Last updated: 15 August 2018
|COJ||Siding Spring Observatory - NSW, Australia|
|Clamshell A||2m (#02)||Spectral (fs01)|
|0.4m A (#03)||SBIG-6303 (kb24)|
|0.4m B (#05)||SBIG-6303 (kb97)|
|Dome A||1m (#11)||Sinistro (fl12)|
|Dome B||1m (#03)||Sinistro (fl11)||Camera warm-up; controller malfunction.|
|TLV||Wise Observatory - Israel|
|Igloo A||1m||NRES (fl18)||Commissioning in progress|
|CPT||SAAO - Sutherland, South Africa|
|Dome A||1m (#10)||Sinistro (fl16)|
|Dome B||1m (#13)||Dedicated to NRES commissioning.|
|Dome C||1m (#12)||Sinistro (fl06)|
|Igloo A||1m||NRES (fl13)||Commissioning in progress|
|Aqawan A||0.4m A (#07)||SBIG-6303 (kb96)|
|TFN||Teide Observatory - Tenerife, Spain|
|Aqawan A||0.4m A (#14)||SBIG-6303 (kb99)|
|0.4m B (#10)||SBIG-6303 (kb23)|
|LSC||CTIO - Region IV, Chile|
|Dome A||1m (#05)||Sinistro (fl15)|
|Dome B||1m (#09)||Dedicated to NRES observations|
|Dome C||1m (#04)||Sinistro (fl03)|
|Igloo A||1m||NRES (fl09)|
|Aqawan A||0.4m A (#09)||SBIG-6303 (kb81)|
|Aqawan B||0.4m A (#12)||SBIG-6303 (kb26)|
|ELP||McDonald Observatory - Texas, USA|
|Dome A||1m (#08)||Sinistro (fl05)|
|Igloo A||1m||NRES (fl17)|
|Aqawan A||0.4m A (#11)||SBIG-6303 (kb92)||Commissioning in progress.|
|OGG||Haleakala Observatory - Maui, USA|
|Clamshell A||2m (#01)||Spectral (fs02)|
|0.4m B (#06)||SBIG-6303 (kb27)|
|0.4m C (#04)||SBIG-6303 (kb82)|
10 May 2018: A new version of the NRES pipeline was released. The new pipeline places all FITS files, including the extracted spectrum, in a single multi-extension FITS file.
26 March 2018: The coordinate look-up (on the observation request page in the user portal) now includes non-sidereal targets. After the target name is entered, the Type is set to "Non-Sidereal", and the Scheme is selected, the orbital elements of the target will be populated based on a query of the Minor Planet Center Database. (Support for major planets was added in November 2017.)
15 Aug 2018: The fl11 Sinistro camera (on the Dome B telescope) has been taken out-of-service. The problem is under investigation.
3 Aug 2018: The kb24 camera on 0m4a is available for science observations.
1 Aug 2018: The kb24 camera has replaced kb98 on the 0m4a telescope. Commissioning is in progress.
19 July 2018: kb98 (on the 0m4a telescope) was taken offline because of repeated problems with condensation infiltrating the camera.
28 June 2018: The 2m telescope is available for science observations again!
21 June 2018: The Dome B 1m telescope is available for science observations again!
9 Aug 2018: The fl16 Sinistro camera (with an STA Archon CCD controller) is available for science observations again.
27 Jul - 8 Aug 2018: The Sinistro camera (fl16) on the Dome A telescope is being used to test a new controller. This camera/telescope is not available for science observations.
29 May - 26 Jul 2018: There were problems with the focus mechanism in the 0m4a telescope. The telescope was offline.
12- Feb 2018: The mechanism for controlling the secondary mirror on the Dome B telescope is stuck. This telescope is out-of-service until the mechanism is replaced.
27 Nov 2017: NRES spectrograph commissioning begins.
5- June 2017: The Sinistro in Dome B (fl14) has a CCD readout problem. This camera is out-of-service.
11 May 2018: The kb88 SBIG camera (on the 0m4b telescope) has moisture inside of it. It has been taken offline until it can be replaced.
30 Nov 2017: The 0m4b telescope (kb88 camera) is now available for science observations.
7-10 Nov 2017: The 0m4a telescope had to be taken offline. Some software bug is causing on-site image reduction processes to not get cancelled when they run too long, causing site software to grind to a halt.
11 Oct 2017: The 0m4a telescope (with kb99 camera) is now available for science observations.
21 Sep 2017: The kb99 SBIG camera was installed in place of kb29. Commissioning of the new camera began.
10-14 Aug 2018: The fl15 Sinistro (on the Dome A telescope) was offline. Images show intermittent dark/light streaks.
23 Apr 2018: Another SBIG camera, kb81, was installed on the 0m4a telescope in Aqawan A.
9 Apr 2018: The kb95 SBIG (on the 0m4a telescope in Aqawan A) has been removed because of condensation inside the camera.
31 Mar - 19 Apr 2018: Observations with the NRES unit were suspended because the ThAr arc lamp failed.
6 Dec 2017 - 17 Jan 2018: The fl09 camera in the NRES spectrograph warmed-up. The cryotiger system was serviced on January 15.
5 August 2018: The kb92 SBIG camera replaced the kb80 camera on the 0m4a telescope.
1 August 2018: The kb80 SBIG camera was removed from the 0m4a telescope because of strange behavior: images either showed vertical stripes or were completely saturated.
20 April 2018: Commissioning of the new 1m primary mirror concluded, and the fl05 Sinistro camera resumed science observations.
2-13 April 2018: Engineering team at site. The primary mirror in the 1m telescope was replaced; the secondary mirror and the corrector plate were cleaned.
8 Nov 2017: The NRES spectrograph was released for science observations.
3-12 Apr 2018: The 0m4c telescope was offline because of condensation inside the kb82 SBIG camera. The camera was dried-out and cleaned.
12-20 Feb 2018: The computer controlling the guide camera for the Spectral imager died and had to be replaced.
17-24 Jan 2018: The 0m4b telescope was stuck on the pitch axis.
9 Dec 2017 - 15 Jan 2018: The 0m4b telescope (kb27 camera) was out-of-service again because of a problem with the cables to the focus/collimation motors.
13 Nov - 7 Dec 2017: The 0m4b telescope (kb27 camera) was offline because of a problem with the focus mechanism.