Science Report01/16/2014Pedro Diaz-Rubin
ASTRONOMY REPORT 01 16
Name: Pedro Diaz-Rubin
Sky Conditions: Mostly Cloudy
Time of Observations: (start - finish) 10:05 PM - 11:30 PM
The Musk telescope was setup around 10:10 PM. A two start focusing was performed. This time a close pair of stars in the vicinity of Jupiter was chosen (Betelgeuse and Rigel) since most of the sky was cloudy.
Europa was observed exiting a transit at 10:15 PM. Snapshots with the CCD camera were taken from 10:15 PM through 10:33 PM (see attached pictures and video).
Jupiter's disk was then observed. The Great Red Spot was visible under the southern main belt.
The observatory was closed at 11:30 PM.
List of Objects viewed:
Jupiter, Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto
The weather did not allowed for other target observations. Only Jupiter Neighborhood stayed clear.