Astronomy Report – January 16th

Astronomy Report

Name: Robinson Raphael

Crew: 219

Date: Jan 16th, 2020

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY: (MDRS-14)

Submitted an observation for the Owl Nebula (aiming for longer exposure time)

Images submitted with the report: (See attached below)

Whirlpool Galaxy (Generic and Johnson-Cousins Filters Used)

M40 (Generic and Johnson-Cousins Filters Used)

NGC 4258 (Generic and Johnson-Cousins Filters Used)

Problems encountered: Using the generic filters tend to leave the final image towards one more dominant color.

Astronomy Report – January 14th

Astronomy Report

Name: Robinson Raphael

Crew: 219

Date: Jan 14th, 2020

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY: (MDRS-14)

MDRS-14 took observations of:

NGC 2623:

(5 exposures of 40 seconds in R)

(5 exposures of 75 seconds in V)

(5 exposures of 150 seconds in B)

(5 exposures of 150 seconds in Generic B)

(5 exposures of 75 seconds in Generic V)

(4 exposures of 40 seconds in Generic R)

Resubmitted observations for NGC 2623 with longer exposure times.
Current exposures recorded do not display the celestial body and
images are of very low quality overall.

Images submitted with report: None (Observations for other celestial
objects are still pending. Submitted a color image of the Crab Nebula
yesterday as Photo of the Day)

Problems encountered: MDRS-14 telescope only recorded 4/5 exposures
for Generic R filter (possibly due to weather causing the camera to
abort).

Astronomy Report – December 28th

Name: Cesare Guariniello

Crew: 218

Date: 28-12-2019

MUSK OBSERVATORY

Practiced using the telescope both with the eyepiece and with the new camera. Let some of the crewmembers observe the sun. Practiced using the laptop software with the new camera.

Solar Features Observed: no visible sun spots, no visible prominences

Images submitted with this report: none

Problems encountered: still a little hard to have good visible solar features on the live stream from the CCD camera. Will work on imaging in the next few days.

Crew 216 Astronomy Report 07Dec2019

[title Astronomy Report – December 7th]

[category astronomy-report]

Crew 216 Astronomer Report 07-DEC-19
Crew Astronomer: Michael Ho

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY
Robotic Telescope Requested: none
Objects to be Imaged this Evening: none
Images submitted with this report: none
Problems Encountered: nil

MUSK OBSERVATORY
Solar Features Observed: None.
Images submitted with this report: nil
Problems Encountered: None.

END OF MISSION PHOTOGRAPHS FOR MUSK OBSERVATORY:
4 attached. (Apologies the one with the complete power cable was just taken in the dark Musk Observatory).

Crew 216 Astronomy Report 04Dec2019

[title Astronomy Report – December 04th]

Crew 216 Astronomy Report 04-DEC-19
Crew Astronomer: Michael Ho

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY
Robotic Telescope Requested: none
Objects to be Imaged this Evening: M1, NGC 7635, NGC 281
Images submitted with this report: Crab_191108
Problems Encountered: nil

MUSK OBSERVATORY
Solar Features Observed: None.
Images submitted with this report: nil
Problems Encountered: Clouds

"You cannot change the course of the wind, but you can adjust your sails."

Astronomy Report – December 3rd

Crew 216 Astronomy Report 03-DEC-19
Crew Astronomer: Michael Ho

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY
Robotic Telescope Requested: MDRS-14
Objects to be Imaged this Evening: The Great Orion Nebula, The Crab Nebula, Bubble Nebula
Images submitted with this report: nil
Problems Encountered: nil

MUSK OBSERVATORY
Solar Features Observed: None.
Images submitted with this report: nil
Problems Encountered: Nil.

Astronomy Report – December 2nd

Crew 216 Astronomy Report 02-DEC-19
Crew Astronomer: Michael Ho

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY
Robotic Telescope Requested: MDRS-WF
Objects to be Imaged this Evening: The Great Orion Nebula
Images submitted with this report: nil
Problems Encountered: nil

MUSK OBSERVATORY
Solar Features Observed: None.
Images submitted with this report: nil
Problems Encountered: Nil.

Research Report – December 1st

Crew 216 Astronomy Report 01-DEC-19
Crew Astronomer: Michael Ho

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY
Robotic Telescope Requested: none
Objects to be Imaged this Evening: none
Images submitted with this report: nil
Problems Encountered: Waiting for 2 added observations that were requested from MDRS-14 since 25 and 27 Nov to be captured.

MUSK OBSERVATORY
Solar Features Observed: None.
Images submitted with this report: nil
Problems Encountered: Nil.

Astronomy Report – November 27th

Crew 216 Astronomy Report 27-NOV-19
Crew Astronomer: Michael Ho

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY
Robotic Telescope Requested: none
Objects to be Imaged this Evening: none
Images submitted with this report: nil
Problems Encountered: nil

MUSK OBSERVATORY
Solar Features Observed: No prominences observed.
Images submitted with this report: nil
Problems Encountered: There is a gap in the fence outside the observatory on the north side that I might have missed before. Is that normal?