Brody Beuker, Ethan Bowes, Tyson Brown, Rielly Castle, Kelly Christopher, Josh Fenwick, Joshua Foschia, Gurpiar Gill, Mayu Imamura, Zac Jalbert, Ivan Kocsis, Jessi Lipoth, Alex Magnus, Keaton Mollberg, Chidi Nwangwu, Alana Regier, Dawson Reid, Mikayla Rychel, Andrew Sotkowy, Amanda Stehwien, John Thuringer, Maia Wallis, and Daryl Janzen Variable stars are extremely valuable in astronomy because […]
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By Rielly Castle, Alexander Magnus, and Ali Ahmed Abstract Globular clusters are important astronomical objects that provide deep insight into the early evolution of the universe. Our study utilizes photometric techniques to measure the apparent B and V magnitudes of the stars in the globular cluster NGC 2298. We produced a Hertzsprung Russell diagram of […]
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By Rina Rast for ASTR 310 This post aspires to present a description of how the first galaxies formed in the early universe. Since this topic is broad enough to warrant an entire textbook all to itself, this post will focus on key information and theory. The discussion requires some basic knowledge about specific stages […]
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BY: MAZZ GHANI, JINGXI GAO, YUGANT MOHAN, DAWSON WIEBE, SAHNGOO KIM The purpose of this project is to investigate the absolute magnitudes and surface temperature of stars in the cluster M5 and create an H-R Diagram. The information that will be extracted from our project will help uncover important information about the stars plotted in […]
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By: Juan Manjarres, Kody Manstyrski, Kelsey Peppler, Mitch Dressler, Ricardo Rheeder Introduction to the VW Hydrae System VW Hydrae, first discovered by Cuno Hoffmeister in 1929  within the Hydra constellation, is an Algol-type eclipsing binary system with an evolved secondary component. The system portrays a rapid period increase due to the possible presence of […]
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