Photographs featured here were
taken by MSU astronomers at the facility.
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· Chris Wilkinson
The Moon June 1996, Emulsion Camera, 10" telescope
Comet Hyakutake April 1996, CCD Camera, 24" telescope
· Horace Smith
Some of these photographs were actually taken just outside
CCD images obtained with the campus observatory 24-inch telescope
Supernova in the galaxy NGC 3190. Two minute exposure,
SBIG ST6 CCD,
M82 galaxy Made from exposures in B, V, and R. AST 208 class. Spring 2006
The Orion Nebula
Taken by Aaron LaCluyze and members of the Spring 2003 AST 312 class on UT
The streak is the small Apollo asteroid 2011MD, which passed about 12,000km from the Earth. When this image was taken on June 27, 2011, the asteroid was about 150,000 km from Earth, much closer than the Moon. This is a 1.5 minute exposure in the SDSS g' passband. Apogee Alta CCD.
Mars in 2003 Ap47p CCD
Black & white images have been taken in the Cousins I band unless otherwise noted. Color images are composites, made
From B, V, and I images.
Montage 5. On the images from 8/16, the bright area of Nix Olympica, around the large Olympus Mons volcano, may be just visible in the northern (bottom) hemisphere to the left of the central meridian.
Montage 6. Solis Lacus, the "eye of Mars", is well placed in these images. The bright spot of Nix Olympica, around the Olympus Mons volcano, is still visible to the lower right of each image. The South Polar Cap is still shrinking and breaking up.
Montage 9. Mars retreats from the Earth, becoming gibbous again in the process. Note that the off-center remnant of the South Polar Cap is much easier to see at certain orientations of the planet than at others.
Comet Schwassmann Wachmann 3 (73P) Spring 2006 Ap47p CCD