In collaboration with Las Cumbres Observatory (LCO), we have been awarded 100 hours of telescope time on their 0.4-meter system of telescopes, and 90 minutes of time goes to each teacher. The 90 minutes will allow you to take 7-9 images depending on the object you are imaging.
To participate in this program, you will need an LCO account. Only teachers may request an account.
Unlike an IASC asteroid search campaign, this program is designed for teachers to engage their students in the science of astronomy by examining and discussing images of deep sky objects, planets, and minor planet bodies (asteroids and comets).
If you are interested in participating in the 100-for-100 project, please contact IASC at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit the link below to acquire images through the 100-for-100 LCO Collaboration program. Each school gets 90 minutes of telescope time. You will be emailed when your images are ready to be collected.
Download these files for step-by-step instructions on how to take and retrieve images.
Download these files for step-by-step instructions on how to use Stellarium.
Developed by the University of Strasbourg, Aladin can be used to view and perform astrometry on astronomical imagery.
Download Aladin for Windows
Aladin Desktop is developed by the Centre de Donnees astronomiques (CDS) from Strasbourg Observatory. It is distributed under GPLv3 license.
Stellarium is a free planetarium software that can be used to identify targets of interest for imaging.
Download Stellarium for Windows
Stellarium is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License; either version 2 of the License, or any later version.
SalsaJ is an image processing tool that can be used to view and analyze images in a variety of formats.
Download SalsaJ for Windows
SalsaJ is distributed under the Creative Commons Public License.