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Observing Log 11/22/2014 0

Posted on November 23, 2014 by Matt

Elias Holte, Erin Aadland, Brandon Crowe, Brian Ternes, and Lauren Ugelstad arrived at the observatory with intentions of getting data on M15 for a project of Brian’s. However, the telescope was not aligned correctly and thought that its zenith was somewhere at a 45 degree declination. By the time this problem was fixed M15 had passed through the low airmass window we were hoping to gather data from. After this the group scrambled to salvage the night (in terms of data) and tried to get some data on an exoplanet transit, but missed the start of the transit. Unfortunately, no usable data came out of the night.
Focus: 2809
Outside temperature: 32F

November 21, 2014 Observing Log 0

Posted on November 22, 2014 by Juan

Elias Holte, Erin Aadland, Brandon Crowe, Brian Ternes, and Lauren Ugelstad arrived at the observatory with intentions of getting data on M15 for a project of Brian’s. However, the telescope was not aligned correctly and thought that its zenith was somewhere at a 45 degree declination. By the time this problem was fixed M15 had passed through the low airmass window we were hoping to gather data from. After this the group scrambled to salvage the night (in terms of data) and tried to get some data on an exoplanet transit, but missed the start of the transit. Unfortunately, no usable data came out of the night.

Focus: 2809

Outside temperature: 0˚ C

Regards,
The Students of Observational Astronomy 366.



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