Tuesday, May 25, 2010

color magnitude diagrams

Worked on graphing with IDL early on in the morning, using data from the ASTR206 lab. Not the most successful, but hey, figuring out the error messages is a good way to learn.

Spent time reading about apparent and absolute magnitudes before meeting up with Beth and Maya to discuss color magnitude diagrams. They are so neat! Especially when it came to the different ways to filter these diagrams. I feel like there is so much potential in discovering/learning about these faint dwarf galaxies when it comes down to the many ways to filter these diagrams, especially with new scans of the sky that will be available within the next 5 years or so. Once again, I realized just how fast the field of astronomy is moving. Spent the rest of the time reading the Kalirai journal article. Good stuff.

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