Astronomy Report- March 18th

Name: Tom Baldwin

Crew: 207

Date: 18-MAR-2019

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY

Robotic Telescope Requested MDRS-WF

Objects Viewed: Hersehend Nebula

Problems Encountered: Working on completing image from Crab Nebula. For some reason, using AstriImage, the calibration for each group of filter selections were processed at the 16 bit level. The Luminosity group, though set for 16 bit, ends up being processed at 32, though set at 16. I’ll try again, and either set all to 32, or delete the Luminosity filter PNG.

MUSK OBSERVATORY : Viewed Sun through eyepiece.

Solar Features Observed: Sun

Problems Encountered: When the camera was installed and the ICap program opened, the following message was displayed: “The device “Skyrus 236M, (30614267} is in live mode, but does not seem to deliver images. Try to choose a different video format, or try reconnecting your device in the computer.”

The computer was shut down, the camera was reconnected, the computer was restarted, and the ICap program was restarted. The following message was displayed: Live mode could not be started. Please make sure no other program uses the device and that there is enough bandwidth on your firewire available. When “OKAY” was selected, a window appeared with the following: “Skyrus 236M (30614217}

VIDEO FORM -NA

VIDEO FORMAT RGB 4 (640/968)

INPUT CHANNEL -NA

FRAME RATE: 112.5

A different VIDEO FORMAT was selected, but a similar fault window was displayed.

Following another telescope alignment, reconnection of the camera, and another restart of both the computer and ICap program, a fuzzy grey picture was displayed. Selection of the DEVCE TAB, then PROPERTIES, in order to adjust theexposure and the gaindid not change the picture.