AuxTel/LATISS finally got back on the sky after the long covid shutdown. Time was spent preparing for the run (selecting science targets, writing tooling for data analysis) and then doing online support during the actual run itself.
Significant progress was made on the integration of Spectractor with the DM stack, and work was done liaising with scientists from DESC who were taking an early look at reduced spectra and giving feedback on data interfaces.
After enjoying the restart and fresh data rolling in, sadly April's observing run was canceled due to re-tightening of covid restrictions on the summit and problems with the AuxTel rotator, so time was spent instead focusing on improving the quality of the spectroscopic reductions, cleaning up the output of the pipeline, and tidying up the interface code to prepare for migration of the pipeline to Gen3/pipeline task land.
Routine re-reduction of all on-sky images is now possible, with all output products retrievable by the butler, meaning everything is now in place for writing a Gen3 version of the pipeline, as we will be able to check for parity across generations.