Observing Programs at Keck Observatory with DEIMOS on March 31 2014 for Prochaska + Associates
This page gives an observing plan, along with a link to the main program, NeVIII.
Link to Object Observability plot with parallactic angle: obschart
Here is the current observing plan:
- 12 degree Twilight is at 7:39 LST in the evening, and then begins at 17:46 LST in the morning. 18 degree Twilight is at 08:05 LST and then begins again at 17:21 in the morning.
07h39m: Twilight Standard Star with Longslit -- Feige 34 would be great here! feige34
07h52m: PG1206_may_mid (4 x 1800 s; 660s acquisition)
10h03m: PG1206_may_mid2 (4 x 1800s; 660s acquisition)
12h14m: MIRA (at new target (1410)
12h21m: J1410_m1 (1 x 900s; 600s acquisition)
12h46m: J1410_m2 (1 x 900s; 600s acquisition)
NO TIME, RUNNING OUT OF TIME!
- (?????) J1410_m3 (1 x 900s; 660s acquisition)
13h11m: MIRA (at new target, 1630)
13h18m: PG1630_may_early (1630_1) (4 x 1800s; 600s acquisition)
15h28m: PG1630_may_mid (1630_2) (4 x 1800s; 600s acquisition)
17h38m: Into Twilight; Standard Star (if time)
Notes on Making Calibrations go faster (via Greg Wirth):
- Use the calib.tcl tool
- The tool will wait 3 minutes for lamps to warm up before every exposure if you do not do the following:
(1) Set the number of Flats to ZERO (i.e. do flats and arcs separately)
(2) Turn off the "wait for FCS updates" option on the GUI
(3) Then use the tool to complete just the flats
- This will save time!!! At least 20 minutes, maybe more.