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Astronomy Report
03/28/2015
Mohammad Iranmanesh

Sky Conditions:
Clear
Wind Conditions:
Calm
Observation Start Time:
23:30
Observation End Time:
01:15
Summary:
Visual astronomy
We set the telescope to its last alignment. Which was successful.


Objects Viewed:
Moon
Jupiter
Castor 
Pollux
Capella
Procyon
Betelgeuse
M31
M8
M1

Problems Encountered:
At some point we lost focus when we were changing eyepieces and pushed longer than usual on the Robofocus buttons. The robofocus mecanism stopped rotating. We could not get in to unfocus again untill we followed the closing procedure for the telescope, turned it off and turned it ON again. It worked again well after that procedure.