Observation of astronomical objects from Mars
Mars has a very tiny atmosphere compared to the Earth, so telescopes located on Martian soil would be more efficient because of the absence of atmospheric perturbations. Another big advantage to be on Mars (or equivalently in the desert of Utah) is that there is no luminous pollution, which becomes a chronic problem on Earth.
We plan to observe the sky between 10 pm and 3 am because all the objects we want to observe before appear in the vision field. So at the MDRS we will use the MUSK observatory, and the software ”stellarium” on windows. It will help us to locate the astronomical objects. We’ll follow the formation on the website in order to become expert in that field and to be able to use the CCD camera and the different filters for photography.