Notes for 2017 Autumn:
NOTE 2: Software sets include a download from Stellarium.com, webpage Calsky.com (create your account), plus office/open office/mac word/spreadsheet/presentation software. Also useful: http://www.minorplanetcenter.net/iau/MPEph/MPEph.html,http://aerith.net/comet/weekly/current.html
NOTE 3: Observing modules [choose two]: planetary satellites; asteroid light curves; variable stars; comet tracking; supernova search; light pollution assessment; astrometry; orbit determination; calibration tasks; data reduction/archiving; astro-biz, others.
Projects: Observatory design, orbits, remote observing, etc.
Report format: Theory; Observing plan; Logbook; Analysis; Results & Future
SAL = Student Astronomy Lab, room 422 & 4th floor patio & roof Space Sci Lab [Phys&Astron, "PandA"]
Chamb or Chmbrln = DUs historic Chamberlin Observatory, 2930 E. Warren Ave.
Notes on Tzec Maun internet telescope usage (see canvas.du.edu for details):
Link = http://portal.tzecmaun.org/student/signup.php
then select University of Denver and use this password to access the sign-up page: pioneer
helpful webtools to get you started:
-- get familiar with telescope use here:
--When you are ready to image, go to the Telescope Portal:
There are subtleties like the top-of-each-hour reset & delay in getting your results...
A tour can be provided on selected mornings.
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