Observations in La Palma
| Follow-up to October activities

-R. Hoogenboom

On November 7, 8, and 9 Rosa Hoogenboom and Milan Heinsohn Huala continued the observing programme from October at the Isaac Newton Telescope in La Palma. We still observed using the same spectrograph, but this time, at a central wavelength beyond 1 micron. This wavelength pushes the detector to its limit, and normally no one requests such an extreme setup! This spectral region may contain undiscovered Diffuse Interstellar Bands, which we are investigating with this research. This run the weather was perfect for observing, which is rare at this time of the year. However, we lost some time on the first two nights due to technical problems. A power outage at the entire observatory meant that both the Isaac Newton Telescope and William Herschel Telescope were running on backup generators. It turned out that one of the generators was failing, so the telescope would stop tracking our stars randomly. The second night was completely windstill, meaning that there was a lot of time to take some beautiful pictures of the night sky and the telescope. The obtained data will be analysed by Rosa Hoogenboom, Daphne Abbink, Milan Heinsohn Huala and Leander Schlarmann. Rosa Hoogenboom wishes to thank EuroMoonMars for helping to make the observing trips possible.






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