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Astr211 Astrophotography Projects
Spring 2016

Students in the Spring 2016 section of Astronomy 211 used the Calvin-Rehoboth Robotic Telescope in New Mexico for the images in this project. Each student made an observing plan, requesting up to an hour 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. 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.


Alexis Bonnema, M51, Spiral Galaxy (Whirlpool, NGC 5194/5)
Nathan Breese, NGC 1579, Emission Nebula (Northern Trifid)
Zach Bruce, M64, Spiral Galaxy (Black Eye Galaxy)
Evan Cook, NGC 2392, Planetary Nebula (Eskimo Nebula)
Christine De Zeeuw, M1, Supernova Remnant (Crab Nebula)
Derek Dik, NGC 6888, Supernova Remnant (Crescent Nebula)
Kenton Greene, M88, Spiral Galaxy (NGC 4501)
Cliff Hardy, M53, Globular Cluster (NGC 5024)
Nick Hirdes, M42, Giant Molecular Cloud (Orion nebula)
Chris Jang, IC 4603, Reflection Nebula
Nathan Jansen, NGC 3031, Spiral Nebula (Bode's Galaxy)
Alex Karr, NGC 2683, Spiral Galaxy (UFO Galaxy)
David Michel, NGC 5068, Spiral Galaxy
Joel Smith, M102, Spiral Galaxy (NGC 5866, Spindle Galaxy)
Phil Van Strien, NGC 4038, Interacting Galaxies (Antennae Galaxies)
Zach Veenstra, M104, Spiral Galaxy (Sombrero Galaxy)
Katherine Wever, M27, Planetary Nebula (Dumbbell Nebula)
Carson Williams, M47, Open Cluster (NGC 2478 or NGC 2422)
Anna Zylema, M65, Spiral Galaxy (NGC 3623)

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