The experiment consists measuring of the electromagnetic spectrum of some brillant stars, and thereafter determining it composition. To do that, we will couple a CCD spectroscope to the telescope of the MDRS. On Earth, the atmosphere interacts with the signal sent by astronomical object. However, on Mars, the atmosphere is one hundred time less dense and will not interfere as much as on Earth.
We will conduct the first tests on the Moon and Jupiter and then we will look at the brightest stars visible this season. If they are high enough in the sky, we will try to study Mars and Saturn. Some of the stars expected to be observed are Sirius, Rigel, Procyon, Betelgeuse, Aldebaran, Capella, Pollux, Vega, Deneb,…
Furthermore, the MUSK observatory is equipped to make astrophotography.