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0227-AstronomyReport

Astronomy Report
02/26/2016
Arthur Lillo

Sky Conditions:
Clear
Wind Conditions:
Calm
Observation Start Time:
21h
Observation End Time:
22h30

Summary:
We went to the observatory before the moonrise. Thus, we enjoyed a
beautiful night full of stars, with the Milky Way clearly visible.
Despite all our efforts with the three eyepieces and the robofocus, we
could not obtain a precise image through the main telescope. However,
the auxiliary scopes gave us full satisfaction: two orange stripes on
Jupiter and the Orion Nebula were visible.

Objects viewed:
Orion Nebula, Jupiter and its satellites, Pleiades, Sirius, Aldebaran

Problems encountered:
Whatever the position of the robofocus, we could not see a precise dot
when aiming at a star. Instead, the most precise shape that we
obtained was two crossed parabols.