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Astr211 Photography Projects
Spring 2018

Students in Astr211 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.


Aaron Aben, Saturn, Planet
Peter Betten, Rosette Nebula (NGC 2237), Emission Nebula
Michaela Blain, Running Man Nebula (NGC 1973, NGC 1975, NGC 1977), Emission Nebula
Kirk Brink, Trifid Nebula (NGC 6514), Emission Nebula
Nathan Casey, NGC 3198, Spiral Galaxy
Philip Djuhartono, Black Eye Galaxy (NGC 4826), Spiral Galaxy
Nate Gamble, IC 239, Spiral Galaxy
Alex Gross, Owl Nebula (M97, NGC 3587), Planetary Nebula
Ali Haberling, NGC 2245, Reflection Nebula
Lars Johnson, Siamese Twins (NGC 4567 & NGC 4568),Spiral Galaxies
Elizabeth (Inji) Kang, NGC 5466, Globular Cluster
Ryan Lang, NGC 4559, Spiral Galaxy
Wesley Miedema, NGC 1931, Emission/Reflection Nebula
Will Niedbala, Thor's Helmet Nebula (NGC 2359), Emission Nebula (surrounding a Wolf-Rayet star)
Reuben Saarloos, Heart Nebula (NGC 896), Emission Nebula
Collin Schreur, NGC 2017, Open Star Cluster
Brian Seper, Coma Galaxy Cluster (NGC 4889 & NGC 4874), Galaxy Cluster
Jonathan Shedd, NGC 2849, Barred Lenticular Galaxy
Melissa Sorrentino, Pelican Nebula (IC 5070), Emission Nebula
Phil Terwilliger, Whirlpool Galaxy (M51 or NGC 5194), Spiral Galaxy
Ben Vandyk, NGC 6804, Planetary Nebula
Alex Van Kooten, Eye of Sauron (NGC 4151), Seyfert Galaxy
Sarah Whitten, Jupiter & its Great Red Spot, Planet
Jonathan Wiedman, Cluster in the Rosette Nebula (NGC 2244), Open Star Cluster
Nathan Zuidema, Whale Galaxy (NGC 4631), Spiral Galaxy

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