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December 2012

DateHours UsedComment
ObservingWeatherTechnical
31 Dec10.90.00.0Non-photometric.
30 Dec10.90.00.0Non-photometric.
29 Dec10.90.00.0Photometric
28 Dec10.90.00.0Photometric
27 Dec10.90.00.0Photometric
26 Dec10.50.00.4Non-photometric;Aux node reboot.
25 Dec9.40.01.5Devicenet Fault at start of night; photometric thereafter
24 Dec0.010.90.0High Humidity; risk of ice
23 Dec10.90.00.0Spectroscopic.
22 Dec10.90.00.0Spectroscopic.
21 Dec10.90.00.0Spectroscopic.
20 Dec10.90.00.0Spectroscopic.
19 Dec0.810.10.0Spectroscopic, followed by rest of night weathered by thick cloud.
18 Dec10.90.00.0Photometric.
17 Dec10.90.00.0Photometric.
16 Dec10.90.00.0Photometric. RATCam offline. IO:O filter problems.
15 Dec10.90.00.0Non-photometric.
14 Dec10.90.00.0Non-photometric.
13 Dec10.90.00.0Photometric.
12 Dec0.010.90.0High humidity. Risk of ice.
11 Dec0.010.90.0High humidity. Risk of ice.
10 Dec7.43.50.0Non-photometric. High level cloud. High Humidity.
9 Dec10.90.00.0Non-photometric.
8 Dec10.90.00.0Non-photometric. High level cloud.
7 Dec10.90.00.0Non-photometric. High level cloud.
6 Dec10.80.00.0Non-photometric.
5 Dec10.80.00.0Non-photometric.
4 Dec10.80.00.0Non-photometric.
3 Dec10.80.00.0Photometric.
2 Dec0.010.80.0High humidity, ice risk.
1 Dec0.010.80.0High humidity, ice risk.

November 2012

DateHours UsedComment
ObservingWeatherTechnical
30 Nov1.59.30.0Non-photometric. High humidity.
29 Nov0.010.70.0High humidity.
28 Nov0.010.70.0High humidity, risk of ice
27 Nov5.25.50.0High humidity first half of night
26 Nov0.010.70.0Humidity/rain all night
25 Nov0.010.70.0High humidity & rain
24 Nov4.26.50.0Non-photometric. High humidity & rain
23 Nov10.20.50.0Non-photometric. High humidity, rain.
22 Nov10.70.00.0Non-photometric.
21 Nov2.48.30.0High humidity. Non-photometric.
20 Nov7.23.40.0RINGO3 comissioning, high humidity. Non-Photometric.
19 Nov6.30.04.3RINGO3 commissioning, then observing as usual. Non-photometric.
18 Nov6.64.00.0ACADS problem. On site engineering work. Non-photometric.
17 Nov0.010.60.0High Humidity, risk of ice.
16 Nov0.010.60.0High Humidity.
15 Nov6.83.80.0Non-photometric, then weathered.
14 Nov0.010.60.0Weathered, high humidity.
13 Nov10.60.00.0Non-photometric.
12 Nov10.50.00.0Photometric.
11 Nov0.79.80.0High dewpoint and humidity.
10 Nov0.010.50.0Onset of high dewpoint and humidity during evening twilight.
9 Nov0.010.50.0High humidity and rain, risk of ice.
8 Nov0.010.50.0High humidity, risk of ice.
7 Nov0.010.40.0High humidity & rain.
6 Nov0.010.40.0High humidity & rain.
5 Nov0.010.40.0High humidity & rain.
4 Nov0.010.40.0High humidity. High winds.
3 Nov0.010.40.0High humidity. High Winds.
2 Nov0.010.30.0High humidity. High Winds.
1 Nov0.010.30.0High humidity. High Winds.

October 2012

DateHours UsedComment
ObservingWeatherTechnical
31 Oct0.010.20.0High humidity. High Winds.
30 Oct0.010.20.0High humidity. High Winds.
29 Oct0.010.20.0High humidity. High Winds.
28 Oct0.010.20.0High humidity.
27 Oct0.010.20.0High humidity.
26 Oct8.22.00.0Non-photometric. High humidity
25 Oct10.10.00.0Non-photometric.
24 Oct8.12.00.0Non-photometric. High humidity.
23 Oct0.010.10.0High humidity.
22 Oct8.61.50.0Non-photometric. High humidity, cloud.
21 Oct10.10.00.0Non-photometric
20 Oct10.00.00.0Non-photometric
19 Oct0.010.00.0Rain, risk of ice
18 Oct0.010.00.0High humidity, risk of ice
17 Oct0.09.90.0High humidity, rain.
16 Oct0.09.90.0Cloud
15 Oct9.90.00.0Non-photometric.
14 Oct1.08.90.0Photometric at start of night, then high humidity.
13 Oct9.80.00.0Non-photometric.
12 Oct5.84.00.0Non-photometric. High humidity at start of night.
11 Oct9.80.00.0Non-photometric.
10 Oct9.70.00.0Photometric.
9 Oct9.70.00.0Non-photometric.
8 Oct9.70.00.0Photometric.
7 Oct9.70.00.0Non-photometric.
6 Oct9.70.00.0Non-photometric.
5 Oct9.70.00.0Non-photometric.
4 Oct9.30.30.0Non-photometric. High humidity at start.
3 Oct0.09.60.0High humidity.
2 Oct1.87.80.0Non-photometric. High humidity
1 Oct9.50.00.0Photometric.

September 2012

DateHours UsedComment
ObservingWeatherTechnical
30 Sep9.57.32.2High humidity. Enclosure fault.
29 Sep9.50.00.0Photometric.
28 Sep8.70.70.0Photometric. High humidity.
27 Sep9.40.00.0Non-photometric.
26 Sep1.77.70.0Photometric. High humidity/winds.
25 Sep9.30.00.0Photometric.
24 Sep9.30.00.0Photometric.
23 Sep9.30.00.0Non-photometric.
22 Sep9.20.00.0Non-photometric.
21 Sep9.20.00.0Photometric.
20 Sep9.20.00.0Photometric.
19 Sep9.20.00.0Photometric.
18 Sep9.10.00.0Non-photometric.
17 Sep5.14.00.0Non-photometric. High winds.
16 Sep7.41.70.0Non-photometric, high humidity.
15 Sep9.00.00.0Photometric.
14 Sep9.00.00.0Photometric.
13 Sep9.00.00.0Non-photometric.
12 Sep8.90.00.0Non-photometric.
11 Sep8.90.00.0Non-photometric.
10 Sep5.93.00.0Photometric; high humidity pre-dawn.
9 Sep8.80.00.0Non-photometric.
8 Sep8.80.00.0Non-photometric.
7 Sep8.80.00.0Photometric.
6 Sep8.70.00.0Photometric.
5 Sep8.70.00.0Photometric.
4 Sep8.30.00.4Photometric. IO:O Offline, OMC reboot.
3 Sep8.60.00.0Photometric. RATCam offline.
2 Sep8.60.00.0Photometric. RATCam offline.
1 Sep8.60.00.0Photometric. RATCam offline.

August 2012

DateHours UsedComment
ObservingWeatherTechnical
31 Aug8.50.00.0Photometric.
30 Aug1.20.07.3Non-photometric. RCS problem.
29 Aug8.50.00.0Photometric.
28 Aug7.90.00.5Photometric. AMN reboot.
27 Aug7.30.01.1Photometric. DeviceNet fault.
26 Aug8.40.00.0Photometric.
25 Aug5.03.30.0Non-photometric, cloud.
24 Aug1.56.80.0Non-photometric, thick cloud.
23 Aug1.07.30.0High cloud. Non-photometric. RISE offline.
22 Aug0.08.20.0Calima.
21 Aug0.08.20.0Calima.
20 Aug0.08.20.0Calima.
19 Aug8.20.00.0Photometric; RISE offline.
18 Aug8.10.00.0Photometric; RISE offline.
17 Aug8.10.00.0Photometric; RISE offline.
16 Aug8.10.00.0Photometric; RISE offline.
15 Aug8.10.00.0Photometric; RISE offline.
14 Aug8.00.00.0Photometric; RISE offline.
13 Aug8.00.00.0Non-photometric; RISE offline.
12 Aug7.90.00.0Non-photometric; RISE offline.
11 Aug0.00.07.9Chiller fault.
10 Aug2.90.05.0Non-photometric. Power outages. RISE offline.
9 Aug2.05.80.0Non-photometric. Cloud, calima. RISE offline.
8 Aug7.80.00.0Photometric. RISE offline.
7 Aug7.80.00.0Photometric. RISE offline.
6 Aug7.70.00.0Photometric. RISE offline.
5 Aug7.70.00.0Non-photometric, RISE offline
4 Aug7.60.00.0Non-photometric, RISE offline
3 Aug7.60.00.0Non-photometric, RISE offline
2 Aug7.10.50.0Photometric. RISE offline.
1 Aug7.60.00.0Photometric. RISE offline.

July 2012

DateHours UsedComment
ObservingWeatherTechnical
31 Jul7.60.00.0Photometric. RISE offline.
30 Jul7.50.00.0Photometric. RATCam/RISE offline.
29 Jul7.50.00.0Photometric. RATCam/RISE offline.
28 Jul7.40.00.0Photometric. RATCam/RISE offline.
27 Jul7.40.00.0Photometric. RATCam/RingoII offline.
26 Jul7.40.00.0Photometric. RATCam/RingoII offline.
25 Jul7.40.00.0Non-photometric. RATCam offline.
24 Jul0.07.40.0Calima.
23 Jul0.07.30.0Calima.
22 Jul0.07.30.0Calima.
21 Jul0.07.30.0Calima.
20 Jul5.81.50.0Non-photometric. Cloud.
19 Jul7.20.00.0Non-photometric.
18 Jul7.20.00.0Non-photometric. Calima.
17 Jul7.20.00.0Non-photometric. Calima.
16 Jul7.20.00.0Non-photometric. Calima.
15 Jul7.10.00.0 
14 Jul7.10.00.0Photometric.
13 Jul0.50.06.6RCS reboot at start of night. Chiller fault.
12 Jul7.10.00.0Photometric.
11 Jul7.10.00.0Photometric?
10 Jul7.10.00.0Non-photometric.
9 Jul7.00.00.0Photometric.
8 Jul7.00.00.0Photometric.
7 Jul7.00.00.0Photometric.
6 Jul2.80.04.2Photometric; TCS/RCS fault.
5 Jul7.00.00.0Photometric.
4 Jul7.00.00.0Photometric.
3 Jul7.00.00.0Photometric.
2 Jul7.00.00.0Photometric.
1 Jul6.90.00.0Photometric.

June 2012

DateHours UsedComment
ObservingWeatherTechnical
30 Jun5.90.00.0Photometric. 1.0h scheduled shutdown before midnight for leap second reconfiguration.
29 Jun6.90.00.0Photometric.
28 Jun2.90.04.0Photometric. Various instrument and networking problems.
27 Jun6.90.00.0Non-photometric.
26 Jun6.90.00.0Non-photometric.
25 Jun0.06.90.0Calima.
24 Jun6.90.00.0Photometric?
23 Jun6.90.00.0Photometric.
22 Jun6.90.00.0Photometric.
21 Jun6.90.00.0Photometric.
20 Jun6.80.00.0Photometric.
19 Jun6.80.00.0Photometric.
18 Jun6.80.00.0Photometric.
17 Jun6.90.00.0Photometric.
16 Jun6.90.00.0Photometric.
15 Jun6.60.00.3Photometric, OMC reboot.
14 Jun6.90.00.0Photometric.
13 Jun6.90.00.0Photometric.
12 Jun6.90.00.0Photometric.
11 Jun6.90.00.0Photometric.
10 Jun0.40.06.5Photometric; faulty surface wetness sensor, now repaired.
9 Jun6.90.00.0Photometric; poor seeing.
8 Jun6.90.00.0Photometric.
7 Jun0.96.10.0Photometric but most of night weathered out due to high humidity.
6 Jun4.32.70.0Non-photometric; high humidity.
5 Jun7.00.00.0Non-photometric.
4 Jun7.00.00.0Non-photometric.
3 Jun7.00.00.0Photometric.
2 Jun6.60.00.4Photometric; AMN node reboot.
1 Jun7.00.00.0Non-photometric.

