Last updated: 22 March 2019
|COJ||Siding Spring Observatory - NSW, Australia|
|Clamshell A||2m (#02)||Spectral (fs01)||Clamshell problem following power outage.|
|FLOYDS (en05)||FLOYDS camera failure.|
|0.4m A (#03)||SBIG-6303 (kb24)|
|0.4m B (#05)||SBIG-6303 (kb56)|
|Dome A||1m (#11)||Sinistro (fa12)|
|Dome B||1m (#03)||Sinistro (fa11)|
|TLV||Wise Observatory - Israel|
|Igloo A||1m||NRES (fa18)|
|CPT||SAAO - Sutherland, South Africa|
|Dome A||1m (#10)||Sinistro (fa16)|
|Dome B||1m (#13)||Sinistro (fa14)|
|Dome C||1m (#12)||Sinistro (fa06)||Telescope used for NRES.|
|Igloo A||1m||NRES (fa13)|
|Aqawan A||0.4m A (#07)||SBIG-6303 (kb84)|
|TFN||Teide Observatory - Tenerife, Spain|
|Aqawan A||0.4m A (#14)||SBIG-6303 (kb25)|
|0.4m B (#10)||SBIG-6303 (kb23)|
|LSC||CTIO - Region IV, Chile|
|Dome A||1m (#05)||Sinistro (fa15)|
|Dome B||1m (#09)||Sinistro (fa04)||Telescope dedicated to NRES observations.|
|Dome C||1m (#04)||Sinistro (fa03)|
|Igloo A||1m||NRES (fa09)||Compressor failing. Camera warmed-up.|
|Aqawan A||0.4m A (#09)||SBIG-6303 (kb95)|
|Aqawan B||0.4m A (#12)||SBIG-6303 (kb26)|
|ELP||McDonald Observatory - Texas, USA|
|Dome A||1m (#08)||Sinistro (fa05)|
|Igloo A||1m||NRES (fa17)|
|Aqawan A||0.4m A (#11)||SBIG-6303 (kb94)||Camera failure.|
|OGG||Haleakala Observatory - Maui, USA|
|Clamshell A||2m (#01)||Spectral (fs02)|
|0.4m A||FLI PL230 (ff01,ff02,ff03,ff04)||Immobile on roll axis.|
|0.4m B (#06)||SBIG-6303 (kb27)||Pitch axis cable removed.|
|0.4m C (#04)||SBIG-6303 (kb82)|
11 Mar 2019: Astrometric solutions for all images are now being determined using the Gaia DR2 catalog.
26 Feb 2019: The request composition page in the user portal now displays target coordinates in both sexagesimal and decimal formats.
12 Feb 2019: The launch of the "real time" BANZAI pipeline is complete. Final data products are now available in the archive a few minutes after the raw data are transferred back to HQ. Quicklook/preview data products are no longer being produced.
5 Feb 2019: The readout time on all Sinistros has been reduced! The total per-frame overhead on Sinistro images is now 27s.
23 Jan 2019: The naming convention for master calibration frames was changed. File names now begin with the site and telescope codes. Example of master flat: coj1m011-fa12-20190124-skyflat-bin1x1-ip.fits.fz.
22 Jan 2019: The target lookup service on the request composition form will now retrieve parallax from SIMBAD and fill the "parallax" field.
4 Jan 2019: Based on observations attempted in the 2019A semester, the slew and settle overhead for the 2m Spectral cameras has been increased to 180s.
9 Mar 2019: The clamshell remains closed following an electrical storm and power outage.
14-23 Feb 2019: An amplifier card on one of the telescope motors failed. Observations with the 2m telescope were not possible.
4 Feb 2019: There's a problem with the shutter on the FLOYDS camera. Observations with FLOYDS are suspended. The Spectral camera continues to operate.
31 Jan - 1 Mar 2019: The fa12 Sinistro warmed up and was taken offline.
21 Jan 2019: The fs01 Spectral camera on the 2m telescope, and the kb56 camera on the 0m4b telescope are available for science observations.
