We took about 50 CD's of data this month. Not very good, but more than I expected for January. We are scanning the 24 degree wide strip from -6 to +18 with TOM1.
A good part of the month was spent learning to make a network run. The plan is to have 3 windows machines taking data and 3 linux machines processing it. I can now read images from the remote Windows machine and process them directly to star lists. Not much for you linux experts, but a big step for me. When the time comes (I get debugged software to do it) I will switch the remote machines to linux.
Time was also spent learning to process data. I now have utility programs running that reject data that has problems. So far I can do a good job on bright sky (moon, thin clouds, clouds) and a pretty good job rejecting patchy clouds.
Trial of the flocked paper is still on my to do list.
Dan continues to crank out drawings for the Mark V.