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
  • Take calibration frames (bias, domeflats, and skyflats), inspect them, and report your comments in the observing log, especially if something unusual happens.
  • 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.
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