Welcome to the MSU Observatory Research Program (MORP) Wiki!Edit
Telescope Logistics: Edit
Observatory Schedule --- here's where you can sign up for a night of the week, and figure out who else is signed up for your night.
Instructions on Telescope Operation: Edit
Calibration---Take calibration frames every time you observe.
Using the Guider---using the auto-guider can help keep your stars in the same place on the CCD and enable long exposures.
Using the Spectrograph--- using the Lihres III spectrograph to obtain spectra of sources
Instructions on Data Analysis: Edit
Observe these Targets! Edit
Active Targets--- Focus on these!
Document your Observations: Edit
Google Doc Log -- This public open log page for student observers.
End-of-Night Form-- Please fill this out every night you visit the Observatory.
If you have questions, concerns, or open notes you would like to add, feel free to submit them here!
Public Open House information: Edit
Primary Observer (24") checklist -- List of instructions/procedures for manning the dome and operating the main 24" telescope during open houses.
Using the Ground Telescopes -- (Celestron Nexstar 8 GPS)
Volunteer Spreadsheet -- Spreadsheet containing dates of future open houses and space to sign up to volunteer.