A second really nice night in a row! And of course rig#1 is still down for repairs! Lows tonight around 65F, clear (but not quite as clear as last night) calm winds – seeing even now is better than 2-arcsec. Expecting dew tonight so DON’T FORGET TO KEEP DEW HEATERS ON!
Rig#2: V1101 Aql & HT Cas
Another night on this object. Meridian transit at about 11:05pm, will hit the trees around 1:00am. So I’ll see what Joe Patterson is suggesting for late night targets. 30-second exposures, V1101 is bright, perhaps not as bright as last night.
V1101 got into the maple tree from hell at around 1:00am. So I decided to give HT Cas a try. Seems HT Cas is quite quiet these days! After a few dozen 30-second exposures I decided to bag it – out at around 2:30am.
Earlier today I got caught up with current projects – two nights of V1101 Aql reduced and sent to Joe Patterson – three nights of spectra of WR 134, 135, and 137 sent off to Noel Richardson.
Added August 25th:
I got the data reduced the following morning. Here’s a plot. Nice sinusoid!