October 8, 2014 Lunar Eclipse photos by Daniel Stange
As part of the PHYS-162 honors project, students are encouraged to image the celestial objects they are observing, using either a 35 mm or CCD camera.
Below are some images that students have taken over the years.
1999 Lunar Eclipse
Other photos taken at the Observatory:
Jupiter in color, close up:
Jupiter with moons:
Sea of Tranquility on the Moon (site of first moon landing):
The Transit of Venus
On Tuesday, June 5, the NIU Observatory observed an extremely rare astronomical event, a transit of Venus. This means that the planet Venus was observed crossing the face of the Sun: