Sunday, April 30, 2017
February 2017 Observing Report
Feb 16, 2017
I completed all the Hershel 400 objects in Cassiopeia ! A very productive night. It is late for a work night and I'm shutting down at 2326.
Feb 22, 2017
Came out at 6:45 on a warm clear night, very unusual for February. Set up with the Mallincam at prime focus and worked on getting the polar alignment better. Using standard camera settings: AGC = 6, APC = 0, gamma = 1. Got the scope polar aligned with the polar scope as best I could and then performed a drift alignment on Mirzam (front foot of Sirius) and then Mirach.
Sky meter reading at 0048 = 18.97 at 55 F with 50% humidity. Shutting down for the night.