MagAO-Classic posts

  • Information about the 2017A run

    2016-09-28

    Katie Morzinski

    The 2016B run is engineering. The 2017A run will likely be in February or March. It will be a shorter run (about 15 nights), and shared-risk due to the new AO and Clio detector upgrades. Hope this helps with your telescope proposals! Love, MagAO
  • MagAO-R Day 219

    2016-09-24

    Katie Morzinski

    MagAO-R Day 219
    The other day I mentioned the MagAO-R project, which is MagAO-Refurbishment. Here I describe the glycol leak that happened on Feb. 19th 2016 and the recovery and refurbishment of MagAO as of today. The good news is that the ASM is recovered and refurbished! Here is a 5-second video showing the MagAO ...
  • Animals on the Mountain

    2016-09-09

    Katie Morzinski

    Animals on the Mountain
    Laird, Jared, and I are here working on the ASM and Clio, for MagAO-R, preparing for MagAO-2k, and scheming about MagAO-X. Besides the salad animals, there are plenty of other animals on the mountain. Laird and Federico saw a herd of guanacos but didn’t get a picture. Here is what I did ...
  • Animales Ensalada

    2016-09-08

    Katie Morzinski

    Animales Ensalada
    ¡Hola MagAO aficionados! Estamos de vuelta en LCO. Más información acerca de que el mañana. Para hoy: Animales Ensalada: Y la canción del día:
  • MagAO’s Newest Sagan Fellow

    2016-08-09

    Jared Males

    MagAO's Newest Sagan Fellow
    We are very excited to announce that MagAO’s very own Kate Follette has been awarded a NASA Sagan Fellowship. Her proposal, “Finding and Characterizing Forming Protoplanets with Next-Generation Adaptive Optics Systems”, was one of just 6 selected this year. You’ll probably have guessed that “Next-Generation” AO systems includes our very own MagAO. Congratulations ...
  • MagAO at 2016 SPIE Astronomical Telescopes & Instrumentation

    2016-07-01

    Katie Morzinski

    MagAO at 2016 SPIE Astronomical Telescopes & Instrumentation
    MagAO is at the SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation conference in Edinburgh, Scotland this week. Instrumentation-astronomers from around the world are gathered here to talk science and engineering. The talks feature everything from detector technology, high-speed computing, and telescope operations to gravitational waves and extrasolar planets. My talk about MagAO was the first one ...
  • 2016B Engineering Only

    2016-03-28

    Jared Males

    Just a quick reminder for MagAO users who may be considering submitting a telescope proposal in the near future: MagAO will not be available for general use in the 2016B semester. The system will be on the telescope during the semester, but for engineering work only. This work includes recalibration, and installation of the ...
  • 2016A: Home

    2016-03-06

    Katie Morzinski

    2016A: Home
    We all made it home safely. Carefully packing my purse the first time I left the house, I remembered my keys and phone… but forgot my wallet — oh yeah, you need money to acquire goods in the non-mountain economy! At least I remembered I DIDN’T need my flashlight. This 3-song mashup is so ...
  • 2016A Day 22: Keep On Turning

    2016-03-03

    Jared Males

    2016A Day 22: Keep On Turning
    Our last day at LCO (this time) was a critter filled day. The Guanaco herd, complete with youngun, made an appearance. The pictures didn’t turn out though. Today we packed up a lot of stuff. Some things were more carefully packed than others. So long LCO. See you next time. Made of Silver. Once.
  • 2016A Day 21: Lean on me

    2016-03-02

    Katie Morzinski

    Thanks to those who help us carry on!