sources - the brightest radio galaxies in the southern sky)
2021-1-SCI-027 P4 RSS (x2) (Monitoring spectropolarimetric behavior of blazars)

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