Don’t miss the next MPCS Research Seminar Series on February 16, 2017 when UC Blue Ash College Visiting Assistant Professor Jeremy Huber will present A Multispectral View of the Rosette Nebula.
About this event:
The Rosette Nebula is a large, radially symmetric emission nebula and a popular target for amateur astrophotography. The nebula is located approximately 5000 light years away, and spans almost 2 degrees in the night sky. This large angular size, coupled with its low surface brightness, has made examination of the physical processes driving its shape, structure, and dynamics historically difficult.
To derive a more complete understanding of this nearby stellar nursery, we have combined small instrument observations taken at the University of Louisville’s Moore Observatory with a variety of space-based archival data to create a data cube: a stack of flux calibrated, spatially aligned images which show the nebula in diffrent “slices” of light across a large swath of the electromagnetic spectrum (from radio to ultraviolet). Through examination and comparison of these images we have begun to construct a three dimensional picture of the nebula, and have estimated a number of its physical
February 16, 2017
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Muntz Hall Room 170
FREE & OPEN TO EVERYONE. LIGHT REFRESHMENTS SERVED.
This talk will present a survey of this work for a general audience.