Weather permitting, students in A105 who are participating in the NovaSearch project will have an opportunity to obtain images of astronomical objects obtained with the CCD camera on the WIYN 0.9-m telescope at Kitt Peak. Students will be able to select astronomical objects to observe, and to select colored filters (usually 3 filters) for the observations. Once the CCD images are obtained, students will be able to combine the black and white images from each filter into a composite color image using Windows or Macintosh photo software.

Observing opportunities for astronomical imaging will occur later in the semester. Experiments with astronomical imaging will count for points as one of the class projects.


For examples of student images obtained by students enrolled in a Freshman Seminar during the Fall 2002 semester, check out this link: