Major Project Aims

  • To perform multiple observations to a high standard and obtain several images of open clusters for analysis.
  • Working with Paul Hallam and Ryan Cheale, compare dark frames for a variety of temperatures and exposure lengths and confirm that they do not vary with time.
  • Use python to write a program to analyse the dark frames and produce histograms and axis projections.
  • Write a program to simulate a star field.
  • Write a program to count the number of stars in an open cluster.

Equipment

  • Meade LX200GPS telescope.
  • SBIG ST-8XME camera.
  • Field of view 18.7 x 12.4 arc seconds.

Dark Frames

Dark frame log books:

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