Graduation Year

2012

Location

Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

9-4-2011 9:00 AM

End Date

9-4-2011 10:00 AM

Description

Previously observed characteristics of the Abell 1 882 supergroup show signs of early stages of cluster formation. Supergroups and clusters have already been studied, but the unique stage of Abell 1 882 will aid in understanding the process of galaxy cluster formation. The data set contains observations from the Infrared Side Port Imager at the 4.0-m Blanco telescope at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO) during May 2010. The data reduction process, unique challenges of working with infrared data, and preliminary results will be discussed.

Rohl worked with Gomez from January through March 201 1 as a research assistant with the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REV) program of the National Science Foundation. The program was hosted at CTIO in cooperation with Gemini Observatory in La Serena, Chile.

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IR Astrometry and Photometry of the Abell 1882 Supergroup

Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

Previously observed characteristics of the Abell 1 882 supergroup show signs of early stages of cluster formation. Supergroups and clusters have already been studied, but the unique stage of Abell 1 882 will aid in understanding the process of galaxy cluster formation. The data set contains observations from the Infrared Side Port Imager at the 4.0-m Blanco telescope at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO) during May 2010. The data reduction process, unique challenges of working with infrared data, and preliminary results will be discussed.

Rohl worked with Gomez from January through March 201 1 as a research assistant with the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REV) program of the National Science Foundation. The program was hosted at CTIO in cooperation with Gemini Observatory in La Serena, Chile.