Category Archives: Jansky Project Log

Starting to get results

While in the lab today, we gathered our data and graphed it. As we continued working with the program more, including how to properly operate Microsoft Excel. One of the objects we observed today was Cassiopeia-A. Its intensity was off … Continue reading

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Learning to Operate the 20 Meter Telescope

Today we got to use another telescope to collect data, but this time we didn’t get the turn knobs or flip switches. The 20 meter telescope is operated by computer, so we spent all day in the computer lab. We … Continue reading

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Observing the Center of Our Galaxy

Waking up at six o’ clock, we got to observe the black hole, Sagittarius A, the force that turns our galaxy. We ran a little late, but we still received adequate data. We discovered that it produces an incredibly high … Continue reading

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3c 123

Today our group, Jansky, went down to the 40-foot telescope and observed the galaxy “3c123″ right after we shoved food in our faces and crammed into the jeep. It took us about one hour altogether and was very worth our … Continue reading

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