Optical Imaging Observer's Duties
Fill out Instrument Setup Request Form here.
Read the observing procedures for your instrument here.
Get the observing program for your telescope/instrument.
Get finding charts from the supernova list.
Start an observing report
In this observing log write down comments about the weather,
equipment problems, etc., and update the file during the night with
the evolution of the weather. For example, if cirrus showed up sometime
during the night, you have to indicate the UT when this happened.
If you didn't have problems, make an explicit note in the log.
Take calibration frames (bias, domeflats, and skyflats), inspect them,
and report your comments in the observing log, especially if something
Transfer data to csp3 and record data into a DVD.
For more information about burning DVDs click here.
Keep DVD in CSP office on the mountain, properly labeled with
telescope ID, instrument, observation date, observers's name,
and the label "RAW".
Update the SN logs using the SN Entry Log form.