log Oct 3 2013

Cloudy and rainy this week, so what else but ordering images from remote robotic telescopes?

From Observing with NASA. An edge-on view of a spiral galaxy NGC981 in Pegasus . Exposure Time: 60.00 sec: my mount would not be this accurate for a 60sec exposure – I would have to take multiple 15sec images and stack them for the same result. Such is the difference between professional-level equipment and amateur equipment.

Raw image:



Contrast enhanced image:



Object: NGC 891
Filenames: NGC891131003090237.GIF and NGC891131003090237.FITS
Date: Thu, Oct 03, 2013
Start Exposure: 02:02:37 AM
Reference Number: moguest-10/02-11:29:56g
Comments: MicroObservatory is run by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
Town: Amado
State: AZ
Country: USA
Telescope’s Name: Donald


Camera: Main
Exposure Time: 60.00 sec.
Filter: Clear
Focus Value: 1900
Zoom: Out


Right Ascension: 02h 23.4m
Declination: 42 degrees 24 minutes

Altitude: 79 degrees 14.0 minutes
Azimuth: 355 degrees 28.0 minutes


Hour Angle: 00h 04.6m
Local Siderial Time: 19:26:52
Greenwich Mean Time: 09:02:37
End Exposure: 02:03:39 AM
Longitude: 110.88
Latitude: 31.68
Mode of Operation: Interactive over WWW.
Tracking: Sidereal
CCD Temp: 271.00
Ambient Temp: 293.00
Circuit Temp: n/a
Finder Offsets: none