Hands-On Universe (HOU) is an educational program that enables students to investigate the Universe while applying tools and concepts from science, math, and technology. Using the Internet, HOU participants around the world request observations from an automated telescope, download images from a large image archive, and analyze them with the aid of user-friendly image processing software.
Photo of supernova 2014J in M82 by Rich Lohman at the Over The Hill (OTH) observatory Saturday 2014 January 25. SBIG ST-7 camera on an LX-200 Meade 12″; f/3.3 focal reducer on the normal f/10 telescope. CCDsoft Imaging software.
For comparison: M82 photo by Rich taken in April 2012. You can also download .fts image. Rich says “I used a log scaling in SalsaJ before converting to jpg.”