In Class

June 14, 2016 at 3:50 pm

Michael Jaramillo | Positional Covariance in Multi-Wavelength Astronomy

Michael Jaramillo

Undergraduate Michael Jaramillo

By Michael Jaramillo ’17
B.S. Astrophysics

I had the opportunity to work under the direction of Dr. Douglas Clowe. His research is on determining the dark matter distribution in galaxy clusters through weak gravitational lensing.

One of my main jobs as his intern was to make sure the images of clusters had the correct catalog data associated with them. Sometimes the image would be shifted and thus the catalog data would not be aligned, so I would edit the FITS header of the image to change the reference pixel.

I gained a lot of experience working with the software IRAF (image reduction and analysis facility), the Unix operating system, and with the images themselves.

Michael Jaramillo – Summer 2015 Intern with Dr. Doug Clowe – junior at Ohio University – College of Arts & Sciences – astrophysics major

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