Astronomy Report – March 13th

Crew 223 Astronomy Report Mar 13 2020

Name: Florian Delpech

Crew: 223

Date: 3/13/2020

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY

Robotic Telescope Requested (choose one) MDRS-14

Objects to be Imaged this Evening: N/A because of the bad weather

Images submitted with this report: 1 picture of the California nebula to celebrate our come back on Earth! It was a pleasure working with you, thanks a lot for this opportunity!

Problems Encountered: N/A

MUSK OBSERVATORY

Solar Features Observed: N/A

Images submitted with this report: N/A

Problems Encountered: N/A

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Astronomy Report – March 12th

Crew 223 Astronomy Report Mar 12 2020

Name: Florian Delpech

Crew: 223

Date: 3/12/2020

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY

Robotic Telescope Requested (choose one) MDRS-14

Objects to be Imaged this Evening: NGC 4254 ; M100 ; NGC 6503 ;NGC 5248 ; NGC 4038 ; GC 3521. This is part of the research project

Images submitted with this report: 3 pictures of galaxies (NGC2403 ; NGC3344 and NGC 3368)

Problems Encountered: For some observations, one, two or three WCS registration failed. As a consequence, I cannot process the alignement of the pictures with AstroImageJ. Is there another way to align them?

I also don’t have credits anymore on my Skynet account. Would it be possible to have more in order to finish my research project?

MUSK OBSERVATORY

Solar Features Observed: N/A

Images submitted with this report: N/A

Problems Encountered: N/A

Astronomy Report – March 11th

Crew 223 Astronomy Report Mar 11 2020

Name: Florian Delpech

Crew: 223

Date: 3/11/2020

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY

Robotic Telescope Requested (choose one) MDRS-14

Objects to be Imaged this Evening: NGC 1961, NGC 4490, NGC 3368, NGC 3115, NGC 2403, NGC 4618, NGC 4559, NGC 3521, NGC 4569, NGC 4725, NGC 3675. This is part of the research project.

Images submitted with this report: 1 picture of NGC 3031

Problems Encountered: N/A

MUSK OBSERVATORY

Solar Features Observed: Maybe a small sunspot or a large granule. I only could observe it a few seconds with the camera before clouds hide the sun so I don’t have image to submit.

Images submitted with this report: N/A

Problems Encountered: N/A

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Astronomy Report – March 10th

Crew 223 Astronomy Report Mar 10 2020

Name: Florian Delpech

Crew: 223

Date: 3/10/2020

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY

Robotic Telescope Requested (choose one) MDRS-14

Objects to be Imaged this Evening: NGC 4621 ; NGC 2655 ; NGC 3032 ; NGC 3344 ; NGC 4450 ; NGC 2775 ; NGC 4449 ; NGC 4254 ; NGC 4125 ; NGC 3338 ; NGC 2683 ; NGC 6503 ; NGC 5248 ; NGC 4038 ; IC 342 ; M100. Let’s back to the research project aimed at tacking supernovae!

Images submitted with this report: 1 picture of the cluster M35 and 1 picture of the galaxie NGC 2403

Problems Encountered: N/A

MUSK OBSERVATORY

Solar Features Observed: N/A

Images submitted with this report: N/A

Problems Encountered: N/A

Astronomy Report – March 8th

Crew 223 Astronomy Report Mar 08 2020

Name: Florian Delpech
Crew: 223
Date: 3/8/2020

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY

Robotic Telescope Requested (choose one) MDRS-WF

Objects to be Imaged this Evening: IC1805; M35; NGC 2237 with little hope due to the weather

Images submitted with this report: N/A

Problems Encountered: For the observations of yesterday, all WCS registration failed.

MUSK OBSERVATORY

Solar Features Observed: N/A

Images submitted with this report: N/A

Problems Encountered: N/A

Astronomy Report – March 7th

Crew 223 Astronomy Report Mar 07 2020

Name: Florian Delpech
Crew: 223
Date: 3/7/2020

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY
Robotic Telescope Requested (choose one) MDRS-14

Objects to be Imaged this Evening: 6 galaxies for the research project
(2 that were not taken well and 4 that were forgotten yesterday): NGC
4621 ; NGC 5047 ; NGC 2655 ; NGC 3031 ; NGC 3344 ; NGC 4450

Images submitted with this report: A picture of M106 for the
astrophotography project.

