[Sara-Reports] SARA-CT Nightly Observing Report

Kenneth S Rumstay krumstay at valdosta.edu
Sun Mar 13 15:37:11 CDT 2016

Todd, can you tell us why the screen on the weather computer was black? It must have been soemthing I did when I closed up Saturday morning, but for the life of me I don't know what.

Thank you!


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SARA-CT Nightly Observing Report
Name:   Martha A. Leake
Affilliation:   Valdosta State University
Email:  mleake at valdosta.edu
Other Observers:        None
Date:   03/12/2016
Instrument Used:        ARC CCD
Hours Observed:         9.0
Hours Lost:     0.5
Reason(s):      Connection Problems
Observing Program:      Asteroid photometry
Nominal track rate, filter(s), ambient temp and focus:  15.040, Dec off, 16.2 - 17.3 D; Bessel R filter, 133000
Problems encountered, if any:   Screen for Sara Observatory was "dark"; Todd able to turn it back on. No problems thereafter, but early clouds. Locking was nominal.
Centering typically eastward of requested center by a quarter to half frame. Used CTIO daytime web cam and the sky cam that looks upward through the Blanco 4-m dome. Very useful. Thanks to Ken, Bill and Todd for their help.
Suggestions for improvements:

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