|Dec 10, 2018
||Forecast from Friday is for continued good seeing and clear skies. If so, we will be using GMOS almost exclusively and mostly in Band 2 to start, then Band 1, then Band 3 or ENT at the end. One early night target has timing windows.
||The entire night was photometric and for the most part with good, stable seeing during which multiple Band 1 and 2 programs were observed with GMOS. At the end of the night seeing worsened, pushing us into Band 3 with NIFS. A rapid ToO trigger that was not observable cost some time during good seeing.
|Dec 09, 2018
||Regular queue with GMOS, NIRI, NIFS. Forecast from Friday is for poor seeing but mostly clear skies, in which case we will be in mostly Band 3, some Band 2.
||Very stable night with photometric conditions and IQ70 almost exclusively. Followed a single plan with lots of Band 1 and 2, a photometric standard in evening twilight, and flats in morning twilight. No time lost.
|Dec 08, 2018
||Normal queue with GMOS, NIRI, and NIFS. The forecast is for good seeing and clear or partly cloudy skies.
||Observed Band 1 programs until the end of the night. Conditions were photometric all night, and baseline standards were observed. Seeing was IQ70 or better all night, except for a few small blips at the beginning. A few programs were not observable due to lack of guide stars or too faint.
|Dec 07, 2018
||Many Band 1 and 2 programs in all plan variants using GMOS, NIRI, and NIFS. If conditions permit, will be doing NIFS+LGS at the end of the night. Forecast is for clear skies and good seeing.
||Conditions were photometric for almost the entire night, and seeing was highly variable up until the last part of the night; mostly IQ85, but ranging from IQ20 to IQany. At the end we were in solid IQ70 allowing us to go to the LGS plan. Overall, started and finished a Band 1 FT program and made progress on Band 2 programs. A few faults cost some significant time.
|Dec 06, 2018
||Multi-instrument queue observing with NIRI checkouts. Forecast is for clear skies and decent seeing.
||A productive nigh with good seeing and clear skies. Did NIRI checkouts and a rTOO.
|Dec 05, 2018
||Multi-instrument queue observing with NIRI checkouts at the start of the night. Forecast is for really bad seeing but clear skies.
||Mostly band 4 science tonight due to poor seeing. Did some band 3 at the end of the night and NIRI checkouts at the start.
|Dec 04, 2018
||Multi-instrument queue observing with GMOS, GNIRS, and NIFS. NIFS + P2 checkouts at the start of the night. Forecast is for high winds and fog with poor seeing.
||Finished NIFS + P2 checkouts and got a little science before fog and high winds kept us closed the rest of the night.