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SIR PATRICK MOORE 1923-2012

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NLO Project

in Spectroscopy Section Sat Sep 13, 2014 3:07 pm
by revandBellman • 5.137 Posts

Each year there are special projects which come out to look at stars which are under going change. While we will still participate in these I thought it would also be good if we had our own project which followed up on the work Sir Norman and the other astronomers who worked at the NLO carried out.
To that end I have been through the list of glass plates and chosen stars which they focused on and for which we have a range of spectra to compare ours to. I have divided them into two lists;
1. Spring/Summer
2. Autumn/Winter
Some of the stars have already got 50 years of spectra to compare ours to others only have twity years, but they were all stars they focused on. (There are many other glass plates of others stars so if you have a particular star you are interested in I'm happy to add it to the list)

Spring/Summer:
alpha lyrae
Alpha Cygni
Delta Sco
Pi Aqr
Delta Cyg
Upsilon Cyg
Kappa Dra
Alpha Boo
Beta U ma
Eta U Ma
Theta CrB
rho cyg
iota Her

Autumn/Winter:
gamma cas
delta cas
zeta Tauri
eta tauri
alpha auriga
beta auriga
alpha cas
omicron cet
alpha CMa
beta CMa
alpha CMi
beta CMi
alpha Ori
Beta Ori
gamma Ori
rho pis
chi per
HD20336 Camelopardalis)

I have underlined three of the autumn/winter stars to be our first ones to try. I would like to hold 7:30 meetings on Fridays during October and November so we can begin looking at the program ISIS and start comparing these stars and looking at our imaging techniques, calibration etc before we try and compare them with the glass plate spectra.
Kate


NEQ6 mount, C6 telescope with skywatcher guide scope for moving around with Starlight SXVR H9 main camera and SX auto guider.
Celestron C9.25 and WOZ 72 in dome with atik 460 camera and a Co-star for guiding with alpy for spectroscopy.
MCT5 with SE mount and SXVR MX 916 camera and star analyser for spectroscopy
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RE: NLO Project

in Spectroscopy Section Mon Nov 24, 2014 5:32 pm
by revandBellman • 5.137 Posts

In order for there to be space for all our pictures and data from this project, instead of putting it all on the NLO website and taking up all the space for that website, we will have a separate website www.spectroscopy-at-nlo.co.uk which can be accessed either through the spectroscopy link on the nlo website or via the address above.
Anyone who has data to be added to the website please place it in the spectroscopy project folder on dropbox, preferably calibrated, instrument corrected and in jpeg format with relevant lines marked (mainly the hydrogen ones)
If you still have trouble doing this we can run through it next Friday at 7:30pm
Kate


NEQ6 mount, C6 telescope with skywatcher guide scope for moving around with Starlight SXVR H9 main camera and SX auto guider.
Celestron C9.25 and WOZ 72 in dome with atik 460 camera and a Co-star for guiding with alpy for spectroscopy.
MCT5 with SE mount and SXVR MX 916 camera and star analyser for spectroscopy
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RE: NLO Project

in Spectroscopy Section Fri Nov 28, 2014 5:17 pm
by AllanJ • 601 Posts

Kate - I just found your post and opened the website. It comes up as follows
Index of /
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[HTM] Index.html 23-Nov-2014 14:22 8k
[IMG] Observatory___Collections___Spec... 23-Nov-2014 14:22 116k
[HTM] Projects.html 23-Nov-2014 14:22 8k
[IMG] RSpec_logo_wide2.jpg 23-Nov-2014 14:22 52k
[IMG] UNIVERSE-BANNER.png 23-Nov-2014 14:22 48k
[IMG] fraunhofer lines.jpg 23-Nov-2014 14:22 12k
[HTM] spectral plates.html 23-Nov-2014 14:14 8k
[IMG] spectroscopy images.png 23-Nov-2014 14:04 20k
[HTM] spectroscopy.html 23-Nov-2014 14:04 8k
[IMG] star analyser.jpg 23-Nov-2014 14:22 96k


Equinox ED80 and 66, HEQ5 Pro, Atik 460EX, 314L and Titan; Skywatcher 250P FlexTube Auto/GOTO; Celestron NexStar 4SE; Lunt LS60THa/B1200CPT Solar, DMK41
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RE: NLO Project

in Spectroscopy Section Fri Nov 28, 2014 5:58 pm
by Dave • 3.243 Posts

CALL SIGN - M6OCO
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#5

RE: NLO Project

in Spectroscopy Section Fri Nov 28, 2014 7:37 pm
by revandBellman • 5.137 Posts

Thank you


NEQ6 mount, C6 telescope with skywatcher guide scope for moving around with Starlight SXVR H9 main camera and SX auto guider.
Celestron C9.25 and WOZ 72 in dome with atik 460 camera and a Co-star for guiding with alpy for spectroscopy.
MCT5 with SE mount and SXVR MX 916 camera and star analyser for spectroscopy
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