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TY students from Rochestown College with Mr O Donovan attended CIT BCO for a live telescope workshop on 4 Feb 2016. A little high level cloud over the TARA scope in California reduced seeing a bit, but students were still able to plan their observing session. Targets included M58 (a globular cluster), M81 & 82 and Comet Catalina.

Raw FITS files can be found at this link. The raw data was processed with SalsaJ, a free image processing package. Students practiced on some archive images (including the tower shown below) and then made their own three colour astronomical images.