Astronomy Report – December 24th

Astronomy Report

Name: Dylan Dilger

Crew: 236
Date: 12/24/2021

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY

Robotic Telescope Requested (choose one) Montana Learning Center

Objects Viewed: M35, IC434 (Horsehead Nebula), M95, M96, NGC2244 (Rosette Nebula)

Problems Encountered: Observatory live view showed clear skies when observation requests were submitted and about 1/4 cloudy skies confined to the horizon 2 hours later. Looking at the sample JPG of all observations shows no stars and no detail, so clouds likely interfered with all observations. On Skynet, it said the weather was good, but I don’t think it’s very all-encompassing or sensitive.

MUSK OBSERVATORY

Solar Features Observed: None

Problems Encountered: None