Astronomy

Astronomy

In the following page you will find notes, tutorials and python code related to Astronomy that I put together over the years. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding them. Cheers!

1. Lick Observatory Nickel Telescope Data Reduction Notebook : ln(DRNo)

This is a Jupyter-notebook that runs the Data Reduction pipeline for the Shane Telescope that was developed with the help of Elinor Gates at the Lick Observatory. For the latest version of the notebook please contact Elinor Gates.

Link to Github page : https://github.com/armstrong153/lickobservatory-datareduction

The notebook by default gives out the output as fits files. If one would like to make a color image from these fits files, packages like ds9 or gimp can be used.

Below are a few images that were produced after running the jupyter Notebook and making color images from the resulting fits files:

[Row-1] Pillars of Creation, Omega Nebula [Row-2] Crab Nebula, M15, M42 [Row-3] Cat eye Nebula, Snowball Nebula, Saturn