[Sara-Reports] SARA-KP Nightly Observing Report

Dr. Peter Mack pmack at astronomical.com
Sun May 4 23:21:08 CDT 2014


Hello Ken,

 

Yes, the front end will be refurbished during shutdown.

 

-          Peter.

 

From: sara-reports-bounces at tamuc.edu [mailto:sara-reports-bounces at tamuc.edu] On Behalf Of Ken Rumstay
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Subject: [Sara-Reports] SARA-KP Nightly Observing Report

 


SARA-KP Nightly Observing Report


Name: 

Ken Rumstay


Affilliation: 

VSU


Email: 

krumstay at valdosta.edu


Other Observers: 

	

Date (mm/dd/yy): 

05/04/2014


Instrument Used: 

ARC CCD


Hours Observed: 

10.5


Hours Lost: 

0


Reason(s): 

	

Observing Program: 

AGN monitoring program


Nominal track rate, filter(s), ambient temp and focus: 

Track rate: 15.055 in right ascension, 0.000 in declination
Filters: B,V,R,I
Temperature: 63 Fahrenheit
Focus: 189900


Problems encountered, if any: 

Fairly windy at start of night; wind speed diminished as night progressed. Difficult to establish focus at start. Telescope pointing off by as much as 2', depending on target position.


Suggestions for improvements: 

Will the front end be rebuilt over the summer shutdown?


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