Night Report Page - 20120915

Observers : Iair Arcavi, Yen-Chen. 

Data reduction team : K. Maguire, M. Sullivan, A. Gal-Yam, O. Yaron

Clear and dry. Some clouds at dawn, so probably not photometric.

EFOSC spec standards: EG274, Feige110, gd71 EFOSC phot standards: PG2336, PG0231

SN2012ca [EFOSC: Ugriz gm13, SOFI: JHKs Bg] - Followup Rg sequence not taken (would have exceeded the airmass limit towards the end)  Hip091690 taken before and after the SOFI spectra Seeing varied from 0.8" to 1.5" and then back down to 0.8"-1.0"

LSQ12dwl [SOFI: JHKs, EFOSC: UBVRi gm13] - Followup Technical problem with SOFI: Two quadrants were showing variable noise. Apparently this is known to happen at certain positions and rotator angles.  The solution is usually to change rotator angle, but here it persisted, also at different positions (we tried a photometric standard field too and got  it down to one noisy quadrant). The next thing to try is to go to the telescope and turn the electronics off and then on again. Rather than waste this  time we switched to EFOSC and asked that the problem be looked at by the day crew, hoping that tomorrow it will not happen.  Seeing ~0.8"

SSS120810:231802-560926 [EFOSC: UBVRi gm13] - Followup Seeing ~1.0"

LSQ12dyw [EFOSC: UBVRi gm13] - Followup Seeing ~1.5"

LSQ12dlf [EFOSC: BVRi] - Followup Seeing ~1.4"

PTF12iqw [EFOSC: gm13] - Followup Seeing ~0.9"  Found a star not on the finding chart! Turns out it's asteroid (310) Margarita which happened to be passing by in the field...

PSNJ02263653-1208555 [EFOSC: gm13] - Followup Seeing ~0.8"