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Digital Imaging in the Introductory Astronomy Course


Laurence A. Marschall

Michael B. Hayden

Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA 17325


Presented at the 3rd AAVSO CCD Workshop, June 6, 1993




The availability of small, inexpensive CCD cameras is making it possible to offer non-science students in introductory astronomy courses hands-on experience in astronomical imaging. For the past three years at Gettysburg College we have been developing laboratory exercises using ST-4, ST-6, and Lynxx CCD cameras attached to 8-inch telescopes. We discuss the hardware and the procedures involved in these exercises, pointing out the benefits and limitations of digital  observations with introductory students. We also offer tips for making successful observations  with students, and describe plans for further development.


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