Our first non-Arizona visiting astronomer was taking data with Clio and VisAO tonight. His name is Brett Addison of the University of New South Wales, Sydney.
Also Alycia arrived safely today.
Today the seeing was bad to very bad for almost the whole night.
Alfio made a new mirror diagnostic last year that shows the mirror commands sampled at a very high speed. See the video here: It’s a really cool one!
Then this run he added the plot to the right that shows the maximum mirror command at each time step. I liked this plot so much because it shows you both how stable the loop is as you are adjusting the gains, and also gives a diagnostic for what happened if the loop breaks open. I told Alfio it was my favorite plot, so he made a quick update to the code:
In honor of our knocking out targets numbers 1-10 tonight (although we had to skip target 3 due to seeing and faintness, so it was 9 targets total…) here is Tina Dico singing her song Count to Ten: