Arrived at the LBTO at 6pm with the night's activities in full swing. The dome was open and the observing team were finishing the fine alignment of the science camera. It is always impressive to be in the dome with the shutter doors open.
We spent a productive if not frustrating first part of the evening checking out the cameras, hunting for holes in the clouds, and debugging the AO operations. We had assistance from Doug Miller in Tucson, who with the help of Armando Richardi was able to get the SX side working. There were issues that were identified and our colleagues at Arcetri were just arriving at work to help out with the issues.
Unfortunately we were forced to closed the dome at 1:30 am due to high winds. The protocol is more than one gust over 22m/s in a 6 minute time window. The baseline wind speed was ~18m/s so I think that we were lucky to stay open as long as we did. It was a productive, but short night.