Astronomy Report – April 20th

Astronomy Report

Name: Victoria Varone

Crew: 192

Date: 20 April 2018

Sky Conditions: Clear

Wind Conditions: Calm

Observation Start Time: 1:00 PM

Observation End Time: 1:30 PM

Summary: The Sun came out after a bit of rain and a lot of clouds this morning, so I took advantage of the clear skies to get in some solar observing.

Objects Viewed: Sun

Problems Encountered: None

Astronomy Report – April 18th

Astronomy Report

Name: Victoria Varone

Crew: 192

Date: 18 April 2018

Sky Conditions: Partly Cloudy

Wind Conditions: Calm

Observation Start Time: 3:30 PM

Observation End Time: 4:00 PM

Summary: A quick scan and survey of the Sun’s surface provided a great view and a short telescope lesson for two of my crewmates.

Objects Viewed: Sun

Problems Encountered: A few clouds.

Astronomy Report – 21st March

Astronomy Report
Name: Sophie Wuyckens Crew: 190
date: 3/21/2018

Sky Conditions: Cloudy all the day long but clear sky from 4:00 PM.

Wind Conditions: no wind

Observation Start Time: 16:30

Observation End Time: 17:30

Summary: Today Mick wanted to learn how to manipulate the telescope. Therefore we have benefited from a thinning to go the Musk observatory during one hour. It was a short observation but efficient. We took one beautiful shot.
Objects Viewed: dark spot on the Sun + small prominences

Problems Encountered: iCap had some difficulties to open at first. But we have finally managed to work with it.

Cheers,

Sophie Wuyckens

Astronomy Report – March 20th

Astronomy Report
Name: Sophie Wuyckens Crew: 190
date: 3/20/2018

Sky Conditions: Cloudy all the day long but very clear sky from 5:00 PM.

Wind Conditions: no wind

Observation Start Time: 17:00

Observation End Time: 18:30

Summary: I haven’t gone to the observatory for the last few days because of the bad weather. Therefore when I saw a clear blue sky at 17:00, I jumped on the occasion. I took 3 pictures of the Sun. They were taken in the excitation and in a short time so they are not amazing. I hope to enjoy the telescope with nice ends of afternoon like that for the last days of my stay at MDRS.
Objects Viewed: some little solar eruptions and surface of the Sun

Problems Encountered: I had a small problem with ICap : When I want to take capture each 35s, a message pops up " Error writing bmp files" and it stops the captures. I didn’t have the problem for my last pictures.

Astronomy Report – March 17th

Name: Sophie Wuyckens Crew: 190
date: 3/17/2018

Sky Conditions: Clear but sometines some clouds

Wind Conditions: High wind all the day long

Observation Start Time: No observation

Observation End Time: –

Summary: I didn’t dare to use the the observatory today because the wind was very violent.

Astronomy Report – March 13th

Astronomy Report

Name: Sophie Wuyckens Crew: 190
date: 3/13/2018

Sky Conditions: Very clear sky

Wind Conditions: No wind

Observation Start Time: 12:00

Observation End Time: 15:00

Summary: I continued my training with the telescope. I got 2 pictures (see jpeg attached) of the Sun, they are not very fancy but unfortunately the Sun has no real relevant activity. I am trying to create gif and videos of the mini solar eruptions.
Objects Viewed: some little solar eruptions and surface of the Sun

Problems Encountered: No problems

Astronomy Report – March 12th

Astronomy Report
Name: Sophie Wuyckens Crew: 190
date: 3/12/2018

Sky Conditions: Very clear sky in the morning and some clouds in the afternoon

Wind Conditions: No wind

Observation Start Time: 11:30 – 13:00 & 15:30-17:30

Observation End Time: See above

Summary: First day of observations. I became acquainted with the telescope all the day long. I got 3 pictures (see jpeg attached) of the Sun.
Objects Viewed: Sun, a little solar eruption and surface of the Sun

Problems Encountered: I had some trouble in order to find the Sun in the afternoon but it was just due to the fact that I had to pass to PM mode given that I passed from the morning to the afternoon. A Beginner Error, I guess. Peter is the one who told me how to fix my bug. It was good after.

Astronomy Report – March 5th

Hello Capcom,

Astronomy Report
Name: Benoit Floquet Crew: 189
date: 2018/03/05

Sky Conditions: The sky was clear.

Wind Conditions: No wind

Observation Start Time: 02:00 pm

Observation End Time: 05:00 pm

Summary: Just a casual afternoon of observation

Objects Viewed: Sun Filament

Problems Encountered: None