Problems Encountered: For NGC 4621 two WCS files were missing and for
NGC 5047 just one.

MUSK OBSERVATORY

Solar Features Observed: N/A

Images submitted with this report: N/A

Problems Encountered: N/A

Astronomy Report – March 06th

  
Crew 223 Astronomy Report Mar 06 2020

Name: Florian Delpech
Crew: 223
Date: 3/6/2020

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY
Robotic Telescope Requested (choose one) MDRS-14

Objects to be Imaged this Evening: The last 6 galaxies for the research
project: NGC 4579 ; NGC 4636 ; NGC 4621 ; NGC 4666 ; NGC 5047 ; NGC
3992. I am happy to see that I am lucky with the weather!

Images submitted with this report: 4 very different galaxies where
supernovae could maybe be fine (they have to be compared to the
reference image and the ones taken during Eishi's mission).
I am impressed to see how diverse the galaxies are!

Problems Encountered: The calibration file MDRS14_mfalt_V is missing, I
used an older one

MUSK OBSERVATORY

Solar Features Observed: N/A

Images submitted with this report: N/A

Problems Encountered: N/A

Astronomy Report – March 05th

Crew 223 Astronomy Report Mar 05 2020

Name: Florian Delpech
Crew: 223
Date: 3/5/2020

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY
Robotic Telescope Requested (choose one) MDRS-14

Objects to be Imaged this Evening: NGC 1961 ; NGC 4490 ; NGC 4450 ; NGC
3368 ; NGC 3115 ; NGC 2403 ; NGC 4618 ; NGC 4559 ; NGC 3521 ; NGC 4569 ;
NGC 4725 ; NGC 3675. This is part of the research project aiming at
observing about 30 galaxies per week to try to find a supernovae.

Images submitted with this report: N/A

Problems Encountered: N/A

MUSK OBSERVATORY

Solar Features Observed: Granules

Images submitted with this report: A picture of the Sun

Problems Encountered: N/A

Astronomy Report – March 4th

Crew 223 Astronomy Report Mar 04 2020

Name: Florian Delpech
Crew: 223
Date: 3/4/2020

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY
Robotic Telescope Requested (choose one) MDRS-14

Objects to be Imaged this Evening: Same as yesterday : IC 342 ; NGC 2775; NGC 4449 ; NGC 4254 ; NGC 4125 ; NGC 3338 ; NGC 2683 ; M100 ; NGC 6503; NGC 5248 ; NGC 4038. This is part of the research project aiming at observing about 30 galaxies per week to try to find a supernovae.

Images submitted with this report: A picture of M81.

Problems Encountered: When I wanted to calibrate images with AstroImageJ for M81 and IC1805, I used calibration files (MDRS-WF_mbias, MDRS-WF_mdark, etc.) taken from Skynet on March, 3rd. However, when I launched CCD Data Processor, the following error message appeared : "Fileinfo parameter error. Offset + image size > file length".

To solve the problem, I took calibration files from a previous observation (a week ago) and it worked. So maybe the calibration files from yesterday were too heavy.

Also, I don’t know if it is linked but the image with Halpha filter for both objects was very noised and so unusable.

MUSK OBSERVATORY

Solar Features Observed: N/A

Images submitted with this report: N/A

Problems Encountered: N/A

Astronomy Report – March 3rd

Crew 223 Astronomy Report Mar 03 2020

Name: Florian Delpech
Crew: 223
Date: 3/3/2020

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY
Robotic Telescope Requested (choose one) MDRS-14

Objects to be Imaged this Evening: IC 342 ; NGC 2775 ; NGC 4449 ; NGC
4254 ; NGC 4125 ; NGC 3338 ; NGC 2683 ; M100 ; NGC 6503 ; NGC 5248 ; NGC
4038. This is part of the research project aiming at observing about 30
galaxies per week to try to find a supernovae.

Images submitted with this report: N/A

Problems Encountered: N/A

MUSK OBSERVATORY

Solar Features Observed: I took some images of the Sun following the
Quick guide. I did not observe any particular feature.

Images submitted with this report: A picture of the Sun

Problems Encountered: When I follow the Quick Guide, it seems that using
the different knobs should lead to see granules on the surface of the
Sun. However, I just see a quite smooth grey surface. Do I have to
adjust something?