Astronomy Workflow

Once you have finished the astronomy work, please take some time to process at least one image. Each person doing astronomy as a project – whether it’s your only one or your honors one has to complete the processing.

The processing works by stacking numerous images through Deep Sky Stacker¬†, a PC based software (it doesn’t work on a Mac). You’ll need to download the software and follow a work flow that is fairly simple. You put in your light frames (pictures of night sky objects), dark frames (pictures from your camera at the same exposure settings but with a cap on the lens) and bias frames (pictures from you camera at fast exposure but with a cap on the lens). The software will stack the image which can then be exported and touched up in PhotoShop.

Check out the videos below for more info.

Honors Post

Add the following to your honors post for the week of Nov 14th

  • A reflection of the work you’ve done to this point on your honors project. What are you learning from a science standpoint? What do you still hope to accomplish?
  • A daily worklog of time spent on your honors project
  • ¬†Problem set 2: Complete one of the following options
    • Read about earth acidification. What is this process and how is it happening? What is the chemistry behind it? What impacts does it have? What should humans be doing to slow it down?
    • Read about earth’s crust. How does rock form on the earth? Describe the process chemically. How is rock formation significant?