Published: March 15, 2005
The initial team of Spitzer students spent much of the month researching the process of star formation, and becoming more familiar with the structure of IC 2118.
This initial group also worked through several tutorials learning how to use MaxIm DL Image Processing software and conducting data analysis on the images of IC 2118 taken with the New Mexico Skies telescope in February.
A second team of students at Oil City High School has been formed to conduct research on IC 2118.
They have scheduled several students from these two teams into Mr. Spuck's Earth and Space Science Special Topics class for next year. These students will continue their Spitzer Research next year, with the plan of entering into the Pittsburgh Engineering and Science Fair, and the Intel Competition.
Mr. Spuck has Converted the MIPS data from 32 bit to 16 bit. The current version of Hands On Universe Image Processing software requires 16 bit images.