The observing team at Gemini keeps a detailed log of each night's science observing, also noting weather issues, technical faults and any time spent in planned engineering. It is read by Gemini staff early each morning. A summary of the night is written at the end of observing and included at the top of each night log. That summary is posted here, unedited, to give interested users a feel for what we're doing.


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UT DATE NIGHT PLAN NIGHT SUMMARY
Jun 13, 2019 Multi-instrument queue observing with GMOS, GNIRS, and NIRI. Forecast is for clear sky and good seeing. A good night with mostly IQ20-70CC50 conditions and we executed all the high priority programs. There was a seeing pike at the end of the night and we executed a band 3 program.
Jun 12, 2019 Multi-instrument queue observing with GMOS, GNIRS, and NIRI. Forecast is for clear sky and good seeing. A good night with stable IQ70CC70 conditions. Despite some faults, we executed some high priority programs.
Jun 11, 2019 Forecast is for good weather and there are several high priority queue programs. A good night with mostly IQ70CC50 conditions. We executed a lot of high priority band 1 & 2 programs.
Jun 10, 2019 It is the fourth night of Alopeke run and the forecast is for good weathers. There are queue observations as a back-up. A relatively smooth night with good weather conditions and mostly Alopeke run. We also executed a rTOO program.
Jun 09, 2019 It is the third night of Alopeke run and the forecast is for good weathers. There are queue observations as a back-up. A smooth night of Alopeke run with good weather conditions.
Jun 08, 2019 It is the second night of Alopeke run and the forecast is for good weathers. There are queue observations as a back-up. A night of good conditions. Most of the time was for Alopeke run. We also executed a rTOO. There were some surprises and two minor faults.
Jun 07, 2019 First night of an 'Alopeke block that is being supported remotely; no Alopeke team on site. Five 'Alopeke queue programs in the plan. If conditions are not good enough for 'Alopeke, then there are regular queue backup observations. 'Alopeke was collecting data before twilight ended. The PI's team was in control of observing for the entire night. Conditions were mostly excellent (clear skies, IQ20/IQ70) with almost entirely Band 2 programs observed.
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