The first "deep image" taken at the Trottier Observatory
This image of the Pinwheel Galaxy, also known as Messier 101, was shot over the course of three nights at the end of May 2015 by Howard Trottier.
This is the first image to be obtained with our new planetary imaging camera, the ZWO ASI174MC. The image capture was done by Oleg Mazurenko on May 11 2016, and the results were processed by Howard Trottier.
This is a report on the first detection of an exoplanet at SFU's Trottier Observatory, based on radial velocity measurements of the host star. Measurements were done using a commercially manufactured, off-the shelf, echelle spectrograph. The report provides an introduction to exoplanet detection and echelle spectrographs, along with a thorough analysis of the measurements. This study provides one example of the many types of advanced spectroscopy projects that can be undertaken by undergraduate students at university teaching observatories.