Activity reports

2015

05/06 December – Test remote observing some asteroids. Pointing precision tests. Limit magnitude tests with the new equipment ( Canon 1100D ccd )

14/15 December – First asteroid observation for astrometry purposes. Around 20 fields imaged in order to take 3 position for 6 well known asteroids ( to test minor planet astrometric capabilities ). Objects targeted: 589, 622, 635, 747 Winchester , 888 , 4932.

23/24 December – Second night for astrometric determination of the targeted asteroids ( unfortunately this was first clear night after more than one week )

30/31 December – First attempt for neglected double star astrometry. About 10 fields was imaged the session was closed because of bad weather ( Clouds covered parts of the sky and eventually all the sky after all ). Due to the unstable weather and also a small misalignement issue no daca could be extracted from this fields.

2016

05/06 January – 15 fields imaged containing neglected double stars. A few neglected was measured and also some other double stars which was by chance in the same fields. Also some of the targets got negative confirmations.

13/14 January 8 fields imaged containing some neglectet doubles. Some of them are not usable for astrometry because some field rotation issues. Still there are some nice to see full of stars fields. Most of the fields will be reimaged in a future session. I noticed that near one of the field there is a very populated area (about 1.5×1.5 degrees) containing a lot of doubles that should be measured even if not all are neglected.

 

19/20 January 18 double stars fields imaged. The failed fields from the last session reimaged.

 

 

 

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