Here you’ll find the latest tutorials we have on image processing and computational guides for astronomy research, using the data by our very own Nieves Observatory.
From choosing objects to image and operating the telescope to data analysis, choose what you need
Astronomy Research with Python
Selecting Astronomical Objects
As the Nieves Observatory is situated in the northern hemisphere, we do not have access to all parts sky. As a result, not every object in the sky can be studied using the observatory. Find out how we can best select an appropriate object for imaging and research.
Operating the Telescope
The Nieves Observatory is remotely-operated using the Astronomy Control Panel (ACP) system. There are some do’s and dont’s for using the observatory remotely. See our step-by-step guide here.
Before processing (left): Raw images from CCD cameras installed in telescopes are black-and-white, and you cannot say much of an object.
Post processing (right): Depending on the filters you use—often R,G,B, but also H-alpha, S-II and O-III—you can observe the details of astronomical objects post-processing.
Learn how to perform image processing in this tutorial.
Performing photometry with MaxIm DL
Lots of astronomy can be done with the images taken with the Nieves Observatory. One of the most important scientific aspects of astronomy is knowing the brightness of an object in the sky. In this tutorial, we will learn how to measure the brightness of a celestial object scientifically using MaxIm DL.
The Nieves Observatory Guide to Astronomical Objects
The Universe is a big place. In fact, it is the biggest there is. Modern advancement in astronomy has allowed us to peer deep into the secrets of the heavens and allowed us to catalogue the panoply of objects out there in the cosmos. The Guide brings us up to speed on the forefront of humanity’s knowledge of existing astronomical objects and phenomena.