Mads Fredslund Andersen has won the IFA Ideas competition and has been awarded DKK 50,000 for his project

The idea behind the winning IFA Ideas project in 2015 is to take extra advantage of the SONG telescope, which is situated in one of the best places in the world to make astronomical observations.

2015.11.02 | Trine Binderup

The idea behind the winning IFA Ideas project in 2015 is to take extra advantage of the SONG telescope, which is situated in one of the best places in the world to make astronomical observations.

With the SONG telescope some of the brightest stars in the sky are observed, and in several cases they will remain visible for weeks or months.

By connecting a small telescope and a good CCD camera, which are the basic elements in the granted IFA Ideas project, it will be possible to observe the stars photometrically, and with different filters simultaneously with the primary SONG instrument (the spectograph), adding further information.
Additionally, the project will be able to provide images that can be used for conveying astronomical phenomena to the public.

Spectra of the light from stars are not quite as alluring as a very good picture of a nebula, a galaxy or something else that can be photographed in this project. Last, but not least, easily accessible data, that can be used in the upper secondary school, can be delivered.

 

Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media