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Astr111 Photography Projects
Fall 2012

Students in Astr111: The Solar System used the 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 positions to make a mosaic image.) 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 student projects. Three of the projects targeted solar system objects and document interesting change with time: Jupiter can be seen as the satellite Io is just emerging from behind it; a movie follows the orbit of the satellite Triton around Neptune (allowing a determination of its mass); and a movie follows the course of Asteroid Chanyikhei through a night (allowing a determination of its rotation rate). Other images document the universe beyond the solar system, including star clusters, nebulae of many types, and galaxies. Click on any link below to see a full image with description. You can then page from one full image to the next with the "Forward" and "Back" arrows at the top of the image pages.

Seth Apol, NGC 6997, Open Star Cluster
Lina Avila, NGC 1973, Reflection Nebula
Martin Awabdeh, Jupiter, Planet
Nate Brees, NGC 7814, Spiral Galaxy
Amy Ching-Brouwers, M101, Spiral Galaxy
Jonathan Chong, NGC 147, Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy
Binny Chung, M57, Planetary Nebula
Madelynn Coe, M15, Globular Star Cluster
Andrew Cooper, NGC 650 (Little Dumbbell Nebula), Planetary Nebula
Benjamin David, M11 (Wild Duck Cluster), Open Star Cluster
Jordan DeLange, IC 5067 (Pelican Nebula), Emission Nebula
Jenna DeVries, NGC 7635 (Bubble Nebula), Emission Nebula
Stephie Fox, NGC 6946, Spiral Galaxy
Vince Frampton, M2, Globular Star Cluster
Abe Go, NGC 404 (Mirach's Ghost), Lenticular Galaxy
Ainsley Goh, M97 (Owl Nebula), Planetary Nebula
Bethany Gorter, M74, Spiral Galaxy
Amanda Hamilton, M13 (Hercules Globular Cluster), Globular Star Cluster
Aaron Hoekwater, M15, Globular Star Cluster
Evan Jensen, NGC 3646, Ring Galaxy
Amy Jonkman, NGC 1027, Open Star Cluster
Jane Lee, NGC 2419, Globular Star Cluster
Andrew Lewis, Neptune and Triton, Planet & Satellite
Joshua Miller, NGC 891, Spiral Galaxy
Erica Pizarro, NGC 6229, Globular Star Cluster
Sierra Savela, NG 6960 (Eastern Veil Nebula), Supernova Remnant
Joshua Sia, Asteroid 20780 Chanyikhei, Asteroid
Thomas Snikkers, NGC 6992, Supernova Remnant
David Vander Haak, NGC 7479, Barred Spiral Galaxy

 

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