Since January 3th the TESS Photometer stopped sending data. With closer inspection, unfortunately the cover glass had disappeared, leaving the device wide open to the rain and snow. After drying, it did work again for half an hour, but then it went silent again.
So after contacting Madrid University I’ve ordered a new device. Hopefully we can log it as STAR209 so that we can continue the datastream.
Amazing what a difference if you move south with 20° latitude!! That is what happened travelling to Cairo. Constellations and planets are soo much higher in the sky. Was it not for the severe light pollution (estimation SQM 19), the whole constellation of Scorpius would be visible. The upward light rays to the northeast are part of the ‘famous’ sound-and lightshow of the Pyramids.
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