RECON Pre-Event Checklist

Community teams should prepare for for each campaign with the following step:

  • Sign up for the event using Pre-Event Confirmation Form
  • Charge the battery pack and the laptop
  • Check for and install any system and software updates on the laptop
  • Check Camera Settings
  • Check the Telrad batteries
  • Print star charts and event information sheets from Observation Campaign Page
  • Check that the event will be visible from your observing location (i.e., not behind a mountain, trees, or other obstruction)
  • Print out Observation Log Sheet
  • Communicate with all the potential participants
  • Enter star-hop list as user objects in the telescope memory (optional)
  • Practice finding star field in advance of the night of the event