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Night Reports

Night reports should be written for every PESSTO night, even if the telescope is not opened due to bad weather. Record the relevant information here, you can look at previous night reports to see the sort of information you should include. The format is free and you can chose, but make sure you give all information you think useful.  Make sure you do the following :

Night Reports


  1. Record at the top of the night report whether or not the night was photometric - based on no visible clouds at start and end of night and no sign of any during the night. The latter can be difficult to judge, but if you record night as photometric then ensure you saw no sign of cloud during the night on the satellite images, or through reflected moonlight or sharp drop in expected count rates.
  2. Send a message to alerts@pessto.org to let them know that a night report has been posted
  3. To create a new page, go to "Insert" and "Link", type in the page name in "Sites page" in the pop up window. Then click on create page at the bottom right.


December 2017

Night report 2017-12-15
Night report 2017-12-14
Night report 2017-12-13
Night report 2017-12-12

April 2017

Night report 2017-04-23
Night report 2017-04-22
Night report 2017-04-21
Night report 2017-04-17
Night report 2017-04-16
Night report 2017-04-15

March 2017

Night report 2017-03-25
Night report 2017-03-24
Night report 2017-03-23

Night report 2017-03-07
Night report 2017-03-06

Night report 2017-03-05

February 2017

Night report 2017-02-26
Night report 2017-02-25
Night report 2017-02-24
Night report 2017-02-19
Night report 2017-02-18
Night Report 2017-02-17

January 2017

Night Report 2017-02-06
Night Report 2017-02-05
Night Report 2017-02-04
Night Report 2017-02-03
Night Report 2017-01-27
Night Report 2017-01-26
Night Report 2017-01-25
Night Report 2017-01-19
Night Report 2017-01-18
Night Report 2017-01-17
Night Report 2017-01-16
Night Report 2017-01-05
Night Report 2017-01-04
Night Report 2017-01-03

December 2016

Night Report 2016-12-28
Night Report 2016-12-27
Night Report 2016-12-26
Night Report 2016-12-21
Night Report 2016-12-20
Night Report 2016-12-19
Night Report 2016-12-18
Night Report 2016-12-17

November 2016

Night Report 2016-12-02
Night Report 2016-12-01
Night Report 2016-11-30
Night Report 2016-11-27
Night Report 2016-11-26
Night Report 2016-11-25
Night Report 2016-11-21
Night Report 2016-11-20
Night Report 2016-11-19
Night Report 2016-11-18
Night Report 2016-11-17
Night Report 2016-11-06
Night Report 2016-11-05
Night Report 2016-11-04
Night Report 2016-11-03
Night Report 2016-11-02
Night Report 2016-11-01

October 2016

Night Report 2016-10-23
Night Report 2016-10-22
Night Report 2016-10-21
Night Report 2016-10-20
Night Report 2016-10-10
Night Report 2016-10-09
Night Report 2016-10-08
Night Report 2016-10-04
Night Report 2016-10-03
Night Report 2016-10-02

September 2016

July / August 2016

Night Report 2016-08-08
Night Report 2016-08-07
Night Report 2016-08-06
Night Report 2016-08-02
Night Report 2016-08-01
Night Report 2016-07-31
Night Report 2016-07-30
Night Report 2016-07-26
Night Report 2016-07-25

Night Report 2016-07-24


April 2016

Night Report 2016-04-15
Night Report 2016-04-14
Night Report 2016-04-13
Night Report 2016-04-12
Night Report 2016-04-11
Night Report 2016-04-10
Night Report 2016-04-09
Night Report 2016-04-05
Night Report 2016-04-04
Night Report 2016-04-03

March 2016

Night Report 2016-03-08
Night Report 2016-03-07
Night Report 2016-03-06

February 2
016

Night Report 2016-02-25
Night Report 2016-02-24
Night Report 2016-02-23
Night Report 2016-02-22
Night Report 2016-02-17
Night Report 2016-02-16
Night Report 2016-02-15
Night Report 2016-02-14
Night Report 2016-02-13
Night Report 2016-02-12
Night Report 2016-02-06
Night Report 2016-02-05
Night Report 2016-02-04

January 2016

Night Report 2016-01-29
Night Report 2016-01-28
Night Report 2016-01-27
Night Report 2016-01-26
Night Report 2016-01-17
Night Report 2016-01-16
Night Report 2016-01-15
Night Report 2016-01-08
Night Report 2016-01-07
Night Report 2016-01-06
Night Report 2016-01-02
Night Report 2016-01-01

December 2015

Night report 2015-12-31
Night Report 2015-12-18
Night Report 2015-12-17
Night Report 2015-12-16
Night Report 2015-12-15
Night Report 2015-12-12
Night Report 2015-12-11
Night Report 2015-12-10
Night Report 2015-12-05
Night Report 2015-12-04
Night Report 2015-12-03
Night Report 2015-12-02

November 2015

Night Report 2015-11-23
Night Report 2015-11-22
Night Report 2015-11-21
Night Report 2015-11-18
Night Report 2015-11-17
Night Report 2015-11-16
Night Report 2015-11-10
Night Report 2015-11-09
Night Report 2015-11-08
Night Report 2015-11-07

October 2015

September 2015

Night report 2015-09-22
Night report 2015-09-21
Night report 2015-09-20
Night Report 2015-09-15
Night Report 2015-09-14
Night Report 2015-09-13
Night Report 2015-09-06
Night Report 2015-09-05
Night Report 2015-09-04

August 2015

Night Report 2015-08-20
Night Report 2015-08-19
Night Report 2015-08-18
Night Report 2015-08-14
Night Report 2015-08-13
Night Report 2015-08-12
Night Report 2015-08-09
Night Report 2015-08-08
Night Report 2015-08-07
Night Report 2015-08-0

April 2015

Night Report 2015-04-27
Night Report 2015-04-26
Night Report 2015-04-25
Night Report 2015-04-18
Night Report 2015-04-17
Night Report 2015-04-16
Night Report 2015-04-12
Night Report 2015-04-11
Night Report 2015-04-10
Night Report 2015-04-09
Instructions for classification priority for April 2015 (last month of PESSTO for the season)

March 2015

Night Report 2015-03-19
Night Report 2015-03-13
Night Report 2015-03-12
Night Report 2015-03-11
Night Report 2015-03-10


February 2015


January 2015



December 2014

Night Report 2014-12-29
Night Report 2014-12-28
Night Report 2014-12-27

Night Report 2014-12-22
Night Report 2014-12-21
Night Report 2014-12-20



October 2014




September 2014


August / September 2014



During Aug 19-23, Simon Hodgkin is observing with NTT+EFOSC2 for verification of early Gaia Alerts. They used some time for classifying some transients from ground based surveys, taking targets from the PESSTO marshal.  Copies of the night reports (relevant for PESSTO related classifications/follow-up) are here for reference. 
GAIA time - night report - 2014-08-20
GAIA time - night report - 2014-08-19




April / May 2014





February / March 2014

Night report 2014-03-10

Night report 2014-03-09

Night report 2014-03-08

Night report 2014-03-07

Night report 2014-03-01

Night report 2014-02-28

Night report 2014-02-27


Night report 2014-02-22

Night report 2014-02-21

Night report 2014-02-20

Night report 2014-02-19


January / February 2014

Night report 2014-02-07

Night report 2014-02-06

Night report 2014-02-05

Night report 2014-01-31

Night report 2014-01-30

Night report 2014-01-29

Night report 2014-01-25

Night Report 2014-01-24

Night report 2014-01-23

Night report 2014-01-22




October 2013


Night report page - 20131007

July/August 2013



Night report page - 20130726

April 2013


March 2013




February 2013


January 2013


December 2012

Night report page - 20121211
Night report page - 20121206
Night report page - 20121205
Night report page - 20121204
Night report page - 20121203

November 2012

Night report page - 20121122
Night report page - 20121121
Night report page - 20121120
Night report page - 20121114
Night report page - 20121113
Night report page - 20121112
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Night report page - 20121106
Night report page - 20121105
Night report page - 20121104

October 2012

Night report page - 20121022
Night report page - 20121021
Night report page - 20121020
Night report page - 20121016
Night report page - 20121015
Night report page - 20121014
Night report page - 20121009
Night report page - 20121008
Night report page - 20121007
Night report page - 20121006

September 2012

Night report page - 20120925
Night report page - 20120924
Night report page - 20120923
Night report page - 20120922
Night report page - 20120917
Night report page - 20120916
Night report page - 20120915
Night report page - 20120909
Night report page - 20120908
Night report page - 20120907
Night report page - 20120906

August 2012

Night report page - 20120826
Night report page - 20120825
Night report page - 20120824
Night report page - 20120818
Night report page - 20120817
Night report page - 20120816
Night report page - 20120810
Night report page - 20120809
Night report page - 20120808
Night report page - 20120807
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