Feder Observatory

A Blog for Minnesota State University Moorhead's Paul P. Feder Observatory

Observing Log 10/21/2014

Posted on October 21, 2014 by Matt

Elias Holte, Erin Aadland, Lauren Ugelstad, Brandon Crowe, Brian Ternes, and Dr Craig spent around four hours behind the controls tonight with a temperature of 59.7F, focus set at 2842, and with a FWHM of 5.27. Starting around 7:45 everyone but Dr Craig (who arrived around 8:30) worked on getting the observatory up and running. After nearly an hour of troubleshooting Dr Craig came to the rescue and flipped the driver toggle switch to the “on” position. This was much appreciated.
We were able to take data on two objects tonight:
M29
M15
NOTE: Always make sure anyone in the observatory knows when you’re moving the telescope. Or wear hard hats.

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