What is a logbook? It's basically a journal in which you keep details about your observations. Here, it's the page where you can submit your images.
We are now accepting submissions of images, animations, sketches, data of comet Hartley 2 along with asteroids Vesta and Ceres. We would prefer images that show the motion of the asteroids in some way -- a sketch made over several nights, a single image of stacked frames or an animation (preferable gif). We will also accept lightcurves or other unique observations. Finally, we will also accept calibrated data taken over several nights/weeks that we can put into a collection for students to analyse.
How to submit images
- compose an email to E. Warner
- in the body of the email, include as much information about the image as possible such as:
- your name, email address
- date/time(s) of exposures used to make image(s) (be sure to specify UTC or timezone... if you do not know the UTC, please list your local time and your timezone!)
- location where exposures were made
- what equipment such as telescopes, cameras, lenses, filters were used
- exposure length, number of exposures
- any digital post-processing
- any comments
- attach your image (HINT: suggested file name YYYYMMDD_XXX where XXX is your initials or observatory code)
- make sure you include as much information as possible
- send the email!
- allow at least 24 hours for me to get the email, review it and post it
- submitting calibrated data collections: please email Elizabeth if you are interested in pursuing this option.
Once you find Vesta in binoculars or a small telescope, make a sketch. Not sure how? Check out our tutorial.
- The more information/details about the image(s) you include the better! Images submitted with little or no information will take longer to post.
- The target should be easily discernible. There should be some stars in the field of view to enable identification.
- For sketches covering multiple nights, use a simple label (like 1,2,3 or a,b,c...) to label the positions