An Observational Astronomy Laboratory Using CCDs

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Session 5 -- Education
Display presentation, Monday, 9, 1995, 9:20am - 6:30pm

[5.08] An Observational Astronomy Laboratory Using CCDs

P.A.Wehinger, S.Wyckoff, and D.Matlaga (Physics-Astron. Dept., ASU)

We report on a program of observational astronomy laboratory exercises employing CCDs with small telescopes. The lab exercises are inquiry-based to develop critical thinking skills. We are using a thermoelectrically cooled CompuScope CCD (512 x 768 pixels, 14 bits deep) with an automated filter wheel and CompuScope's Personal Observatory 32-bit image processing software. Sample lab exercises will be presented. We intend to create an image database of observations obtained by undergraduate students which will be available over the Internet.

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