2015B Day 13: Amali wins the blog

Well, we hope you enjoyed yesterday’s blog post as much as we did! Amali’s clever and amusing artistry prompted us to develop the first-ever MagAO blog prize, and a new category of Award Winning Posts (at right). Here we present the 2015B MagAO Blog Award to Amali Vaz for her creation entitled A Post That Cannot Words:

Presenting: The first-ever MagAO Blog Award goes to Amali Vaz for 2015B! Trophy made possible by the old broken Clio funnel. Presented by Katie, witnessed by TJ, documented by Jared.

Amali wins the blog

Amali at work on her masterpiece last night

Well, we did have a bit of excitement, with the ship trying to give out on us, but Jared is not one to give up the ship, so he got to work on his RAID-1 array and the AO supervisor computer was none the wiser:

Jared at work on his masterpiece

And we opened at sunset and had a good night for TJ:

Clay opening at sunset

Mr. Psy Boone Bean worked out an issue with some J-band image elongation we had at the start of the night, which was related to aligning the camera, and not homing the camera lens:

We had some weird image elongation at J-band at the start of the night (left), which TJ fixed (right)

And we had a great night of good seeing and beautiful PSFs. Amali is on the next transport out of here — thanks for keeping the loop happy and the blog amusing! Safe travels and see you in Tucson!

For some reason, Men At Work singing about Down Under reminds me of Toto singing of Africa:

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