August 11-13, 2008 LGS observing run

Night logs and results

8/12/08 UT
Clear, seeing 0.8" in K. Aligned BTO, laser. Laser power 7.5-7.2 W. Canceled LGS operations at 10pm due to lack of FAA approval for projection. Performed NGS engineering/science remainder of night.

8/13/08 UT
Scattered thin clouds, seeing 0.5" in K. Laser 7.3-6.7 W. Boresighted LLT, measured LGS to be ~1.5" FWHM (TBR). No photometry possible due to clouds. LGS Strehl ~35%. Measured LLT flexure and image quality vs. elevation.

8/14/08 UT
Scattered thick clouds, seeing 0.5" in K. Laser 6.6-7.2 W. Tuned laser to optimize Na return. Achieved 57% K strehl with bright tip/tilt stars. Recorded PSFs in J, H, K. Observed 3 science targets.

Safety Documents

Personnel and engineering schedules

  Mon 8/11 Tue 8/12 Wed 8/13
Bouchez X X X
Cromer X X X
Dekany     X
Kibblewhite X    
Roberts X X  
Velur X X  
Kajsa X X X
SURF students are visiting 3:00pm-10:00pm on Wed. 8/13.

Target lists and finding charts

Engineering Schedule and Test Plans

Please post your test plans on the Test Plan Library page, and add a link below.
  • AO setup
    • AO system internal focus: doc, pdf
    • AO bench setup and checkout: doc, pdf
  • BTO procedures
    • BTO setup (v2.4): doc, pdf
    • BTO alignment (v2.4): doc, pdf
    • BTO alignment, abbreviated version (v1.0): doc, pdf
    • BTO shutdown (v1.1): doc, pdf
  • Laser procedures
    • Laser setup (v1.0): doc, pdf
    • Laser shutdown (v1.0): doc, pdf
  • Observing procedures:
    • NGS Checkout (v3.1): doc, pdf
    • LGS Checkout (v1.0): doc, pdf
    • LGS target acquisition (v4.0): doc, pdf
  • Engineering experiments:
    • AO Optimization on the laser at zenith: doc, pdf
    • Low-order loop optimization: doc, pdf
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