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?

Astronomy Report- November 26th

Crew 216 Astronomy Report 26-NOV-19
Name: Michael Ho

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY

Robotic Telescope Requested: none

Objects to be Imaged this Evening: NGC 281

Images submitted with this report: none

Problems Encountered: none

MUSK OBSERVATORY

Solar Features Observed: Good sunny morning, getting the hang of observation. No prominences observed.

Images submitted with this report: none

Problems Encountered: Waiting for cable for astronomy laptop for imaging by camera.

Astronomer Report – November 25th

Crew 216 Astronomy Report 25-NOV-19
Crew Astronomer: Michael Ho

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY

Robotic Telescope Requested (choose one): MDRS-14

Objects to be Imaged this Evening: NGC 7635

Images submitted with this report: N/A

Problems Encountered: N/A

MUSK OBSERVATORY

Solar Features Observed: None due to overcast sky.

Images submitted with this report: N/A

Problems Encountered: Part of the cable to the laptop is missing. Request for new cable.

Astronomy Report – May 15th

Astronomy Report

Name: Mariona Badenas
Crew: 212
Date: 15 May 2019

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY

Peter: Would it be possible to have more observation credits?

Robotic Telescope Requested (choose one): MDRS-WF

** Object Viewed #1: Pelican nebula
Problems Encountered: N/A –> Observations completed (finally!). Attached: Final color picture with the H-alpha exposures included.

** Object Viewed #2: Western Veil Nebula
Problems Encountered: N/A –> Observations completed.

** Object Viewed #3: Eastern Veil Nebula
Problems Encountered: N/A –> Observations in progress (7/36)

** Object Viewed #4: Iris Nebula
Problems Encountered: N/A –> Observations in progress (28/85)

** Object Viewed #5: IC1396 (Elephant’s Trunk Nebula)
Problems Encountered: N/A –> Observations have not begun yet.

** Object Viewed #6: Messier 13
Problems Encountered: N/A –> Observations requested this afternoon.

** Object Viewed #6: Messier 3
Problems Encountered: N/A –> Observations requested this afternoon.

MUSK OBSERVATORY
** Solar Features Observed: None.
Problems Encountered: The wind was too strong today.

Astronomy Report – May 13th

Astronomy Report
Name: Mariona Badenas
Crew: 212
Date: 13 May 2019

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY
Robotic Telescope Requested (choose one): MDRS-WF

** Object Viewed #1: IC5067 (Pelican Nebula) –> Observations completed.

Problems Encountered: N/A.

** Object Viewed #2: Veil Nebula

Problems Encountered: N/A –> Observations will continue tonight provided the weather is good.

** Object Viewed #3: Iris Nebula
Problems Encountered: N/A –> Observations will continue tonight provided the weather is good.

** (More objects to be Viewed): NGC6992, IC1396
Problems Encountered: N/A –> Observations of these objects have not begun yet.

MUSK OBSERVATORY
** Solar Features Observed: Observed the sun through the eyepiece, but couldn’t identify features on the surface due to problems with the camera settings and the ICap software.

Problems Encountered: The camera driver used for ICap 2.3 was not correct. This problem has already been solved. I will try to take pictures of the solar corona tomorrow, following Peter’s new instructions (private communication).