Astronomy Report – December 12th



Astronomy Report
Name: Cesare Guariniello
Crew: 288
Date: 12 Dec 2023

Robotic Telescope Requested (choose one) MDRS-WF and MLC-RCOS16
Objects to be Imaged this Evening: PGC69327, M31
Images submitted with this report: None
Problems Encountered: None, the telescopes are imaging right now

Astronomy laptop and astronomy box are in the right location. The dome operates correctly (first slide is a little noisy out of friction). However, the telescope appeared to have the wrong orientation, as per photo attached. After turning it on, it went to “star alignment”, so I just used “last alignment”, which send it to what usually was the Home Location, aligned with the column and pointing towards the back of the dome. The alignment was very accurate. On sending the telescope back to the Home Location, it went back to the location to which I initially found it, that is sideways. If necessary, I can reset the Home Location to what was the usual location in the past years.

Solar Features Observed: None
Images submitted with this report: None
Problems Encountered: Telescope seems to have the wrong Home location

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