Crew Astronomer: Andrew Foster
MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY
Robotic Telescope Requested: MDRS-14 [Sent imaging request
46P/Wirtanen & 3C 273]
Objects Viewed: Milky Way & constellation Cygnus (visual only).
Image attached, Cygnus / Milky Way taken with Canon D60 @ ISO 3200 / 20s exp.
Second image w/ light painting by MDRS 200 crew member.
Carried out observational Limiting Magnitude exercise, est. NELM 5.9, clouds moving in from South during exercise.
Poor weather conditions (snow / cold).
Robotic Observatory maintenance carried out, see Operations Report for details.
Solar Features Observed: Carried out test of system / visual observation of Sun. No sunspots visible, no major features observed.
Observatory equipment photographs (start of mission) attached.
Both observatories are clear of snow this evening.