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Astr111 Photography Projects, Fall 2005

Students in Astr111: The Solar System used the new Calvin-Rehoboth Robotic Telescope in New Mexico for the images in this project. Each student made an observing plan, requesting up to 20 minutes of data on their target. (This might be images in different colors to make a full color picture, images at one color to get a more sensitive image, or images at different exposure times to show both very bright and faint things.) Once the data were taken, students performed all the calibration steps to make their final image, and wrote a description.

Below is a list of the images, in order by last name of the student. Follow a link to see the image and read about it. You can also page from one full image to the next with the "Forward" and "Back" arrows at the top of each page.

Jeff Blaauw: M74
Ashley Brown: M27 Dumbbell Nebula
Mark Brown: Cocoon Nebula
Briana Cady: M76 Little Dumbbell Nebula
Brett Christians: M110 Galaxy
Tim Dawe: M14 Globular Star Cluster
David Deschamps: M1 Crab Nebula
Ben Gandy: Cocoon Nebula
Tim Graff: Ring Nebula
Brian Groenewal: M76 Little Dumbbell Nebula
Amy Hoisington: M63 Sunflower Galaxy
Laura Hollingsworth: M33 Triangulum Galaxy
Beth Huizinga: NGC 7331 Deer Lick Group Galaxy
Amanda Koopman: NGC281 PacMan Nebula
Matthias Landheer: M43 Nebula
Renee Meadors: M76 Little Dumbbell Nebula
Karen Moschenrose: M51 Whirlpool Galaxy
Julie Osterink: M17 Omega (or Swan) Nebula
Martha Palma: NGC891 Galaxy
Maggie Jo Pettinga: M1 Crab Nebula
Anita Rice: Mars
Jordan Roeda: M11 Wild Duck Open Star Cluster
Elizabeth Schaefer: M32 Elliptical Galaxy
Erin Slenk: Cocoon Nebula
Kristina Spontarelli: M14 Globular Star Cluster
Chad Steininger: Cocoon Nebula
Carrie Stoddard: M27 Dumbbell Nebula
Bruce Van Baren: M110 Galaxy
Aaron Vande Kamp: NGC 1977 Nebula
Stephanie Watkins: M76 Little Dumbbell Nebula