Beautifully Clear Night!

Trip Start Sep 28, 2013
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Trip End Oct 12, 2013


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Thursday, October 3, 2013

After a pretty uneventful morning, we went in to the dome this afternoon to take some biases and dome flats, now that the servers had been fixed.  Then went off to dinner as the dome flats were finishing up.  Dinner was great as usual.  The food in Chile is quite good, I like it better than I thought I would!  Then we headed back up to the dome as the sun was setting.  The sunsets are great here in the mountains.  One of the astronomers that works for FERMI Lab and is currently working on a Dark Energy Survey on the 4.0-m telescope offered to give us a tour of the 4.0-m, as I hadn't seen it yet.  It was crazy how big it was!  And downstairs in the control room, there were three computers, each with eight different computer monitors.  Eight!  It was pretty intense to see. I'm glad the astronomer's were willing to give us a tour, it was a very neat experience.  The rest of our night was pretty successful.  We bounced back and forth between the original asteroid we started on two nights ago, 18137, and a new asteroid 1870.  We were able to work all night and got a bunch of data to analyze tomorrow.
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