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Presentation Title: Imaging of Supernova Remnant G206.9+2.3

Section: Poster Session Group 2 2

Location: , Great Hall

Date & Time: Friday, April 19, 2013 - 2:45pm - 3:30pm

Abstract:

An important topic in astronomy is the study of supernova remnants (SNR)—the clouds of gas remaining after the death of a star—their shockwaves, and their interaction with the interstellar medium. Using IRAF and previously taken images, I am compiling a full false color image of SNR G206.9+2.3 in the visible spectrum. Using a number of images taken by Professor Frank Winkler, I am applying a coordinate system to multiple images and reducing and correcting the images for a variety of factors such as background starlight in order to create a composite image of SNR G206.9+2.3, the first full image of this object of the CCD era. This project is part of my independent project with Professor Winkler working to process the images of multiple supernova remnants taken by him through the years and create an online catalog of images and data of various supernova remnants. 

Type of Presentation: Individual poster

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Presenter Information
Presenter(s): Anderson, Benjamin James
Major(s): Physics
Class Year(s): 2014.5

Sponsor(s): Winkler, Frank
Dept(s): Physics

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