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Detailed Nightly Plan


In sets of 5, with priorities and exposure times given. If you fall behind schedule, cut Priority 2 objects first.

Time for overheads (e.g. slewing, acquisition, read-out) assumed to be 5 minutes per target.

Time windows for blocks of five are in LST.

Target details (magnitudes, scale heights, etc.) can be found in BhBsSpring2016

Ephemeris for March 29, 2016:


07h39m: Twilight Standard Star, Feige 34 would be great here. May not be necessary, but do it anyway just in case. feige34

07h42m - 09h16m:

  1. J1149+2828 (Priority 1; 720s)
  2. J1204+1947 (Priority 1; 600s)
  3. J1215+3202 (Priority 2; 720s)
  4. J1217+2104 (Priority 1; 900s)
  5. J1218+2951 (Priority 2; 1200s)

09h16m - 11h08m:

  1. J1219+2559 (Priority 1; 600s)
  2. J1223+0002 (Priority 1; 300s)
  3. J1229+2101 (Priority 2; 1800s)
  4. J1230+2052 (Priority 1; 1800s)
  5. J1231+3719 (Priority 1; 720s)

11h08m - 12h20m:

  1. J1236+2837 (Priority 2; 900s)
  2. J1239+2937 (Priority 1; 300s)
  3. J1240+2746 (Priority 1; 600s)
  4. J1241+2909 (Priority 1; 300s)
  5. J1242+2126 (Priority 2; 720s)

12h20m - 13h41m:

lots of higher priority targets in next block. if you are behind, skip the Priority 2, please!!

  1. J1243+2842 (Priority 1; 720s)
  2. J1244+2939 (Priority 2; 1200s)
  3. J1248+0947 (Priority 1; 400s)
  4. J1251+3849 (Priority 1; 600s)
  5. J1255+0924 (Priority 1; 400s)

13h41m - 15h08m:

  1. J1325+2232a (Priority 1; 720s)
  2. J1325+2232b (Priority 1; 600s) - second of interesting pair at two different distances. Fun! Please do!
  3. J1341+2824 (Priority 1; 900s)
  4. J1344+1842 (Highest Priority, HST Target; 600s)
  5. J1415+3716 (Highest Priority, HST Target; 900s)

15h08m - 15h26m:

  1. J1413+5621 (Priority 1; 300s)
  2. J1420+5520 (Priority 1; 200s)


BHBs are done by 15:26 LST. Onward!!


15h26m: O'MEARA, HOWK awesome LLS. LLSJ1500+4836 2 x 1800s exposures. Need 5300 - 5320 Angstroms good coverage.


16:27 LST should be seen as hard limit. If you must cut last O'Meara exposure short then so be it.

16h27m: HAND OVER TELESCOPE TO HOWARD'S GROUP (remote room at UCB)

BhBsPlan (last edited 2016-03-25 23:35:21 by JessicaWerk)