Astronomy Report – May 2nd

Astronomy Report

Name: Eric Shear

Crew: 193
Date: May 2, 2018

Sky Conditions: Heavy clouds & rain for most of the day. The sun came out between the clouds in the afternoon.

Wind Conditions: Low

Observation Start Time: 1430

Observation End Time: 1500

Summary:

On eye-viewing, the sun appeared to have no obvious features. The photo taken below has a tiny prominence.

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

Objects Viewed: Sun

Problems Encountered:

There was a light drizzle despite the sun being out among the clouds, so I waited 10-15 minutes before it stopped before taking the blanket off the telescope.