Astronomy Report – March 10th

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Astronomy Report

Name: Bourgély Léa
Crew: 293

Date: 10March2024

Sky Conditions: Clear, 64% of humidity
Wind Conditions: 3 km/h
Observation Start Time: 10 am
Observation End Time: 2 pm
Tracking of sunspots
Looking for solar prominence/solar flares
Observations were conducted every hour
Objects Viewed:

Telescope used :

Musk observatory
Picture attached to this e-mail :

1_ Sunspots with a little bit of "granularity" of the sun

2_ sunspots with no granularity.
Problems Encountered:

Dome is not functional
Two screws located on the eyepiece seem to be a bit used, and may need replacement.
I was not able to show the Sun’s surface .@Peter I followed your procedure but could not find the right balance. Turning the knobs changes the exposure, and I think I was sometimes able to guess the texture, but nothing compared to the pictures in the guide books.
Another question : is there a way for me to know if the Sun has no prominences, or if my settings are just wrong ? Because I was not able to see prominences today, but I don’t really trust myself for the settings.

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