January 10-16, 2009 LGS observing run

Nightly Summaries

1/11/09 UT (SWIFT-LGS engineering)
Clear and windy. Laser power 5.1-4.9 W. Seeing 4-6". Opened for 20 min. Cancelled LGS at 23:30 PST due to poor seeing and high wind.

1/12/09 UT (SWIFT-LGS science)
Clear and windy. Laser power 5.0-4.8 W. Seeing 3-4". Cancelled LGS at 23:00 PST due to poor seeing.

1/13/09 UT (SWIFT-LGS science)
Clear. Laser power 5.0 W, stable. Seeing 2.5-3.5". Halted by FAA at 18:55 PST for lack of a published NOTAM.

1/16/09 UT (PHARO-LGS science)
Clear. Laser power 5.0 W, stable. Seeing 1.0-1.6". Laser return ~100000 DN/s (requiring frequent etalon adjustments). K Strehl ~20% with bright tip/tilt stars. Observed ~20 targets. Lost 1.25 hr due to acquisition camera display problem.

1/17/09 UT (PHARO-LGS science)
Clear. Laser power 5.2-4.8 W, stable. Seeing 0.9-1.2". Laser return 60000-120000 DN/s. Observed ~20 targets. Lost 30 min due to STRATCOM "space event". A very successful final 2 nights of LGS for the semester!

All-Sky Camera

01/11/09 UT 01/12/09 UT 01/13/09 UT 01/16/09 UT 01/17/09 UT

Safety Documents

Personnel schedule

  Wed 1/7 Thu 1/8 Fri 1/9 Sat 1/10 Sun 1/11 Mon 1/12 Tue 1/13 Wed 1/14 Thu 1/15 Fri 1/16
Bouchez Arrive late X X X X X
Peffer X X X     X X
Roberts X X
Velur 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 (v1.1): doc, pdf
    • NGS Checkout (v3.1): doc, pdf
    • LGS Checkout (v1.0): doc, pdf
    • LGS target acquisition (v4.0): doc, pdf

Closed-dome tests (1/11/09 UT):

  • Tune non-common path errors on SWIFT imaging camera (650nm & IR dichroics).
  • Record WFS dark frames for noise analysis.
  • Investigate TCS coordinates recorded in SWIFT header during open-loop tracking.

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