NAME: Mouadh Bouayad CREW: 175
DATE OF OSERVATION: 02/28/2017
SKY CONDITIONS: clear
WIND CONDITIONS: no wind
OBSERVATION START TIME: 8:00 pm
OBSERVATION END TIME: 12:00 am
SUMMARY: Yesterday afternoon, I took about an hour to become familiar with the CCD camera, and the software on the astronomy computer. I prepared everything to be able to use it right after (when night falls). I also figured I could use the software from the hab, as I found the blue Ethernet cable in the hab. It finally took me more time than I expected to do the focus, and I therefore missed Mars and Venus. I however could take some more pictures of Orion Nebulae and Jupiter.
Nevertheless, I still don’t know how to zoom in or out, especially in order to get more details of Jupiter. Because no matter how hard I tried to dim it down, it still seemed too bright to get some details. Now that I know more about how everything works, I think I’ll be able to take a lot more pictures tonight.
OBJECTS VIEWED: Orion Nebulae, Betelgeuse (no photos), Jupiter
PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED: None