This page contains brief summaries of Hector observing for each run, with links to more complete observing logs. Hours listed are for 15 mins before the end of twilight to 15 mins after the end of twilight, which is the usual extent of observing time (although some calibrations will be taken outside of these).

For each night please also fill in the Hector survey log sheet, which is an excel spreadsheet and upload it to the relevant place in the table. The Hector survey log sheet template can be found here (coming soon!).

A version of this spreadsheet has been pre-filled, giving an example perfect night’s observations. Note this is an example with sensible starting values for exposure times, but the counts in the images will need to be checked and exposures adjusted if necessary. Groups of images plus matching calibration frames are coloured together. If you wish you can download this pre-filled version and edit it as you go through the night then find it here (coming soon).

Visit SAMI summary page if need some examples.

Run 6 (Commissioning): 2022 July 25- July 31

Observers: Julia Bryant, Stefania Barsanti, Sarah Sweet, Luca Cortese, Amelia Fraser-McKelvie (remote: Madusha Gunawardhana)

Date
Hector
log
2022072525072022
2022072626072022
2022072727072022
2022072828072022
2022072929072022
2022073030072022
2022073131072022

Run 5 (Commissioning): 2022 June 27- July 5

Observers: Julia Bryant, Madusha Gunawardhana, Sree Oh, Sarah Sweet, Di Wang

Run 4 (Commissioning): 2022 May 25 – June 5

Observers: Julia Bryant, Madusha Gunawardhana, Sam Vaughan, Matthew Colless/Katie Grasha (25 – 28 May), Jesse van de Sande/Tomas Rutherford (30 May – 5 June)

Run 3 (Commissioning): 2022 Feb 23 – March 6

Observers: Julia Bryant, Madusha Gunawardhana, Sam Vaughan, Sree Oh, Stefania Barsanti

Date
Hector
log
20220223log23022022
20220224log24022022
20220225log25022022
20220226log26022022
20220227log27022022
20220228log28022022
20220301log01032022
20220302log02032022
20220303log03032022
20220304log04032022
20220305log05032022
20220306log06032022

Run 2 (Commissioning): 2022 Jan 10 – 16

Observers: Julia Bryant, Madusha Gunawardhana, Sam Vaughan (remote)

Date
Hector
log
20220110log1001222
20220111log11012022
20220112log12012022
20220113log13012022
20220114log14012022
20220115log15012022
20220116log16012022

Run 1 (Commissioning): 2021 Dec 1 – 12

Observers: Julia Bryant, Sam Vaughan, Jesse van de Sande, Scott Croom, Madusha Gunawardhana

Date
Hector
log
20211201log01122021
20211202log02122021
20211203log03122021
20211204log04122021
20211205log05122021
20211206log06122021
20211207log07122021
20211208log08122021
20211209log09122021
20211210log10122021
20211211log12122021
20211212log11122021