May 2012

DateHours UsedComment
ObservingWeatherTechnical
31 May7.10.00.0Photometric.
30 May7.10.00.0Photometric.
29 May5.81.30.0Photometric. High humidity at times.
28 May7.10.00.0Photometric.
27 May7.10.00.0Photometric.
26 May6.60.00.6Photometric. AMN node reboot.
25 May6.80.00.4Photometric. Autoguider focus problem.
24 May7.30.00.0Photometric.
23 May7.30.00.0Non-photometric.
22 May7.30.00.0Photometric.
21 May7.30.00.0Photometric.
20 May5.02.30.0Non-photometric. High humidity, cloud.
19 May0.07.30.0High humidity.
18 May7.40.00.0Non-photometric.
17 May1.36.10.0Non-potometric. Thick cloud.
16 May7.40.00.0Non-photometric.
15 May6.90.50.0Non-photometric. Thick cloud.
14 May5.12.30.0Cloud and calima
13 May7.50.00.0Calima at start of night, cleared up before observing started.
12 May7.50.00.0Non-photometric.
11 May3.24.30.0Non-photometric. Periods of thick cloud.
10 May0.07.60.0Thick cloud and rain.
9 May1.66.00.0Non-photometric. Period of high humidity.
8 May7.60.00.0Non-photometric.
7 May0.07.70.0Thick cloud/rain.
6 May7.70.00.0Non-photometric.
5 May7.80.00.0Non-photometric.
4 May7.80.00.0Non-photometric.
3 May1.06.90.0High Humidity.
2 May7.40.00.5Non-photometric. AMN node reboot.
1 May5.51.90.5Photometric. High humidity at end. AMN node reboot.

April 2012

DateHours UsedComment
ObservingWeatherTechnical
30 Apr0.07.90.0Thick cloud.
29 Apr8.00.00.0Non-photometric.
28 Apr8.00.00.0Non-photometric.
27 Apr8.00.00.0Scheduled maintenance.
26 Apr0.00.00.0Scheduled maintenance.
25 Apr0.00.00.0Scheduled maintenance.
24 Apr0.00.00.0Scheduled maintenance.
23 Apr0.00.00.0Scheduled maintenance.
22 Apr8.10.00.0Photometric.
21 Apr8.10.00.0Photometric.
20 Apr8.20.00.0Photometric.
19 Apr0.08.20.0Risk of calima.
18 Apr0.08.20.0Calima.
17 Apr8.30.00.0Non-photometric.
16 Apr8.40.00.0Photometric.
15 Apr8.40.00.0Photometric.
14 Apr8.50.00.0Photometric.
13 Apr8.50.00.0Photometric.
12 Apr8.60.00.0Non-photometric.
11 Apr0.08.60.0High humidity, freezing risk.
10 Apr3.94.70.0Non-photometric. High humidity/freezing later.
9 Apr3.45.20.0Photometric, cloud patches.
8 Apr0.00.08.6Weather station fault
7 Apr0.08.70.0High humidity
6 Apr7.71.00.0Photometric but cloud before dawn
5 Apr0.08.80.0Risk of ice
4 Apr0.08.80.0Risk of ice
3 Apr0.00.00.0Scheduled maintenance
2 Apr0.00.00.0Scheduled maintenance
1 Apr0.48.40.0High humidity.

March 2012

DateHours UsedComment
ObservingWeatherTechnical
31 Mar8.50.00.4Non-photometric?. AMN node reboot.
30 Mar3.55.40.0Photometric? High humidity.
29 Mar9.00.00.0Photometric.
28 Mar9.00.00.0Photometric.
27 Mar9.10.00.0Non-photometric.
26 Mar9.10.00.0Non-photometric.
25 Mar9.10.00.0Non-photometric.
24 Mar9.20.00.0Photometric.
23 Mar9.20.00.0Photometric.
22 Mar3.45.80.0Non-photometric, periods of thick cloud.
21 Mar9.20.00.0Photometric.
20 Mar9.30.00.0Photometric.
19 Mar0.09.30.0Calima.
18 Mar9.30.00.0Photometric.
17 Mar9.20.00.2Photometric; cassegrain node reboot.
16 Mar2.76.70.0Non-photometric; thick cloud & high humidity at times.
15 Mar4.15.30.0Non-photometric; thick cloud.
14 Mar9.40.00.0Photometric.
13 Mar9.40.00.0Photometric.
12 Mar9.50.00.0Non-photometric.
11 Mar7.91.60.0Non-photometric. High Cloud.
10 Mar7.61.90.0Non-photometric. High Cloud.
9 Mar0.09.60.0Calima.
8 Mar9.60.00.0Photometric.
7 Mar9.60.00.0Photometric.
6 Mar9.70.00.0Non-photometric.
5 Mar9.70.00.0Non-photometric.
4 Mar9.70.00.0Photometric.
3 Mar9.80.00.0Non-photometric.
2 Mar9.80.00.0Photometric.
1 Mar9.80.00.0Non-photometric.

