Crew 271 Sol 1 Astronomy Report 19-12-2022
Name: Cesare Guariniello
Before the beginning of the mission, on December 18th, the crew astronomer, with remote guidance from the MDRS Chief Astronomer Peter Detterline, performed maintenance of the MDRS-14 telescope. The operations consisted in tightening the mounts of the filter wheel and the camera and cleaning the corrector plate with the use of optics cloth, compressed air, and a mixture of isopropyl alcohol and distilled water.
MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY
Robotic Telescope Requested (choose one) MDRS-14
Objects to be Imaged this Evening: M2, M74, (Mars, Jupiter quick shots)
Images submitted with this report: M1 (Crab nebula), M31 (Andromeda galaxy), NGC6946 (Fireworks galaxy)
Problems Encountered: 8 images out of 10 in blue filter of M31 were very misaligned with the rest of the blue, red, and green images (these misaligned images were just discarded)