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Faulkes optical telescopes

Two 2m optical telescopes, located in professional observatories, are dedicated to education in the UK. The EU-HOU pilot schools will have access to observing time during 2005-2006. Collaborations with British schools will be strongly encouraged.

  Colour Imaging

The following beginners exercises have been created by the Faulkes team in the UK for use with the SalsaJ software developed for EU-HOU.

The  exercises highlight the background science of how astronomers are able to produce the fantastic images that are commonly seen on the internet, television and printed media. Teachers and pupils are given step by step guidance on how to take their own images of celestial objects and get the best results from their observations.

 

 pdf Background science for colour imaging and CCD's 20/06/2006,12:46 386.48 Kb

 

pdf Colour in astronomical images 20/06/2006,12:47 227.62 Kb

 

pdf Introduction, teaching straegies and curriculum links 20/06/2006,12:49 189.98 Kb

 

pdf euhou_project_instructions 20/06/2006,12:50 167.30 Kb

 

pdf Making a colour image with SalsaJ 13/07/2009,13:44 235.77 Kb 

 

Images taken using the Faulkes Telescope in Hawaii 

These Images were taken during a live observing session at October 21st by participants of the I EU-HOU Teachers Resource Agent Workshop in Torun, Poland. The session was organised by Robert Hill and Lech Mankiewicz with a generous support of Faulkes Foundation.

NGC1532 NGC1532 Halpha - jpg

 H alpha filter (jpg, 603kB) 
 H alpha filter (FITS, 2.0MB) 

NGC1532 NGC1532 colour - jpg

 colour (jpg, 502kB) 
 wallpaper (jpg, 132kB) 
 red filter (FITS, 2.0MB) 
 green filter (FITS, 2.0MB) 
 blue filter (FITS, 2.0MB) 

NGC1300 NGC1300 colour - jpg

 colour (jpg, 583kB) 
 wallpaper (jpg, 196kB) 
 red filter (FITS, 2.0MB) 
 green filter (FITS, 2.0MB) 
 blue filter (FITS, 2.0MB) 

Mars Mars colour - jpg

 colour (jpg, 19kB) 
 wallpaper (jpg, 14kB) 
 red filter (FITS, 2.0MB) 
 green filter (FITS, 2.0MB) 
 blue filter (FITS, 2.0MB) 

NGC288 NGC288 colour - jpg

 colour (jpg, 522kB) 
 red filter (FITS, 2.0MB) 
 green filter (FITS, 2.0MB) 
 blue filter (FITS, 2.0MB) 

NGC891 NGC891 colour - jpg

 colour (jpg, 607kB) 
 red filter (FITS, 2.0MB) 
 green filter (FITS, 2.0MB) 
 blue filter (FITS, 2.0MB) 

NGC246 NGC246 colour - jpg

 colour (jpg, 651kB) 
 wallpaper (jpg, 193kB) 
 red filter (FITS, 2.0MB) 
 green filter (FITS, 2.0MB) 
 blue filter (FITS, 2.0MB) 

NGC7822 NGC7822 colour - jpg

 colour (jpg, 673kB) 
 wallpaper (jpg, 204kB) 
 red filter (FITS, 2.0MB) 
 green filter (FITS, 2.0MB) 
 blue filter (FITS, 2.0MB) 

NGC7814 NGC7814 colour - jpg

 colour (jpg, 600kB) 
 wallpaper (jpg, 169kB) 
 red filter (FITS, 2.0MB) 
 green filter (FITS, 2.0MB) 
 blue filter (FITS, 2.0MB) 


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