Network Status

Last updated: 22 March 2019

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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)
FLOYDS (en06)
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)

Network-wide:

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.


Siding Spring

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.

Wise

22 Mar 2019: The NRES spectrograph at Wise Observatory is available for science observations.

Sutherland

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.

Teide

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.

Cerro Tololo

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.

McDonald

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.

Haleakala

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.