Status & What's New



    Travel arrangements, Observing Dec. 2010 / Jan 2011
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    Observing Run  01/03/11 - 10/03/11
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    Arianna   x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x
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    Observing Run  30/12/10 -06/01/11  
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             30 31  1  2  3  4  5  6
    Lodo      x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x
    Arianna   x  x  x  x  x
    Magda                 x  x  x   
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    JENAM April 20-23 Hatfield (Herts(UK))
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    19 20 21 22 23 24
    Arianna x x x x x  
    Lodo ? ? ? ? ?  
    Ortwin x x x x(a.m.)  
    Magda x x   x x  
    Flavio x x   x x  
    nigel x x   (trip, a.m.) x x  
    Payel x x   x x  
    -------------------------------------------- Who is present and when? Nicola: IN Mar 23 at 19:30, then directly to the WHT OUT Mar 28 at 10:30 mobile +393286753408 Vincenzo:IN Mar 19 at 20:30. Arrival to WHT Mar 20 OUT Mar 30 at 21:20 mobile +39 3284457334 ------------------------------------ Observing November 27, 28, 29, 30 ------------------------------------ NIGEL: IB3215 22NOV Amsterdam - Madrid 0805 - 1030 IB 972 22NOV Madrid - Tenerife Sur 1200 - 1355 [I have a couple of days on Tenerife] Binter NT 637 25NOV Tenerife sur La Palma 1800 - 1900? [ stay overnight at Tamburiente ] NOV26 - taxi to Residencia. IB 937 02DEC La Palma - Madrid 1340 - 1715 IB3244 02DEC Madrid - Amsterdam 1925 - 2150 ------------------------------------ LODO ------------------------------------ I will be flying the 26th (arrival scheduled for 16:15 at the airport, flight number DE3452) and I'll be leaving the 3rd. ------------------------------------






    PNS MEETING IN NAPLES July 2008



    Participant availability:
    July 1st week (dates) 2nd week (dates) 3rd week (dates) 4th week (dates) 5th week (dates)Other dates
    M. Arnaboldi
    M. Capaccioli X(all) X(all)
    L. Coccato
    A. Cortesi
    P. Das
    N. G. Douglas
    K.C. Freeman
    O. Gerhard
    F. De Lorenzi
    K. Kujken
    M. Merrifield
    N.R. Napolitano X(all) X(all) X(all) X(till 23rd)
    A.J. Romanowsky

    Preliminary program/informations can be found here.



    PNS MEETING IN LEIDEN 7-8 Feb 2008

    Agenda
    1. scientific program: expected results, time required, ancillary data
    2. Calibration trouble-shooting?
    3. The "observers problem"
    4. A webmaster - rotating?
    5. Optimal use of H-a data: a specialist?
    6. Update on Controller software
    7. Finances
    8. Data Archiving
    9. ....
    10. ....


    (Oct 2007) Controller 2, sent via DHL Sep 28, arrived at LPO Oct 3!)


    (Oct 2007) Nigel and Erik de Wit will attempt to commission the new controller, H-alpha camera, and PN.S laptop (replacing the no-longer adequate PC). Nigel arrives on October 29, returning November 2. See also below.


    (Sep 10 2007) Recently the NGC~N1023 paper was submitted to MNRAS


    (Sep 2007) Flavio De Lorenzi has joined the team


    Up-coming Observing Run (Dec 4 - Dec 9 (P37 Merrifield - P13 Noordemeer)
    Observers so far:

    Mike - 3/12, morning
    Lodo - date and time?
    Nigel - to arrive SPC 4/12 18:00 ; Working 4,5,6 dec; Leave 7 Dec 14:00
    Edo - to arrive on La Palma Mon 3/12, 10.30h and to leave on Mon 10/12, 16.00h.


    Problems were enountered with the reliability of the new controller and a cost over-run is inevitable. Nigel and the electronics engineer (Erik de Wit) will travel to La Palma for tests - dates will be posted.


    ApJ paper (3379) in print


    (May 29 2007) ND completed first-pass data reduction on the ISIS service observations - apart from one object which seems to exhibit a continuum only (perhaps the central star of a PN but more likely a random star in the field) he did not find any emission. Unless the CR removal has been too severe the only explanation seems to be that the targets were missed.


    (May 9 2007) Meeting with ElectronX to kick-off reconstruction of the H-alpha controller. Finishing date is set to August 20.


    (April 23 2007) Adapter for H-a camera shipped from RSAA


    (March 13 2007) Lodo Coccato left Groningen for a position at the MPE Garching, but remains in the PN.S team.


    (March/April 2007) ISIS support observations


    November 2006 - MEETING IN GARCHING (minutes on project page)


    (October 2006) H-alpha camera is assembled and at La Palma;
    serious technical problems to be solved before the camera can be
    commissioned. The PN.S run was unaffected, but poor weather intervened
    (see observing summary).


    (October 2006) ApJ paper on NGC3379 accepted for publication




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