Night Report 2016-12-20

Observers: Ken Smith, Aleksandar Cikota

TAT on duty: Michel Dennefeld, Morgan Fraser, Mark Magee

Support team: QUB, TBD, Mark Magee

Daytime calibrations:

EFOSC2: PESSTO_calib (arcs only), PESSTO_bias

Weather conditions: thin clouds, 56% humidity, seeing ~0.8", wind 1.2m/s

00:05 UT: PESSTO_SkyFF_eve_BV

00:25 UT: Image analysis

00:47 UT: "Classification" of LSQ13cto (host galaxy), z~0.12

(01:16 UT: end of twilight)

01:17 UT: Follow up of SN 2009ip, BV passbands only, seeing 0.81"

02:16 UT: Follow up of SN 2016egz, observed 1x1800 because of time constraints

02:58 UT: Standard star L745a, gr13+gr16 with 1.0 slit only; seeing 0.8"

03:15 UT: Follow up of AT2016iyd, gr11+gr16

04:27 UT: "Classification" of LSQ13ccs (host galaxy). z~0.052

04:58 UT: Standard star gd71, gr11+gr13+gr16, 1 arcsec slit only. Conditions stable and good. Seeing ~0.8".

05:15 UT: Classification of AT2016itl. Type Ia-91T, a week after peak. z~0.043.

05:35 UT: Image analysis

05:55 UT: Follow up of AT2016aqf. It took a while to find the finder chart.

07:37 UT: Classification of AT2016iyv. Type Ia-91T like, a few days before max. z~0.03.

07:47 UT: Classification of AT2016ixf. Type Ia around peak. z~0.07.

07:58 UT: Classification of AT2016iym. Classification: ?, probably stellar. (Gaia says candidate CV)

(08:05 UT: beginning of twilight)

08:08 UT: Classification of AT2016iyp. stellar? check whether the target is correctly selected.

08:18 UT: Classification of AT2016iyk. Type II, at peak or slightly before peak. z~0.02.

08:31 UT: Classification of OGLE16fxq. Very noisy because of reduced exposure and twilight. maybe stellar?

08:44 UT: End of night.

Morning calibrations: PESSTO_calib (arcs only)