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LBA Observing Session, Sep 2019

Telescope setup and monitoring guides

General information

Online pages to monitor

Bitmasks and modes for experiments (for fila10g setup)

  • vt02ap: 0xffffffff Mark5B−2014–16–2
  • v558d: 0xffffffff Mark5B−1024–16–2
  • v581a: 0×0f0f0000 Mark5B−256–4−2
  • v255ah: 0xffff0000 Mark5B−512–8−2
  • vc381: 0×0f0f0000 Mark5B−256–4−2
  • v525f: 0×0f0f0000 Mark5B−256–4−2
  • vt26a: 0×0f0f0000 Mark5B−256–4−2

Notes

  • Observers on duty are responsible to look after Hobart 26m, Ceduna and Katherine.
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your shift starts to ensure a smooth handover.
  • Please identify yourself at the start of your shift in the chat. When going to sleep or being away for an extended time, please let people know. Mattermost can be installed on your phone to get notifications, or alternatively let them know your phone number.
  • Please familiarize yourself with how things work before your shift.
  • Keep the LBA people updated during experiment changes and if problems occur. Better to be too detailed in chat than being silent.
  • After finishing a shift, please update the person following you and fill out handover notes (make the system for this today).

Asking for help (do in this order if not super urgent)

  1. Try the things in the setup guides’ troubleshooting section. If fails, then…
  2. Try asking for help in the LBA chat and AuScope chat. If fails, then…
  3. Try contacting Lucas or Gabor. Phone numbers are on the whiteboard in the AuScope room.

Handover notes, problems and solutions

Roster

  • Experiment start: Make sure .prc and .snp files are available and correct before experiment starts. Experiments always have a short fringe check session at the start. Try to start the experiment quickly but correctly to make fringe checks possible. Pay attention to chat and fringe check results and troubleshoot as necessary. Once there are fringes, don’t change the setup.
  • Experiment middle: Monitor the antennas and note down anything unusual in the handover notes.
  • Experiment end: Stow antennas if necessary and fill out handover notes.

UTAS telescopes

Shift (local time)Observer (duration)ExperimentsStationsNotes
20 Sep (Fr)
8–17
Lucas/Gabor (9h)vc380, v252bsHoCdFringe check session & experiment start (K-band/1cm)
20 Sep (Fr)
17–23
Prad (6h)v252bsHoCdExperiment middle (K-band/1cm)
20 Sep (Fr)
23–10 (Sa)
Earl (11h)v252bsHoCdExperiment end (K-band/1cm)
21 Sep (Sa)
10–21
Mas (11h)v544eHoCdExperiment start (K-band/1cm)
21 Sep (Sa)
21–11 (Su)
Gabor (14h)v544e, v576aHoCdExperiment end & start (K-band/1cm)
BREAK
27 Sep (Fr)
14–17
Lucas/Gabor (3h)vt02apHoCdFringe check session (C-band/6.5GHz)
27 Sep (Fr)
17–23
Ross (6h)vt02ap, v558dHoCdExperiment end & start (C-band/6.5GHz)
27 Sep (Fr)
23–9 (Sa)
Lim (10h)v558dHoCdExperiment middle (C-band/6.5GHz)
28 Sep (Sa)
9–14
Gabor (5h)v558d, v581aHoCdKeExperiment end & start (C-band/6.5GHz/6.7GHz)
28 Sep (Sa)
14–20
Jay (6h)v581aHoCdKeExperiment middle (C-band/6.7GHz)
28 Sep (Sa)
20–10 (Su)
Patrick (14h)v581a, v255ahHoCdKeExperiment end & start (C-band/6.7GHz)
29 Sep (Su)
10–21
Jay (11h)v255ahHoCdKeExperiment middle (C-band/6.7GHz)
29 Sep (Su)
21–9 (Mo)
Tiege (12h)v255ah, vc381, v525fHoCdKeExperiment end & starts(2), including a fringe check session (C-band/6.7GHz)
30 Sep (Mo)
9–16
Lucas (7h)v525f, vt026aHoCdKeExperiment end & start (C-band/6.7GHz)
30 Sep (Mo)
16–24
Prad (8h)vt026aHoCdKeExperiment end (C-band/6.7GHz)

ATNF telescopes

Shift (local time)Observer (duration)ExperimentsStationsNotes
21 Sep (Sa)
10–21
Jay (11h)v544eAtMpPa 
21 Sep (Sa)
21–11 (Su)
Gabor (14h)v544e, v576aAtMpPaAlso monitoring UTAScope.
BREAK
28 Sep (Sa)
11–20 (Sa)
Jay (9h)v581aAtMpPaAlso monitoring UTAScope from 14h.
28 Sep (Sa)
20–10 (Su)
Lucas (14h)v581a, v255ahAtMpPa 
29 Sep (Su)
10–21
Jay (11h)v255ahAtMpPaAlso monitoring UTAScope.
29 Sep (Su)
21–9 (Mo)
Gabor (12h)v255ah, v525fAtMpPa 
30 Sep (Mo)
9–16
Lucas (7h)v525fAtMpPaAlso monitoring UTAScope.
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