Sometimes you have to phrase what you do, so you realize how frakkin' awesome this job really is. I got to go with the telescope operator (there is a different term for this job now but TO seems much better in my view...) and see the opening of the dome. Then I ran back down to the control room to do sky flats.
Observing is going well. The guys at the INT were not so lucky. The power outage has borked their contol computers and now nothing is happening there. I' lucky. Weather is good too. Double lucky.
|The WHT telescope with the dome door. This is not a small door.|
|Opening with an allmighty noise. V. cool.|
|the INT. At least they managed to get the dome open...|
|The ISIS spectrograph I'm using|