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Night Report 2016-1-2

Observing: Robert Firth, Chris Frohmaier, Georgios Dimitriadis
Support Team: Southampton
TAT: Joe Anderson, Kate Maguire
DAT: The discerning astronomer’s alternative to TXT

All following times in UT

Night NOT photometric

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Weather conditions
Start of night: Thin clouds in the South
Middle of the night: Clear skies
End of night: Clear Skies

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Calibrations
Evening: PESSTO_Calib, SOFI_Flat_JHK, SOFI_specFlats, SOFI_specArcs
Morning: PESSTO_bias, PESSTO_Sky_FF_UVi, PESSTO_calib

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Science

--SOFI--

- 00:20 UT: Checking Image quality, DIMM seeing 0.8”

- 00:35 UT: Follow-up: PS15cww, BG, seeing 0.8"


- 01:20 UT: Telluric standard for PS15cww: Hip24336, seeing 0.7”


- 01:25 UT: SOFI flux Standard: GD 71, BG, seeing 0.7”


- 01:45 UT: Follow-up: PS15cww, JHK, seeing 0.7”


- 03:00 UT: Follow-up: Ogle15xl, JHK, seeing 0.7”


- 04:10 UT: Follow-up: SN2015F, JHK, seeing 0.8”


- 05:33 UT: Update on SN2015F: Point sources becoming elongated in images (astigmatism) - all of J band done, and 22 of 28 H band images. We run image analysis and then resume K band. K band images look good.


- 06:50 UT: Switching to EFOSC2


--EFOSC2--


- 07:00 UT: Standard: L745a, seeing 0.8”


- 07:15 UT: Classification: ASSASN-15uq, SN Type Ia at peak, seeing 0.8”


- 07:30 UT: Classification: PS15drg, SN Type Ia at peak, seeing 0.9”


- 07:55 UT: Classification: PS15dqt, SN Type Ia at peak, seeing 0.9"


- 08:05 UT: Follow-upPSNJ12080010+1944267, gr13, 1x900s, seeing 0.9"

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