Astronomy Report – December 4th

[category  astronomy-report]

Name: Enkhtuvshin “Dono” Doyodkhuu

Crew: 287

Date: 04 December 2023


Solar Features Observed: Sunspots. I’ve spent the morning and afternoon getting used to the observatory. I’m so impressed with the capabilities of the telescope. This was my first time working with SharpCap, and I’ve managed to capture an image of a few sunspots.

Images submitted with this report: See attached.

Problems Encountered:

1. The telescope was not turning at first at all. I’ve changed the motor speed to 7 and it started moving. My guess is that motor speed 5 is not strong enough to move the telescope around, and I may need to loosen some screws first. Requesting support on this.

2. I can’t seem to find the Gamma on SharpCap. It is supposed to be under “Image Controls” but all I see is the Brightness option. Maybe the SharpCap 4.0 is different from what is in the Quick Guide, or I need to add it onto the Image Option from somewhere else. Requesting support on this.

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