MAPS/MIRAC Jan. 2024 (2023B) Night 2: Snow torbie

Weather tonight [Image description: Weather webpage snapshot showing: Temp 32*F, humidity 97%, wind gusts up to 55mph, clouds, and snow]

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: