Optical Detection and Analysis of Pictor A’s Jet

I completed my undergraduate thesis in observational high energy astrophysics, and its now up on astro-ph (see link above).  If you’re curious, I’d suggest checking out Chapter 1 for a bit of background on active galactic nuclei (AGN) and galactic-scale jets, Chapter 5 for the results + significance of what we found, and page 48 for an example of the “galaxy-subtraction” image processing technique made possible by GALFIT.

A journal article of this work is also in prep!