Dr. Bieging gave Hector Saldivar, Steven Jasso, and myself a tour of the University of Arizona’s Steward Observatory Mirror Lab. The tour of the mirror lab couldn’t have come at a better time, they were in the process of polishing the first of six off-axis mirrors for the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT). These mirrors are […]

Data Reduction Pipeline… Almost Made It

My data reduction pipeline that I have been coding in IDL is almost complete, finally. I have been getting final spectrums of the objects for awhile now, now the analysis begins. I have begun preliminary data reduction, everything seems to be working well.

The weather out here changed quite a bit over the past few […]

And were off…

My summer research has officially begun. I’m midway through my first day here at the University. Met with Josh Eisner this morning and got all setup in my office for the summer, got my new mac working! Found out I’ll be going up to Kitt Peak this Thursday for my second 5 day observing run. […]