Category Archives: Student highlights

Supernova 2016adj

Sean Liddelow (UWA Physics) snapped a confirmation image of this magnitude 14 type IIb supernova in the famous and peculiar galaxy NGC 5128. Sean’s image was acquired on midnight, February 10 using SPIRIT II from home.

Discovery details and more information can be found here.

The supernova in the famous and peculiar galaxy NGC 5128. Image acquired on midnight, February 10 using SPIRIT II.
The supernova in the famous and peculiar galaxy NGC 5128. Image acquired on midnight, February 10 using SPIRIT II.

 

Meeting the challenge of astrophotography

Year 9 Challenge Science students at Iona Presentation College have spent the term using SPIRIT to undertake deep sky astrophotography. Using advanced processing techniques, the students combined images taken through filters available on the SPIRIT telescopes to create stunning colour photographs and produced both printed books and eBooks to showcase their work.

The books include information from researching their targets, together with the processes they used to create the images.

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Shining star Gur

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One of SPIRIT’s long time users featured recently in UWA’s Vice-Chancellor’s Voice publication.

Gurashish Singh Bhatia first used SPIRIT as a year 10 science student at Mount Lawley Senior High School, and is now using SPIRIT as part of his third year Physics studies at UWA. Read the full article here.