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Astr212 Projects, Spring 2005

Each student in Astr212: Extragalactic Astrornomy and Cosmology used the Calvin-Rehoboth Robotic Telescope in New Mexico to study a particular galaxy. Select an image below to see a bigger image, read a description of the galaxy, and learn more about the astrophysics that makes it work. (You can also page from one full report to the next with the "Forward" and "Back" arrows at the top of each full page.)

Chris Beaumont:
M100 Spiral Galaxy
M101 Grand Design Spiral Galaxy

Josh Blocker:
M90 Spiral Galaxy
M90 Spiral Galaxy

Anthony Bouvette:
NGC 4436 Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy
NGC4436 Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy

Andrew Butler:
M91 Barred Spiral Galaxy
M91 Barred Spiral Galaxy

Matt Cosnek:
M87 Giant Elliptical Galaxy
M87 Giant Elliptical Galaxy
Kristin Datema:
M85 Lenticular Galaxy
M85 Lenticular Galaxy
Kristin DeGroot:
NGC 4438/35 Colliding Galaxies
NGC4438/35 Colliding Galaxies
Jeff Olivero:
NGC 4449 Irregular Galaxy

NGC 4449 Irregular Galaxy
Sam VanScoter:
M59 Elliptical Galaxy
M59 Elliptical Galaxy
Andrew Butler honors project:
M42 Orion Nebula
M42 Orion Nebula