October 14-16, 2008 LGS observing run

Nightly Summaries

10/15/08 UT
Clear, seeing ~1.9" in V. Laser power 6.0 W. Attempted to diagnose BTO servo loop instability; unsuccessful. LGS FWHM ~2.8", HOWFS return = 30000 DN/s. LGS-corrected images 1.2" FWHM on SWIFT IFU (~800nm wavelength). Observed one SWIFT LGS science target for 2 hrs.

10/16/08 UT
Partly cloudy, seeing 0.9" in V. Laser power 5.8 W. LGS FWHM 1.9", HOWFS return = 12500 DN/s. LGS Strehl ~20% in K. Science observing 10:30pm - 06:00am.

10/17/08 UT
No summary available

All-Sky Camera

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Safety Documents

Personnel schedule

  Tue 10/14 Wed 10/15 Thu 10/16
Bouchez X    
Roberts X X X
Velur X X X
Peffer X X X

Test Plans and Procedures

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 startup (v2.0): doc, pdf
    • Laser shutdown (v1.0): doc, pdf
  • Observing procedures:
    • LGS science night checklist (v1.0): doc, pdf
    • NGS Checkout (v3.1): doc, pdf
    • LGS Checkout (v1.0): doc, pdf
    • LGS target acquisition (v4.0): doc, pdf
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