20 Dec 2018
On Monday, Archon controllers were installed into the Sinistro imagers at our Siding Spring site. These two instruments, now dubbed fa12 and fa11, are the last of the Sinistros to get the new controllers. They will be made available for science observations as soon as our post-installation testing is complete. Early in 2019, we expect to reduce the readout times on all Sinistros network-wide, just as we did for the CCDs on the NRES spectrographs back in October.
Everyone at LCO wishes you a happy holiday season. Our offices will be closed beginning on December 24. Observations will continue throughout the holiday, of course, but our monitoring of the network will be light. It's unlikely that we'll respond to emails until we get back to business on January 2. Thank you for your understanding.