We didn’t open tonight due to thick clouds. The MIRAC team took a lot of darks and dome “skies” to assess their QE and background noise. It started snowing around 2am and we left the dome around 3:30 with snow already accumulating on the ground.
Animal of the day:
The animal of the night is the Torbie cat, a combination of Tabby + Tortoiseshell
Such as seen in this snuggly bug that is helping Jared test his AO loop calibration procedures back in Tucson: