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Astr211 Observing Projects
Spring 2016

Spring 2016 students in Astronomy 211 used the Calvin-Rehoboth Robotic Telescope in New Mexico for two observing projects. Follow the links to see the full results.

Variable Star Discovery Lab: Fields of stars were observed repeatedly and searched systematically for variation in brightness by the class acting as an organized team. Seven stars were found to be variable. Followup observations of these stars established the shape and the period of their variations. All of them were new discoveries, and were reported to the International Variable Star Index.

Astrophotography Lab: Individual targets were selected by each student and imaged for up to an hour. The images were processed to make full color photographs or mosaics of extended fields.

Calvin-Rehoboth Observatory A new variable star: @MASS J05140940+5825526 Black Eye Galaxy
Calvin-Rehoboth Observatory One of seven new variable stars One of 19 astrophotographs.


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