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View Resource Image Processing Resources for Teachers

This site, authored by John Kolena of Duke University, provides an extensive list of image processing software, remote access telescope sites and astronomy image processing curriculum activities. Some of the software that is linked requires purchase for use, but most is free for download with no charge. The author lists information on hardware requirements, availability, cost, image format...

View Resource Micro-Observatory Online Telescopes

The telescopes were developed at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and were designed to enable students and teachers nationwide to investigate the wonders of the deep sky from their classrooms. The project is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, with additional in-kind contributions from Eastman Kodak Company and Apple Computer. A nationwide team of educators is helping to...

View Resource Telescopes from the Ground Up

This tutorial traces the history of the telescope, beginning with Galileo's first small refractor, to the era of orbiting space telescopes. Topics include Galileo's trouble with the church over the observations he made with his new instrument, Sir Isaac Newton's invention of the reflecting telescope, and the development of technologies that made it possible to construct increasingly larger, more...

View Resource SkyView Virtual Observatory

NASA's SkyView is the Internet's virtual telescope, and "generat[es] images of any part of the sky at wavelengths in all regimes from Radio to Gamma-Ray." Those individuals without much of an astronomy background need not fear, as NASA's got it covered with their "Non-Astronomers Page". The "SkyView FAQ" answers such general visitor's questions as "What is SkyView?", "What Do I Need to Use...

View Resource Two Micron All Sky Survey at IPAC

This is the data release from the Two Micron All Sky Survey. This release covers 2,483 deg2 of northern sky observed from the 2MASS facility at Mt. Hopkins, AZ. The release data products include 233,979 compressed 512x1024 pixel (1"/pixel) Atlas Images in the three survey bands, and Catalogs containing positional and photometric information for 20.2 million Point and 73,980 Extended sources.

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