Resources for astronomical and scientific research

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

Selecting Astronomical Objects

Learn how to choose the best objects to study

Operating the Telescope

Learn how to use the state-of-the-art ACP system

Photometry with MaxIm DL

Do some real interesting science with the Nieves data

Astronomy Research with Python

Learn the advanced techniques in astronomy research (coming soon!)

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.

Tri-color Imaging

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.

Special Edition:
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.