18 Jan 2019: Camera kb97 on 0m4b telescope replaced with camera kb56. Commissioning observations are underway.
15 Jan 2019: There's condensation in the kb97 camera (0m4b telescope). The telescope has been taken offline.
27 Dec 2018: The compressor for the fs01 Spectral camera has failed.
18 Dec 2018: New (archon) controllers were installed on the Dome A (fa12) and Dome B (fa11) Sinistro cameras.
7-17 Dec 2018: The 0m4b telescope was out-of-service because of a problem with the pitch axis.
1-17 Dec 2018: The Dome B instrument crate was producing corrupted information. The telescope was completely offline until the source of problem (corrosion on the crate's backplane) could be identified.
22 Mar 2019: The NRES spectrograph at Wise Observatory is available for science observations.
26 Feb 2019: The kb84 SBIG camera on the 0m4a telescope is available for science observations.
19 Feb 2019: The kb84 SBIG camera replaced kb55 on the 0m4a telescope. Testing of the camera is underway.
22 Jan 2019: The kb55 SBIG camera has replaced kb96 on the 0m4a telescope. Testing of the new camera is underway.
4 Jan 2019: The Dome B Sinistro imager is now available for science observations. The Dome C telescope will be used for NRES.
29 Dec 2018: The fa06 Sinistro (in Dome C) warmed-up and was taken out-of-service.
16 Dec 2018: We've had to take the kb96 SBIG offline because of accumulated condensation behind the camera window.
5 Jan 2019: The 0m4b telescope is making science observations again.
2 Jan 2019: The filter wheel on the 0m4b telescope was fixed. Testing is in progress.
18 Oct 2018: The 0m4b telescope was taken out-of-service because of a problem with the filter wheel.
10-17 Oct 2018: The kb99 SBIG camera was replaced by kb25. Science observations commenced on Oct 25.
7-15 Mar 2019: The AqwA:0m4a telescope (with kb95 SBIG) was offline while configuration files were updated.
26 Feb 2019: The fa09 camera on the NRES spectrograph has warmed-up. This NRES unit has been taken offline.
30 Jan - Feb 2 2019: Limit switches on the mirror positioning/focusing assembly of the AqwB:0m4a telescope were sometimes triggered during observations.
22 Jan 2019: There's a problem with the cryo system on the Sinistro in Dome C. The telescope is offline.
9-12 Jan 2019: The NRES camera warmed again following a ~10 min power outage.
1-4 Jan 2019: The NRES camera warmed again and was taken offline. The fa04 imager is being prepared for science observations.
21-25 Dec 2018: The NRES camera is warm (and offline) again. The Dome B imager (fa04) is available for science observations.
7 Dec 2018: The NRES camera has cooled and stabilized. It is available for observations again.
13 Mar 2019: The kb94 camera failed at approximately 9 UT. The problem is being investigated.
5 Feb 2019: The kb94 camera on the 0m4a telescope is available for science observations.
3 Feb 2019: The NRES instrument is stable at a higher temperature (-80 C) and is making science observations again.
28 Jan - 2 Feb 2019: The NRES instrument warmed again and was taken offline.
23-25 Jan 2019: The 0m4a telescope was stuck on the roll axis.
21 Jan 2019: The NRES unit is available for science observations again.
8 Jan 2019: NRES had to be taken offline again when the fa17 camera warmed.
3-17 Dec 2018: The fa17 camera on the ELP-NRES unit was not maintaining temperature. The instrument was taken offline until the Cryotiger compressor could be swapped.
17-18 Nov 2018: The power cable problem took the fa05 Sinistro camera offline again!
11 Nov 2018: The fa05 Sinistro camera was unavailable because of a problem with a power cable.
15 Mar 2019: A cable was removed from the pitch axis on the 0m4b telescope and installed on the ASAS-SN telescope.
9 Mar 2019: Computer problem interrupted FLOYDS observations.
1 Mar 2019: Observations with the FLOYDS spectrograph resume.
27 Feb 2019: The 0.4m telescopes resume science observations.
25 Feb 2019: Science observations resume with the Spectral camera on the 2m telescope.
9-23 Feb 2019: Storms knocked-out power to the Haleakala site. No observations are possible.
1-2 Nov 2018: The site was offline for IT hardware installations and testing.
25 Oct - 1 Nov 2018: The focus mechanism on the 0m4b telescope was stuck, and it was not available for science observations.