Astronomy Report March 8th

Name: Marine Prunier

Crew: 263
Date: 08 Mars 2022

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY

Robotic Telescope Requested (choose one): MLC-RCOS16

Objects to be Imaged this Evening: LDN 1627, M51

Images submitted with this report: /

Problems Encountered: LDN 1627 observation was cancelled on Skynet, M51 observations were taken but most of the pictures are blurry and some of them are not pointed on M51.

MUSK OBSERVATORY

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Astronomy Report – February 27th

Good evening Peter,

Thank you for the precisions concerning the calibration. I will try to use the filters in Photoshop.

Concerning the exoplanet work, on the night from the 26 to 27 of February was an observable transit of TOI 959.01 (from the Tess catalogue) from 2:20 to 6:40 (UTC). The transit depth is supposed to be about 30 ppt. I retraced the light curve of the star during the transit using multi-aperture photometry in AstroImageJ. I was not able to see a transit curve, as you can observe in the attached graph. The curve of TOI has the same trend as the comparison stars (to obtain this graph I had to process the photometry with the 8 first images separately from the following 12 images because the star were displaced in the second part of the image set, the gap you can notice comes from this processing issue).
I don’t know if the predicted transit was wrong, or if the images are too noisy to measure the transit properly (although 30 ppt is quite a big transit depth).

The next transit to image for TOI 959.01 will occur in the night of 3rd March. I hope this night we will have a clear sky. Do you think I need a longer exposure time, or shall I try with the same (80 sec)?

For the Musk Observatory, tomorrow the crew engineer and I will check the screw and see what we can do, I will keep you updated!

I saw in Skynet that the weather at Montana Learning Center will be cloudy tonight, therefore I will not submit any observations today.

Wishing you a nice Sunday evening,

Marine

Research Report – February 26th

Name: Marine Prunier
Crew: 263
Date: 26 Feb 2022

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY

Robotic Telescope Requested (choose one): MLC-RCOS16

Objects to be Imaged this Evening: TOI 959.01 (Tess exoplanet catalog)

Images submitted with this report: Horsehead Nebula

Problems Encountered: /

MUSK OBSERVATORY

Solar Features Observed: /

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Problems Encountered: /

Astronomy Report – February 25th

Name: Marine Prunier

Crew: 263
Date: 25 Feb 2022

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY

Robotic Telescope Requested (choose one): MLC-RCOS16

Objects to be Imaged this Evening: None

Images submitted with this report: M81

Problems Encountered: /

MUSK OBSERVATORY

Solar Features Observed: /

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Problems Encountered: The second part of the dome is not opening anymore. Yesterday the whole dome was perfectly functioning.

Research Report – February 23rd

Name: Marine Prunier
Crew: 263
Date: 23 Feb 2022

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY
Robotic Telescope Requested (choose one): MLC-RCOS16
Objects to be Imaged this Evening: M81, Horsehead Nebula
Images submitted with this report: None
Problems Encountered: The observation of TOI 1555.01 was canceled in Skynet.

MUSK OBSERVATORY

Solar Features Observed: n/a
Images submitted with this report: n/a
Problems Encountered: n/a

Astronomy Report – February 22nd

Name: Marine Prunier

Crew: 263
Date: 22 Feb 2022

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY

Robotic Telescope Requested (choose one): MLC-RCOS16

Objects to be Imaged this Evening: TOI 1555.01 (TESS catalog exoplanet)

Images submitted with this report: None

Problems Encountered: The MLC-RCOS’s dome was probably closed yesterday because the photos of TOI 961.01 are all completely black. No photometry can be performed.

MUSK OBSERVATORY

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Astronomy Report- February 21st

Name: Marine Prunier

Crew: 263
Date: 22 Feb 2022

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY

Robotic Telescope Requested (choose one): MLC-RCOS16

Objects to be Imaged this Evening: TOI 961.01 (TESS catalog exoplanet)

Images submitted with this report: /

Problems Encountered: /

MUSK OBSERVATORY

Solar Features Observed: /

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Astronomy Report

Astronomy Report

Name: Maxime Jalabert

Crew: 240
Date: 13 feb 2022

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY

Robotic Telescope Requested (choose one) : MLC-RCOS16

Objects to be Imaged this Evening: M1, M37, M64

Images submitted with this report: None

Problems Encountered: None

MUSK OBSERVATORY

Solar Features Observed: Chromosphere

Images submitted with this report: Sun 220213 Chromosphere

Problems Encountered: /

Astronomy Report – February 12th

Name: Maxime Jalabert

Crew: 240
Date: 12 feb 2022

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY

Robotic Telescope Requested (choose one) : MLC-RCOS16

Objects to be Imaged this Evening: M78, M51, M68

Images submitted with this report: Object M63_220212

Problems Encountered: None

MUSK OBSERVATORY

Solar Features Observed: /

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Astronomy Report – February 12th

Name: Maxime Jalabert

Crew: 240
Date: 12 feb 2022

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY

Robotic Telescope Requested (choose one) : MLC-RCOS16

Objects to be Imaged this Evening: M78, M51, M68

Images submitted with this report: Object M63_220212

Problems Encountered: None

MUSK OBSERVATORY

Solar Features Observed: /

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Problems Encountered: /