Observing campaign 40 finishes with a clear night and good seeing (1-1.5 arcsec). However, smoke from the "Poco" wildfire about 150 miles to the north of Mt. Bigelow was clearly evident in the sky. Because of this, photometry was obtained cautiously tonight and several checks to test the validity of the photometric information were made. Polarimetry was not affected.
This concludes a highly productive stay at the Kuiper Telescope over the
last 3 months. Only one night of 28 was completely lost to bad weather.
The Fermi Cycle 4 monitoring program at Steward Observatory will conclude
at the Bok Telescope in July, where it will be man versus monsoon. We'll
test our luck against Mother Nature and her impressive lightning displays.