It’s 7.20am. I started my shift when we left the astronomer’s residence at 8pm. It’ll be at least another three, probably more like four hours until I’m back in bed. And then we’ll do it all again tomorrow.
And yet getting fantastic data with Harp, the new instrument on the JCMT, can make react like this (spontaneous movement captured by the webcam). It’s not even my data as the weather’s still preventing us from doing what we came here for.
I went out and watched the dawn earlier, but I’ll save that story for when I’ve got the pictures off the digital camera.