Feder Observatory

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Observing Log, Apr 13, 2013

Posted on April 14, 2013 by Matt

Juan Cabanela and I came out to the observatory tonight. The filter wheel was reinstalled, and works properly. I was able to reproduce the ERROR=1 problem using the old CAT5 cable that connected the filter to the telescope pier in the dome. Replacing that cable fixed the problem.

 

The alignment of the camera with the sky is a little bit different now than it was before–North is now nearly perfectly in the top of the image, east is to the right.

I observed a few different variable stars, and the Landolt standard field SA110. Conditions were surprisingly good until about midnight, when clouds started to roll in. I wrapped up observing and closed the dome for shooting calibration images at 12:30AM, anticipating that snow will start within an hour or two.

 

GREAT to be out observing again!

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