Updated documents & excel spreadsheet! Ephemeris Generation Project (1) ephemgeneration (2)
Because we don't have the module pyfits installed on the SBO servers, we will instead be using Astropy to read in FITS files. Both modules are similar enough. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0Rp8brWJ2zfVVBQYXh3RVdIT00/view?usp=sharing And here is the FITS file I used in this ipython notebook: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0Rp8brWJ2zfMzlJRTBUOUpYN1U/view?usp=sharing
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Right-click the MaxIm DL Pro 6 icon and click Execute. First we’ll combine all images. Essentially, you should combine every series of images you take (Lights, Darks and Flats!) Go to Process>Stack Click “Add Files…” Highlight your group of images. If you took 5 images in your series, you should be selecting those 5 images.... Continue Reading →
Launch DS9 Go to Analysis>Image Servers>SAO-DSS Next to ‘α’ type in your object’s right ascension and next to ‘𝛿’ type in your object’s declination. Make sure you are using sexagesimal units. Set both width and height to 15 arcminutes. Make sure you indicate the sign (+ or -) for declination Keep the coordinates in the... Continue Reading →
When conducting any type of research, it is essential that all steps be documented. An observing notebook is used in this program and should document all of your work on the orbit determination problem. Class notes and other information should not be kept in this book. Here are some general guidelines: All work in the... Continue Reading →
Opening Procedure Make sure everything on the deck is clear of the roof (i.e. binoculars, small telescopes, etc.) Open the roof using the green open button on the north wall. Flip the master power switch on the right side of the desk. You should hear the fans on the telescope turn on and the mount... Continue Reading →