To obtain a large format CCD camera and filters to use with a recently acquired wide-field astrograph to supplement spectroscopic observations with precise photometric observations for the purpose of obtaining a more complete picture of the magnetic activity of the sun.
Grant Recipients in 2010
Grant Recipients $15,621
To obtain a computer to act as a database server and data-processing machine for 2 astronomers and 4-5 graduate and undergraduate students, who are working on a multi-wavelength survey on the link between central galactic black hole growth and galaxy mergers.
To obtain telescope time and software for an asteroid light curve project. This project will be carried out by amateur teen and adult astronomers and supervised by professional astronomers in a program called Dudley Astrophotography Research (K)nights, or DARK.
To obtain two LINUX dedicated PC notebooks for the reduction and analysis of extragalactic SNRs as part of a multi-wavelength astrophysical research program at Morehead State University.
To obtain a high-performance computer for current and future observational research on globular clusters.
To obtain an iMac computer and IDL software which will be used to analyze previously obtained data from the McDonald Observatory concerning planet-induced emission enhancements of the chromosphere (and possibly photosphere) in various target stars with close in giant planets.