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Yesterday's observations of KC03C03248 were met with mixed results, as
the dome ran out of power while tracking with the telescope. Prior to
that, the autoguider was functioning well and the telescope remained on
target with very little drift in images. Images obtained during the
previous 2 evenings have been reduced to account for noise introduced in
bias, dark, and flat frames.
For Jan 15th Approximately 40 exposures were collected, however the 70
second exposures were insufficient to collect useful data on the target.
Baseline analysis of potential comparison stars may be possible.
On Jan 16th Approximately 150 exposures were taken, however only 50
images with 90 second exposure time are usable for analysis, as the dome
did not rotate with the telescope.
As there are no transit candidates in the KELT database for this
evening, today's Astronomy objectives involve performing photometric
analysis on the data collected over the previous two nights and taking
some astrophotos in the observatory later on. This will more readily
allow us to process and graph transit light curves when one is observed
Lovejoy Comet should still be visible this evening. Imaging will be lead
Dome power loss. Midday test confirmed solar panels are recharging the
Memory used by AstroImageJ (640MB) was insufficient to reduce images,
thus was increased to 1000 MB. Software functioning as expected.
Renee & Scott