Astronomy Report – April 24th

Astronomy Report

Name: Eric Shear

Crew: 193
Date: April 24, 2018

Sky Conditions: Clear/Cloudy

Wind Conditions: None

Observation Start Time: 0800

Observation End Time: 930

Summary:

Monitored the sun for sunspot activity. Only one sunspot was found – it appears to be a merger of the two seen on the previous observation. Prominences were very small and only visible with the eye, not with the Skyris camera. No flares or filaments were seen.

Photos were taken with the Skyris camera and the best image processed in Autostakkert, Registax, Photoshop, and PowerPoint to colorize and bring out contrast. The result is attached.

Objects Viewed: Sun

Problems Encountered: Clouds later in the observation period, after sunspot image was taken. The Registrax program froze and had to be restarted.