Interactive Animations

How the telescopes work

Here you will find interactive Flash animations which show how the elements of FTN and FTS work. Adobe Flash Player 9 is needed to run these animations. 

FT Light Path -  This animation shows the path that light takes through FTN and FTS.

How a CCD works - See how light is detected with a CCD camera.

 

The Impact Calculator 

Impact Calculator - Blow holes in the Earth! Choose the size, density, velocity and angle of an asteroid hitting Earth, to investigate the sizes of impact craters.

 

Colour Imaging Animations

Below you will find a number of interactive Flash animations which explain visually how colour images are made. Adobe Flash Player 9 is needed to run these animations. 

Filters - Play with coloured filters and see what happens when they are combined.

Colour Image Maker 1 - Learn how colour images are made.

Colour Image Maker 2 - Make your own colour image using Faulkes Telescope data.

 

Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram

H-R Diagram - This interactive application takes you through the life cycle of a star the mass of the Sun.