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Insight Observatory Reflections: NGC 2264 - The Cone Nebula

25 Mar 2019, 16:02 UTC
Insight Observatory Reflections: NGC 2264 - The Cone Nebula
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As posted previously, Insight Observatory is currently collaborating with Mr Michael Gyra and his "Astro Junkies" at Barnstable High School, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Mr Gyra has all five of his senior astronomy classes utilizing the Astronomical Telescopes for Educational Outreach (ATEO) online remote robotic telescopes to image deep-sky objects in the night sky. The students are using Insight Observatory's Educational Image Request (EIR) form to submit their image requests to its 16" f/7 reflector remote telescope located remotely an elevation of 7,778 ft in Pie Town, New Mexico.This program was made possible by a generous grant from the Barnstable Education Foundation. After the students received their deep-sky images, Mr Gyra tasked them with an assignment designated "Insight Observatory Reflections". The assignment includes students writing about their experience using Insight Observatory's ATEO-1, the result of their image, and some scientific facts about the deep-sky object. Here is the second instalment from Class D, NGC 2264, "The Cone Nebula"...NGC 2264, The "Cone Nebula" in Monoceros - Imaged on ATEO-1 by Colby P. and Anthony A."I, along with all of the astronomy classes, am very grateful that Insight Observatory gave us the privilege to image celestial objects of all kind, and am thankful for ...

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