Published: June 30, 2005
Observations Completed -- Ground based observations were completed by a number of observers, although poor weather plagued many of the volunteers this month. Contributors to the GLAST call for observations made by Gordon Spear added data to the AAVSO database, and we have assigned a student to begin looking at this data. Our own observations managed through the New Mexico Skies program were again greatly assisted by Lynn Rice's patient and ongoing cooperation in providing proper filters and time on a special telescope not normally accessible to TLRBSE teachers. We have a rather large data set of dozens of images taken before and after each Spitzer observation. Students will be working on reducing this data this fall in Adkins' research class.