Archive for the ‘Observing Request’
Beautiful night with FWHM of 4th mag star 4.5 to 5.5. I observed a number of objects: M101 (sn 2011fe); EY UMa (suspected variable); TC0027 (minor planet–I think it was too dim to capture); NSV 4863 (suspected variable); and SZ Lyn (RR Lyrae). I also grabbed all twilight flats to compare to dome/lightbox flats .
Remember, Dr. Winkler is going out Saturday night and it also looks like Sunday will be clear. Observing requests to Dr. Winkler by the end of Friday afternoon.
Looks like I’ll be going out to the observatory tonight with Gregg and Aaron, arriving around 8pm, leaving by about midnight. Please get us any observing requests by the end the day, and speak up if you also want to come along.
LWinkler will be out at the observatory Saturday night. She will get there at twilight to get some twilight flats, and then will be attempting dim star fields to capture minor planets. If you have an observing request, please get to her by the end of this week. Also, you are welcome to join her if your Saturday night is too dull!
Anyone planning to go/want to go observing tonight?I’ve got a request I’ll hand off to anyone planning to go, and am also thinking about heading out myself (though I’ll stay out of your way if you are planning to go). Not sure whether I’d head out earlish (say 6-7pm) or latish (11pm) and not sure how long I’d stay (all night is sort of tempting). If you can’t go but have an observing request let me know! Matt Craig