Astronomy Report – March 20th

Astronomy Report

Name: Tom Baldwin

Crew: 207

Date: 20-MAR-2019

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY

Robotic Telescope MDRS-WF: processed images of Horsehead Nebula, (attached)

Objects Viewed: none

Problems Encountered: none

MUSK OBSERVATORY : Viewed Sun through eyepiece and camera

Solar Features Observed: Sun

Problems Encountered: none

Captures to be processed

Astronomy Report – March 19th

Astronomy Report

Name: Tom Baldwin

Crew: 207

Date: 19-MAR-2019

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY

Robotic Telescope MDRS-WF: downloaded captured images of Horsehead Nebula

Objects Viewed: Horsehead Nebula

Problems Encountered: none

Processed Crab Nebula photo, attached JPEG

MUSK OBSERVATORY : Viewed Sun through eyepiece and camera

Solar Features Observed: Sun

Problems Encountered: Captured images did not download into Solar Image folder. Steps listed on pages 21 through 23 followed.

Astronomy Report – March 17th

Astronomy Report

Name: Tom Baldwin

Crew: 207

Date: 17-MAR-2019

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY

Robotic Telescope Requested MDRS-WF

Objects Viewed: Crab Nebula

Problems Encountered:

MUSK OBSERVATORY Dry run on set-up only

Solar Features Observed: none

Problems Encountered: Power bar was intermittent. Seems normal now. Mentioned to David Mateus.

Astronomy Report – March 16th

Astronomy Report, Sol 20

Name: Aurélien Mure

Crew: 206
Date: 03/16/2019

ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY

Object observed: M81 and M82, seems to be really good, but not enough time to process it.

Telescope requested: MDRS WF for Tom, 207 astronomer

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Astronomy Report – Mar 15th

Astronomy Report, Sol 19

Name: Aurélien Mure

Crew: 206
Date: 03/15/2019

MUSK OBSERVATORY

Closing procedures done

Problem encountered : None

ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY

Object observed : Various Messier objects, including:

M100
M98
M104
M81
M66
M51
M101
M65
M82

Problems encountered : Clouds on most of the images, low exposure for
other ones, I will use MDRS WF and 14 tonight.

Astronomy Report – Mar 15th

Astronomy Report, Sol 19

Name: Aurélien Mure

Crew: 206
Date: 03/15/2019

MUSK OBSERVATORY

Closing procedures done

Problem encountered : None

ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY

Object observed : Various Messier objects

Problems encountered : Clouds on most of the images, low exposure for
other ones, I will use MDRS WF and 14 tonight.

Report Astronomy- March 11th

Astronomy Report, Sol 15

Name: Aurélien Mure
Crew: 206
Date: 03/11/2019

MUSK OBSERVARORY

Features observed : None

Problem encountered : I did two sessions of solar observation this
morning, no feature visible, even with the solar storm hitting us today.

ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY

Object observed : M45, the pleiades

Problems encountered : MaxImDL has severe bugs so I try to do image
processing with the other softwares, I plan various observations for
tonight to finish the plan I had for my mission. I attach the
astrophotography I did of M45.

Astronomy Report – March 7th

Astronomy Report, Sol 11

Name: Aurélien Mure

Crew: 206
Date: 03/07/2019

MUSK OBSERVARORY

Features observed : Sun spot

Problem encountered : Little sun spot observed but only 15 minutes of sun, so not enough time to take pictures.

ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY

Object observed : None

Problems encountered : I have been waiting for two days for my images of M45 to be taken by the telescope. I’ll my objectives tomorrow. [end]

Astronomy Report – March 1st

Astronomy Report, Sol 5

Name: Aurélien Mure

Crew: 206
Date: 03/01/2019

MUSK OBSERVARORY

Features observed : None

Problem encountered : Can you tell me if it is normal that no feature
can be focused these days ?

ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY

Object observed : M106

I did not attach the image I did from the observation because I did not
succeed to stack the images the right way to give a good final image.
I’ll continue to work on it.

Problems encountered : None

Astronomy Report – February 27th

Astronomy Report, Sol 3
Name: Aurélien Mure
Crew: 206
Date: 02/25/2019
ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY
Object observed : Orion Nebula, M42. I attach the image I did from the observation. I’m a beginner in astrophotography, I hope my pictures will be improved during the mission.
Problems encountered : I think I exposed to much the telecope, the center of the nebula is to bright.