When submitting an observation, how do I select different filters in order to take R V B for example to create a colour image.
Can you give me a little more information please? What type of object are you trying to observe, or if it is easier, which Go Observing sections are you clicking on (Galaxies, Stars etc.)?
I select Go Observing then select Deep Sky Objects .. select image NGC 7331. I then get a page saying it will image the Galaxy for me with the Red Filter but have no control to change the filter and add other filters or change exposure.
It looks like three color imaging isn't available to you, I can check if this can be changed but unfortunately the earliest I can do this is next week. Sorry for any inconvenience this is causing.
Thanks Alison thanks for your help.
I understand Stacey has been in touch with you, but i just wanted to add her response to this thread so any other users with a similar question will be able to see the answer.
Your user type does not yet have access to the 3-colour imaging tools, but we are hoping to add this functionality soon. Unfortunately you will still not be able to determine exposure time or filter (due to constraints on our telescope time).
Having access to 3-filter imaging would be great, even having to take pot-luck as to what's set up.
I had to register as a random bod "not in education" despite being our school's senior science technician.
Thanks for your comment - I just wanted to let you know that technicians in schools who ar using the NSO with students can sign up as NSO teachers and get full access to Go Observing. We know how important technicians are to a students experience of science in school, and many technicians run their schools STEM clubs etc. So if this is the situation you are in then please do sign up as a teacher and you can establish student accounts - we do not want to put barriers in the way of students being able to access the NSO!
Many thanks for your reply, and sorry for not getting back earlier.
One of our physics teachers has registered, so I think he will do most of the scheduling, but having me in reserve might be useful. We've only just established our astronomy club, so we will have to see how things go, I may just stay as the random bod. I do, though, expect to be heavily involved as I'm the school's resident astrophotographer (Slightly astounded by the data that you can get in such short exposures), so may be asked to provide input.
I am registered as a teacher (in California, USA). I teach physics and astronomy. How do I access the color filters? Are they available to me?
I'm afraid that requesting 3-colour observations is only available to UK and Irish schools, but most of the observations already taken are available to anyone in the Go Observing Archive. If you select one of the "3-colour" Observing Programmes from the drop-down list, you will see lots of data sets to work with.
There are also some pre-selected example sets of data in the 3-Colour Imaging activity.
I hope that helps
All the best
Got it. I can have my students do the R filter and then cross-reference available archive pictures as you suggest. They'll still get a lot from the experience.