Contemporary Astronomy - Images from student photo sessions

Fall 2009

M42 - The Orion Nebula.  Photographed on Dec. 10, 2009 by:
Kaseri Fleury
Garrett Chaffee
Margaret McCoy
Dan Faulkner-Bond
Erin Haggarty
Madalyn Baldwin
Ben Lancaster
Kristen Davis. 
Very Cold and Windy!
Color image processing by:
Garrett Chaffee and Eryn Lake.

M22 on Sept. 28, 2009.
Students: Marlon Cohn, Dan Faulkner-Bond, and Erin Haggerty.  Color processing by students: Chase Cerbin and Brandon Duke on Dec 3, 2009.

M16 - The Eagle Nebula.  Photographed on Sept. 30, 2009 by students: Peter Calfee, Garrett Chaffee, and Kasari Fleury.  Color processing by students: Janelle Matesich and Alanna Stewart on Dec. 3, 2009.

M27 on Aug. 26, 2009  Students:
Erik Swanson
Ben Lancaster
Eryn Lake
Aimee Shafer
Alanna Stewart

M20 on Sept. 2, 2009
Kesari Fleury
Dan Segal
Marlon Cohn
Christina Grubb
Madalyn Baldyn

M8 - The Lagon Nebula.  Photographed on Sept. , 2009 by students:
Hilary Bisenieks,
Eryn Lake
John Anderson
Chase Cerbin
Erik Swanson

Jupiter and its Satellites
Photographed by photo session on Sept. 9, 2009 with Questar Telescope and digital camera.
Peter Calfee
Garret Chaffee
Johnston Pearce
Cristina Grubb.

Note the similarity between this and Figure 2-11 of  your textbook.

Photographed by Christina Grubb on Sept. 22, 2009.

Moon Images Sept. 28, 2009

Above: Marlon Cohn

Above: Erin Haggerty

Above: Dan Faulkner-Bond
Helix Nebula - NGC 7293.
Photographed by Hilary Bisenieks and Brandon Duke on Oct. 7, 2009.

Galazy M31 - The Great Andromeda Galaxy.  Photographed on October 28, 2009 by John Anderson, Margaret McCoy, Kristen Liffiton, and Dan Segal.  This is only the central part of the huge galaxy.  We need about 6 times the field of view to encompass the whole galaxy.  Perhaps other observing groups will add to this photo.

Moon - October 29, 2009.  Photo by Janelle Matesich.  Photo was taken using a Canon EOS Rebel XTi digital camera attached to 20 cm Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope.  The Moon more than filled the field of view of the camera.  Two images were stitched together to obtain a full view of the waxing gibbous Moon.  To minimize the effect of vibrations, the ISO was set to 1600 using a very fast shutter speed.

M33 - The Galaxy in Triagulum.  Photographed on November 5, 2009 by Kristen Davis and Brandon Duke.

Left: M103 - Open Cluster in Cassiopeia

Right: M52 - Another open cluster in Cassiopeia.

Photographed November 16, 2009 by Kristen Liffiton and Ben Lancaster.

Notice the difference in colors in these two clusters.  We will investigate these further in the final laboratory activity to study the Hertzsprung-Russell diagrams for each of these.