Monitoring T-Tauri Stars using the Remote Observatories
- 1 Producing Light Curves
- 2 Telescope Time Reserved
- 3 Meeting from 10/9/2007 to discuss observations
- 4 Meeting 10/17/07 At OCHS
- 5 Failed attempt
- 6 Perth Observing results 10/22/2007
- 7 Observing Results 10/23/2007
- 8 Perth failure
- 9 Perth
- 10 Failure
- 11 First Images 11/09/07
- 12 11/19/2007
- 13 11/20/2007
- 14 11/21/2007
- 15 11/21/2007
- 16 Perth11/27/07
- 17 11/28/07
- 18 11/29/07
- 19 12/2/07_2226 est
Telescope Time Reserved
FROM Tim Spuck
Sandy, I agree with you about the times for Perth and New Mexico Skies. I've reserved the following time in Perth. We can get time on New Mexico Skies as well from the folks at NOAO. Thanks, Mr. Spuck
October 22 18:00 UT – 20:00 UT
October 23 18:00 UT – 20:00 UT
October 24 18:00 UT – 20:00 UT
October 25 18:00 UT – 20:00 UT
October 26 18:00 UT – 20:00 UT
October 27 18:00 UT – 20:00 UT
October 28 18:00 UT – 20:00 UT
October 29 18:00 UT – 20:00 UT
October 30 18:00 UT – 20:00 UT
October 31 18:00 UT – 20:00 UT
November 1 17:30 UT – 19:30 UT
November 2 17:30 UT – 19:30 UT
November 3 17:30 UT – 19:30 UT
November 4 17:30 UT – 19:30 UT
November 5 17:30 UT – 19:30 UT
November 6 17:30 UT – 19:30 UT
November 7 17:30 UT – 19:30 UT
November 8 17:30 UT – 19:30 UT
November 9 17:30 UT – 19:30 UT
November 10 17:30 UT – 19:30 UT
November 11 17:30 UT – 19:30 UT
November 12 17:30 UT – 19:30 UT
November 13 17:30 UT – 19:30 UT
November 14 17:30 UT – 19:30 UT
November 15 17:00 UT – 19:00 UT
November 16 17:00 UT – 19:00 UT
November 17 17:00 UT – 19:00 UT
November 18 17:00 UT – 19:00 UT
November 19 17:00 UT – 19:00 UT
November 20 17:00 UT – 19:00 UT
Meeting from 10/9/2007 to discuss observations
We are going to get started monitoring our brighter T-Tauri candidates and generating light curves for them in the R and I band.
I (S. Weiser) have selecetd two targets to monitor:
SSTiau Name is 050511.5-064346, RA = 5h 5m 11.6s, DEC = -6d 43m 46.9s, Rmag = 15.3
SSTiau Name is 050517.4-063734, RA = 5h 5m 17.5s, DEC = -6d 37m 34.3s, Rmag = 16.7
Estimated exposure time - 180sec
Using http://heavens-above.com and The Sky planetarium software I've estimated we will want to be on the telescope in Perth Australia sometime between 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM EST throughout October and November. Does everyone else agree?
Using the New Mexico Sky telescope (near El Paso, Texas), we will need to be on the telescope between 6:00 AM and 7:30 AM EST. Does everyone agree?
Meeting 10/17/07 At OCHS
These are the Targets I have chosen to monitor.-Nick_
SSTiau Name is 050730.1-061015, RA=05:07:30.2 DEC= -06:10:15.9
SSTiau Name is 050730.6-061059, RA=05:07:30.6 DEC= -06:10:59.7
Exposure time of 180secs, Viewing time from Oil City 2:00pm-5:00pm Est, will be using the Perth Telescope.
First attempt to take an image using Perth Failed Due to Weather. 10/17/07
My targets are
: 409 RA- 76.854562 5hr7min25.1sec DEC- -6.238076 -6d14m17.1s R Mag17.3 : 412 RA- 76.869411 5hr7min28.7sec DEC- -6.223835 -6d16m36.9s R Mag16.4 : 414 RA- 76.872387 5hr7min29.4sec DEC- -6.276916 -6d16m36.9s R Mag17.3
Perth Observing results 10/22/2007
From Dani ... we tried observing T-Tauri targets using the telescope. Weather looked good at 3:32 PM EST, but telescope stated "Conditions were not sufficient for Observing". Nick K also tried earlier, but got the same results.
Observing Results 10/23/2007
FROM DANI.... Tried to image at 13:31 EST and this is what it gave me... "Process Completed There was a problem with the JPEG preview. See the console log for details. You can go to the logs area to look at or download the run log for this acquisition. Current Status RA Dec Az Alt 09:26:55 -60°00'03" 146° 27°
Run Journal/Log Output The script failed. Reasons may include.......
1) Its daytime!!! (Perth is GMT + 8 hours) 2) The weather conditions are not sufficient for observing 3) The script was aborted by the user 4) The slew coordinates drifted below the horizon 5) The scope, camera or both are not connected 6) REQUEST ABORTED BY ACP
You can see the dome through our sky camera at ..... http://www.perthobservatory.wa.gov.au/information/po_sky_camera.html
TRY - AGAIN ..... TRY AGAIN ..... TRY AGAIN" .... this seems to happen alot. it happened to nick also when he tried to image just a few minutes before I did. is something wrong with the telescope? When I checked whether conditions it was clear and the windspeed was at 6.7, so the conditions should have been fine....... i tried again at 13:37 and it stated the same thing. pattern? okay, so it just toldme at 13:39 that the whether conditions were insuffecient or something along those lines... what exactly are the ideal conditions? [end of Dani post.]
From Nick, today I attempted to image my targets at 13:15 est and again at 15:31est. Both times the imaging failed due to some internal problem with the Perth Telescope. I then tried at 16:20est.
From Matt H, I also attempted to image my targets at 16:00 est. At this time the imaging failed for some reason that has to do with Perth Telescope
FROMDANI... I also attempted to image and got the same results as Nick and Mattheath
-Nick- Once again today Perth was unable to take images, while trying to firgure out the problem with the telescope we e-mailed Perth. They responded saying that there weather sensor had goon bad and they were having trouble with the new one.
Once again today i attempted to image using perth and it is not working due to clouds and wind. Nick-11/08/08
First Images 11/09/07
Today at 1:38est I was able to get the first set of images from Perth. -Nick-
What images exactly, did you collect? Only your targets or others as well?
NicK- I collect everyones field when i view, well as many as I have time to get and as long has Perth is corporateing.
Was able to image targets using Perth- Nick
I was able to image both of my targets again today using Perth- Nick
Today perth was unable to image my targets due to wind, and then later due to the fact the telescope was already in use. Nick
When I image for all the people in the project I get everyones images-Nick
--Spuck 10:53, 4 December 2007 (PST) Nick, rather than saying "everyone", could you just list the fields and the filters used for each observing session. For Example, list it as:
Nick's field - R 180 sec, I 180 sec
Dani's field - R 180 sec, I 180 sec
Matt's field - R 180 sec, ... got cloudy and I did not get I
This way we know exactly what has been imaged.
Once again the Telescope at perth is not imageing. nick
Perth is down again today. Unable to acquire new images. 1308est as well as at 1630est Nick.
Perth is down again today. Unable to acquire new images. 1318est Nick.
dumbie me, i went to log on and do some imaging, but then i realised that it was like.. 10 in the morning. so keep in mind when imaging the +12 to +13 hour time difference.
[END OF DANIELLEYEAGER POST.]