Astronomy Report – January 14th

Crew Astronomer: Santiago Vargas Dominguez

Description: Observing run aimed to complement information in Halpha for M31 data (newly processed image attached).

Some data acquired but observation is yet to be completed.

Observation keep active in the skynet observation list.

Objects Viewed: M31, Heart Nebula

Problems Encountered: none

Astronomy Report – January 9th

Crew 202 Astronomy Report 09-Jan-2019

Crew Astronomer: Cesare Guariniello

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY

Robotic Telescope: MDRS-WF

Objects Viewed: IC405 (“Flaming Star”) and Rosette Nebula. One exposure each of 180s in Blue, Green, and Luminance. One exposure of 240s in Red. One exposure of 300s in H-alpha

Problems Encountered: none

Astronomy Report – January 5th

Crew 202 Astronomy Report 05-Jan-2019
Crew Astronomer: Cesare Guariniello

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY
Robotic Telescope: MDRS-WF
Objects Viewed: Sending photo of Horsehead Nebula observed on 04Jan2019

Problems Encountered: none

Here is the Leo Triplet (M65 bottom right, M66 top right, NGC 3628 left). Unfortunately I caught an airplane during the exposure with the red filter.

Cesare

Commander, MDRS 202

Astronomy Report – January 4th

Crew 202 Astronomy Report 04-Jan-2019
Crew Astronomer: Cesare Guariniello

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY
Robotic Telescope: MDRS-WF
Objects Viewed: M66 and Horsehead Nebula (photos from yesterday’s observation)

Problems Encountered: none

MUSK OBSERVATORY
Solar Features Observed: There were no interesting solar features. The astronomer worked on focus and tuning with both the eyepiece and the camera

Problems Encountered: none

Astronomy Report – January 3rd

Crew 202 Astronomy Report 03-Jan-2019

Crew Astronomer: Cesare Guariniello

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY

Robotic Telescope: MDRS-WF

Objects Viewed: M51, M81 and M82, M31

Problems Encountered: none (photos will be sent after post-processing)

MUSK OBSERVATORY

Solar Features Observed: Three sunspots (two in a group), optical observation only

Problems Encountered: The first centering needed quite a large amount of manual adjustment.