Astronomy Night - April 1, 2014
We will be using our largest telescope, the 11 inch Schmidt Cassegrain.

The Sun set at 8 pm.We set up on the Oxford soccer field and started observing at 9 pm. By 10:15 we had finished all of the observations shown below. 

-- Here is the plan for observations tonight --
1. Photograph Jupiter with ZWO CCD camera.
2. Photograph the Orion nebula with Canon T3i DSLR
3. Take light spectra from 2 stars, 1 HOT, and 1 COLD.
Sirius - Type A1 - T=9,900K
Betelgeuse - Type M1 - T=3100K

At 10pm, many students were still out observing...

Movie of Jupiter


after processing the movie with Registax6, we get the following image of Jupiter 

The Orion Nebula
The Orion Nebula (also known as Messier 42, M42) is a diffuse gaseous nebula situated south of Orion's belt in the constellation of Orion. It is one of the brightest nebulae, and is the closest region of massive star formation to Earth (Wikipedia)

Stellar Spectroscopy


Light Spectra of Sirius - Type A1V star


Light Spectra of Betelgeuse - Type M1V Star

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