Astronomy Report – February 7th

Astronomy Report

Name: Salina Peña and Noah Loy

Crew: 274

Date: 02/07/2023

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY

Robotic Telescope Requested (Choose one) MDRS-14 MDRS-WF

Objects Viewed: None

Problems Encountered: None. The dome MLC RCOS 16 was closed due to bad weather.

Musk OBSERVATORY

Solar Features Observed: Sun/230207/solar prominence

Sun/230207/sunspots

Problems Encountered: None (We are still processing images from today. We will send you images later.)

Astronomy Report – February 6th

Astronomy Report

Name: Salina Peña and Noah Loy

Crew: 274

Date: 02/06/2023

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY

Robotic Telescope Requested (Choose one) MDRS-14 MDRS-WF

Objects Viewed: None

Problems Encountered: None

Musk OBSERVATORY

Solar Features Observed: None

Problems Encountered: None due to cloud interference.

Astronomy Report – February 5th

Astronomy Report

Name: Salina Peña and Noah Loy

Crew: 274

Date: 02/05/2023

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY

Robotic Telescope Requested (Choose one) MDRS-14 MDRS-WF

Objects Viewed: None

Problems Encountered: No observations due to weather conditions (High winds and cloudy skies.)

Musk OBSERVATORY

Solar Features Observed: None

Problems Encountered: None due to cloud interference.

Astronomy Report – February 4th

Astronomy Report

Name: Salina Peña and Noah Loy

Crew: 274
Date: 02/04/2023

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY

Robotic Telescope Requested (choose one) MDRS-14 MDRS-WF

Objects Viewed: Star/230204/Variable star

Problems Encountered: None (I canceled pictures tonight due to overcast weather. I am continuing the calibration process of images.)

MUSK OBSERVATORY

Solar Features Observed: Sun/230204/sunspot Sun/230204/prominence

Problems Encountered: None (I will attach images later)

Astronomy Report – February 3th

Astronomy Report

Name: Salina Peña and Noah Loy

Crew: 274

Date: 02/03/2023

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY

Robotic Telescope Requested (Choose one) MDRS-14 MDRS-WF

Objects Viewed: None

Problems Encountered: None-overcast prevented any observations during evening hours. Started the process of separating images for calibration later.

Musk OBSERVATORY

Solar Features Observed: Sun/230203/sunspots

Sun/230203/solar prominence

Problems Encountered: None

Astronomy Report – February 1th

Astronomy Report

Name: Salina Peña Noah Loy

Crew: 274

Date: 02/01/2023

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY

Robotic Telescope Requested (Choose one) MDRS-14 MDRS-WF

Objects Viewed: Star/230201/variable star

Problems Encountered: None

Musk OBSERVATORY

Solar Features Observed: Sun/230201/sunspots

Sun/230201/solar prominence

Problems Encountered: The shutter issue from yesterday (01/31/2023) was resolved today and fully functioning now.

Astronomy Report – April 8th

Astronomy Report

Name: Ignacio Sánchez Casla
Crew: 227

Sky Conditions: Clear
Wind Conditions: No wind

MUSK SOLAR OBSERVATORY
Observation Start Time: Observatory was only used to perform the closing procedure.
Observation End Time:

Summary: Closing procedure was done. The requested pictures are attached to this report.
I removed all the images I took from the Astronomer’s computer and left the ones that were already there.

Objects Viewed: None
Problems Encountered: None

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY

Robotic Telescope Requested: None

Objects to be imaged this evening: None

Images submitted with this report: None

Errors Encountered: All images taken yesterday night failed. Maybe due to bad weather over New Mexico?

Research Report – April 6th

Astronomy Report

Name: Ignacio Sánchez Casla
Crew: 227

Sky Conditions: Clear
Wind Conditions: windy

MUSK SOLAR OBSERVATORY
Observation Start Time: None
Observation End Time: None

Summary: Solar Observatory was not used today

Objects Viewed: None
Problems Encountered: None

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY

Robotic Telescope Requested: MLC-RCOS16

Objects to be imaged this evening:
– Messier 51
– Messier 64
– Messier 57
– Messier 101
– NGC 7023
same as always
Images submitted with this report: None, still working on the Photoshop

Errors Encountered: None

Thank you for the tips that you gave me yesterday. I am going with the Photoshop option although I am still working on it. I may have been over-processing the images…

Astronomy Report

Crew 227 Astronomy Report 5 April 2022

Name: Ignacio Sánchez Casla

Sky Conditions: Clear
Wind Conditions: Heavy winds

MUSK SOLAR OBSERVATORY
Observation Start Time: None
Observation End Time: None

Summary: Too much wind to be alble to use the observatory

Objects Viewed: None
Problems Encountered: None

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY

Robotic Telescope Requested: MLC-RCOS16

Objects to be imaged this evening:
– Messier 51
– Messier 64
– Messier 57
– Messier 101
– NGC 7023
same as always

Images submited with this report:
– Calibrated image but mostly dark

Errors Encountered:
The image I get when calibrating the images looks fine. But when I open the image sequence to align them, it’s a mostly dark picture.

Astronomy Report – April 3rd

Astronomy Report

Name: Ignacio Sánchez Casla
Crew: 227

Sky Conditions: High altitude clouds
Wind Conditions: No wind

MUSK SOLAR OBSERVATORY
Observation Start Time: 14:00
Observation End Time: 15:00

Summary: Tried to use the solar observatory this afternoon but due to the very unstable conditions created by the clouds blocking then unblocking the Sun’s view I couldn’t take any meaningful pictures.

Objects Viewed: Sun

Problems Encountered: None

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY

Robotic Telescope Requested: MLC-RCOS16

Objects to be imaged this evening:
– Messier 51
– Messier 64
– Messier 57
– Messier 101
– NGC 7023
The usual suspects

Images submited with this report:
None. Had a problem with my computer this afternoon – poured some coffee on it and he didn’t really liked it, he’s fine now – so I will process last night pictures this evening.

Errors Encountered:
MDRS-WF seems not to be looking in right direction. I know that it is not entirely operational and that you are monitoring the situation so no worries on my side. I won’t use it tonight tough.
Some images failed on the MLC-RCOS16 but most of them were fine.

I have no credits left on the New Mexico Observatories. Since I will only be using the MLC-RCOS16, can I get my credits transfered?

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