Astronomy Report – February 21st

Astronomy Report

Name: Eishi Kim
Crew: 222
Date: 2/21/2020

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY Robotic Telescope Requested (choose one) MDRS-14

Objects to be Imaged this Evening: Tonight will be dedicated to the research project. In addition to the already active observations, NGC2403 is joining the queue.

Images submitted with this report: Attached is the final picture of M42 imaged by the MDRS-WF last night, obtained after some time learning and tweaking on Photoshop. Hope I got it quite right on this first attempt!

Problems Encountered:
– Some frames from last night had white lines crossing the field, as shown in the attached image of M101 on the Red filter. In this case, there were 4 exposures on the Red filter with the same line at the same place, which makes me believe it was not a plane or a satellite flying over us.
– A minor issue on Photoshop: I could not find the Camera raw filter menu as indicated in the Color imaging quick guide, p.12. Is there a way of making it active?

MUSK OBSERVATORY

Solar Features Observed: N/A

Images submitted with this report: N/A

Problems Encountered: N/A