Title

Observations Using the Department's Telescopes

Poster Number

14B

Lead Author Major

Physics

Lead Author Status

Senior

Format

Poster Presentation

Faculty Mentor Name

Helene Flohic

Faculty Mentor Email

hflohic@pacific.edu

Faculty Mentor Department

Physics

Abstract/Artist Statement

The purpose of this research is to determine the field of view and the limiting magnitudes of the ten inch diameter and twelve inch diameter telescopes of the UOP physics department. To determine these multiple images of dual star systems and star clusters were captured and analyzed. Using the dual star system, we are able to determine the area of view, and using the star clusters, we are able to determine the faintest stars that can be observed with each telescope. Determining these values will allow for simpler observations in future sessions as we will know the limitations of the telescopes and whether or not we will be able to observe a given object based on its distance, magnitude, or separation.

Location

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom

Start Date

28-4-2018 1:00 PM

End Date

28-4-2018 3:00 PM

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Observations Using the Department's Telescopes

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom

The purpose of this research is to determine the field of view and the limiting magnitudes of the ten inch diameter and twelve inch diameter telescopes of the UOP physics department. To determine these multiple images of dual star systems and star clusters were captured and analyzed. Using the dual star system, we are able to determine the area of view, and using the star clusters, we are able to determine the faintest stars that can be observed with each telescope. Determining these values will allow for simpler observations in future sessions as we will know the limitations of the telescopes and whether or not we will be able to observe a given object based on its distance, magnitude, or separation.