Have been somewhat under the weather, but what time was spent on research since my last post has been mainly spent on designing the GMOS mask for observations of the Clone Arc and galaxies nearby. Have converged except for uncertainty at Gemini about the precise shapes of tilted slits and if such slits can be placed adjacent to each other. Full discussion to be posted for future community reference when everything is finalized.
Also: Skype conversation with Jesse, read Netzer's paper for journal club, read Kollatschny & Zetzl's execrable Nature letter (solid body rotation for an accretion disk. Really?), and sent along comments on draft HST reverberation mapping proposal.