Published: April 15, 2005
Mr. Spuck converted Spitzer IRAC data from 32 bit to 16 bit and made images available via Spitzer web page to all Spitzer Teachers.
Mr. Spuck has also developed and shared with Spitzer teachers instructions to create infrared tri-color images using 2MASS data. (The same process will be used with Spitzer data.)
He has continued research work with his students. One group is working to measure the age of the star cluster associated with the IC 2118 by making a B-R plot of the stars. They are using optical images taken in February using a New Mexico Skies telescope. The second group is looking at the relationship between size of the ISM and the age of the star population associated with it.