Observational Techniques II (Astronomy 341) Research Blog

view of Baboquivari Peak from the WIYN 0.9m telescope

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Week 13: the once and future researcher - We've presented, and thus our journey has come to a close. The digital poster presentation Last Wednesday about 60+ astronomers…

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Week 12: proof of variation - In quarantine, it doesn't seem like a lot changes day-to-day. The second part of this blog addresses how I used…

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Week 11: Stumbling towards the finish line - The longer I stare at periodigrams the less I know. Knowledge drains from out my ears like water from a…

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Week 10: nearing conclusions - This week I felt like I didn't really accomplish anything. I'm sick and my whole body hurts, and there's the…

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Week 9: pythons in the grass - This week we set to work performing differential photometry (as outlined in previous posts) using python, as opposed to AIJ.…

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Week 8: curve comparison - This week we were tasked with generating light curves for the targets in our images and writing an annotated bibliography…

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Week 7 – Lightcurves in the time of Coronavirus - Now that society has collapsed, I finally have had some time to read some papers. We'll get to that later…

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Week 6: a tale of two pipelines - Amherst College may be self-destructing over the novel COVID-19, but the stars move in the heavens, and so my work…

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Week 5: a bad case of bad pixels - This week I wanted to run our reduction steps on another night of data, to move towards reducing all the…

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Week 4: we need to go deeper - This week a python script filled with shiny new functions descended from the heavens into my lap. Like a divine…

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