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Astronomy Report
05/01/2014
Kavya.K.Manyapu

Sky Conditions:
Clear
Wind Conditions:
Strong
Observation Start Time:
9pm
Observation End Time:
11pm

Summary:
Focus of the telescope works well, but the calibration is off.  We will add another calibration star tonight to see if it gets better.  Mid-way through each observation we seem to have to re-calibrate to keep objects in view when we slew to new ones.  Otherwise, it has been working pretty well

Objects Viewed:
Sombrero Galaxy, Jupiter, Mars

Problems Encountered:
Recalibration required after a few objects are observed to keep telescope in line.  We do not know why we need to re-calibrate so often.  Will ensure all of the BLACK handles are tight.  Will not touch any handle with RED tape.