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.

Astronomy Report – February 18th

Crew 205 Astronomy Report 18 Feb 2019

Crew Astronomer:Natalia Larrea

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY

Robotic Telescope Requested: MDRS-WF

Objects Viewed:

No observations for MDRS Target 1 were captured using MDRS-14 last night due to cloudy weather. We are still waiting for the sky to clear to obtain further measurements.

This morning we submitted an additional observation request for Orion Nebula using MDRS-WF telescope. Observations were set at 3 sec exposure using RGB and Lum filters. Right Ascension correction for this object was set at -10 arcmin.

Problems Encountered: Bad weather conditions.