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                                        <td colspan="2">SARA-RM Nightly Observing Report</td>
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                                        <td><strong>Name: </strong></td>
                                        <td>Todd Hillwig</td>
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                                        <td><strong>Affilliation: </strong></td>
                                        <td>Valparaiso University</td>
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                                        <td><strong>Email: </strong></td>
                                        <td>Todd.Hillwig@valpo.edu</td>
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                                        <td><strong>Other Observers: </strong></td>
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                                        <td><strong>Date (mm/dd/yy): </strong></td>
                                        <td>08/02/2016</td>
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                                        <td><strong>Instrument Used: </strong></td>
                                        <td>Andor CCD</td>
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                                        <td><strong>Hours Observed: </strong></td>
                                        <td>8</td>
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                                        <td><strong>Hours Lost: </strong></td>
                                        <td>1</td>
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                                        <td><strong>Reason(s): </strong></td>
                                        <td>Equipment Failure (tracking/CCD)</td>
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                                        <td><strong>Observing Program: </strong></td>
                                        <td>PN central stars monitoring.</td>
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                                        <td><strong>Nominal track rate, filter(s), ambient temp and
focus: </strong></td>
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                                        <td><strong>Problems encountered, if any: </strong></td>
                                        <td>Telescope tracking turned off once with target at airmass 1.7
in the west.  Had to restart the ACE cabinet.  Dome immediately closed
after that due to rain (no clouds...possibly a photometric night). 
Reopened and reacquired target then tracking turned off again almost
immediately.  That time resetting the drives worked to regain control,
did not have to restart the cabinet.  Moved to a target low in the
east and tracking stayed on.<br />
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Tracking is poor at high altitudes.  Had several targets with airmass
less than about 1.1 and each time most of the images were streaked, or
doubled.  The telescope seems to not be balanced well at high
altitudes.<br />
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Control system crashed when trying to close up for the night.  Had to
restart ACE cabinet in order to close the dome.</td>
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                                        <td><strong>Suggestions for improvements: </strong></td>
                                        <td>Is there a way to have the filename output give a set number
of digits?  e.g., using the {seq} command will name files something
like flat1, flat2,...,flat10, flat11, etc.  Those names do not list
well in most directories.</td>
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