February 2012

DateHours UsedComment
ObservingWeatherTechnical
29 Feb7.42.40.0Non-photometric. High humidity.
28 Feb0.09.80.0Risk of ice.
27 Feb0.09.80.0Ice.
26 Feb0.09.90.0Freezing Fog.
25 Feb7.92.00.0Non-photometric. High humidity
24 Feb6.43.50.0Non-photometric. Bad weather.
23 Feb10.00.00.0Photometric.
22 Feb10.00.00.0Photometric.
21 Feb10.00.00.0Photometric.
20 Feb10.00.00.0Photometric.
19 Feb0.010.00.0Ice on enclosure.
18 Feb0.010.10.0Ice on enclosure.
17 Feb0.010.10.0Ice on enclosure.
16 Feb0.010.10.0Ice on enclosure.
15 Feb0.010.10.0Ice on enclosure.
14 Feb0.010.10.0Ice on enclosure.
13 Feb0.010.20.0Ice on enclosure.
12 Feb0.010.20.0Risk of ice.
11 Feb0.010.20.0Risk of ice.
10 Feb0.010.20.0Ice on enclosure.
9 Feb7.52.80.0Photometric with poor seeing initially. Weathered with high humidity and freezing temperatures later.
8 Feb8.02.30.0Non-photometric. Poor seeing. Periods of high humidity due to localised cloud.
7 Feb10.30.00.0Non-photometric.
6 Feb10.30.00.0Non-photometric. Poor seeing.
5 Feb10.40.00.0Non-photometric; poor seeing.
4 Feb0.010.40.0Non-photometric; poor seeing. Some twilight observations but closed before dark time, due to calima.
3 Feb8.12.30.0Non-photometric; high humidity and wetness.
2 Feb9.41..00.0Photometric. High humidity for a short while in the evening.
1 Feb10.40.00.0Photometric. RATCam operational from ~23h UT.

January 2012

DateHours UsedComment
ObservingWeatherTechnical
31 Jan10.50.00.0Photometric. RATCam offline.
30 Jan8.02.50.0Non-photometric, cloud and rain at first. RATCam offline.
29 Jan2.87.70.0Non-photometric, thick cloud at times. RATCam offline.
28 Jan10.60.00.0Non-photometric. RATCam offline from 2315UT.
27 Jan10.60.00.0Non-photometric
26 Jan10.60.00.0Photometric?
25 Jan0.010.60.0Freezing fog.
24 Jan0.010.60.0Freezing fog.
23 Jan6.14.50.0Photometric? High humidity at times.
22 Jan10.60.00.0Photometric.
21 Jan0.00.00.0Scheduled Maintenance (IO).
20 Jan5.05.70.0Non-photometric. High humidity at times.
19 Jan5.55.20.0Photometric. High humidity and low temperature.
18 Jan10.70.00.0Photometric.
17 Jan10.70.00.0Photometric.
16 Jan5.70.05.0Photometric. Weather station fault.
15 Jan10.70.00.0Photometric.
14 Jan10.70.00.0Non-photometric.
13 Jan10.70.00.0Photometric.
12 Jan10.70.00.0Non-photometric.
11 Jan10.70.00.0Non-photometric.
10 Jan10.80.00.0Photometric.
9 Jan10.80.00.0Photometric.
8 Jan10.40.00.4Photometric; OMC node reboot
7 Jan3.40.07.4Photometric; power supply faults on mountain top.
6 Jan0.010.80.0Thick cloud.
5 Jan10.80.00.0Photometric.
4 Jan10.80.00.0Non-photometric.
3 Jan4.26.60.0Non-photometric. Thick cloud after midnight.
2 Jan10.80.00.0Non-Photometric.
1 Jan10.90.00.0Photometric.