|GUAIX: joining the efforts of these groups||- Star-forming galaxies (Zamorano, Gallego et al.)|
|- Elliptical galaxies (Gorgas, Cardiel et al.)|
|- Astronomical instrumentation (Gallego, Cardiel et al.)|
|of the Dept. Astrofísica y CC de la Atmósfera Univ. Complutense de Madrid|
Local star-forming galaxies
MEGARA:Multi-Espectrógrafo en GTC de Alta Resolución para Astronomía
|EMIR: Espectrógrafo Multiobjeto en el InfraRrojo|
|Meteors and Fireballs||FRIDA: inFrared Imager and Dissector for Adaptative optics|
More than 100,000 pictures are lost in the ISS archive—help us to classify them.
Alejandro Sánchez de Miguel (UCM) has launched at "Citizen Science Hack Day Challenges" a citizen project to catalog night time pictures taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The classified and geo-referenced images will be used to Light Pollution studies. More information at Night ISS Wiki Page.
A team of astronomers from Stony Brook University (the State University of New York at Stony Brook), the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) and others used Suprime-Cam, Subaru Telescope's wide-field, prime-focus camera, to capture an image of the intricate flow of Comet Lovejoy's (C/2013 R1) ion tail.
The last week of october,the LICA laboratory started activities in the new headquarters. The new room has been kindly provided by the Departamento de Astrofísica y CC de la Atmósfera of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. A new large Newport 2m x 3m (6.5' x 10') optical table arrived to the new facilities. This is the optical bench where the MEGARA spectrograph will be assembled and tested.
The Rainbow Cosmological Surveys database, operated by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), partnered with the University of California Observatories at Santa Cruz (UCO/Lick,UCSC), is now using Google Maps to navigate through the Universe. The new Rainbow Sky Maps offer the possibility to see the deepest images of the Universe, and access all the information about the most distant galaxies known.
The Rainbow database is a compilation of astronomical data obtained by the largest extragalactic surveys, such as GOODS, CANDELS or SHARDS, using some of the most powerful telescopes, such as Hubble, Spitzer, Herschel and GTC.