Night report 2015-12-31

Observing: Robert Firth, Chris Frohmaier, Georgios Dimitriadis

Support Team: Southampton

TAT: Joe Anderson, Kate Maguire

BAT: Small flying mammal

FAT: Too many La Silla Ice Creams

At NOB to meet TO at 16:00

Met TO at 17:00 - EFOSC2 setup request wan't received - they have had some system downtime. Hopefully get sorted to start with some high priority classifications.

All following times in UT.

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Weather conditions

Start of night: Band of low clouds moving in from the South West

Middle of the night: Some clouds above us

End of night: Clear sky

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Calibrations

Evening:

(Due to time lost due to issue mentioned above - unable to do full PESSTO_calib - do dome flats in morning. EDIT: Did all of PESSTO calib in the end, had enough time)

- EFOSC2_SpecArc, EFOSC2_FlatSpec

Morning:

- EFOSC2_SpecArc, EFOSC2_FlatSpec, EFOSC2_bias

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Science

--EFOSC2--

Image analysis

- 00:30 UT

Classification: ASASSN-15us

- 00:41 UT, seeing ~1.1"

- Normal Type Ia, few days past peak.

Classification: ASASSN-15ut

- 00:52 UT, seeing ~1.1"

- Match to 91T-like Ia, 10 days post peak.

Classification: ASASSN-15uo

-01:03 UT, seeing ~1.1"

- Possibly AGN? More likely IIn.

Standard Star: Gd71

- 1:07 UT

Classification: ASASSN-15uu

- 1:30 UT, seeing ~0.8"

- Normal Type Ia +2 days

Follow-up: PS15cww

- 2:05 UT, seeing ~1.0"

- Gr11, 2x1800s

Follow-up: ASASSN-15og

- 2:45 UT, seeing ~0.9"

- Gr11, 3x2700s

Image analysis

- 5:05 UT

- DIMM seeing 0.65"

Standard Star: Gd71

- 5:21 UT

Follow-up: OGLE15xl

- 5:40 UT, seeing ~0.7"

- Gr13, 3x2700s

Standard Star: LTT3864

- 7:55 UT

Follow-up: MASTERJ141023.42-431843.7

- 8:10 UT, seeing ~0.6"

- Gr13, 1x900s

Classification: ASASSN-15uv

- 8:35 UT, seeing ~0.5"

- Normal Type Ia -6 days

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Rob, Chris and Georgios wish you a Happy New Year!