I'm Roger Wesson, an astronomer working at University College London, where I carry out research on evolved stars and their outflows as part of the sndust group. Previously I spent four years in Chile, where I was a Fellow at the European Southern Observatory and spent 80 nights a year supporting operations at the Very Large Telescope, including nighttime support on UT3 (Melipal). Before that I was at UCL, where I was an undergraduate, postgraduate and postdoc. These pages contain information about my research.
My most recent 5 publications:
- February 2020: PRECISION: A fast python pipeline for high-contrast imaging - application to SPHERE observations of the red supergiant VX Sagitariae
Scicluna, P., Kemper, F., Siebenmorgen, R., Wesson, R., Blommaert, J. A. D. L., Wolf, S.
- January 2020: IGAPS: the merged IPHAS and UVEX optical surveys of theNorthern Galactic Plane
Monguió, M., Greimel, R., Drew, J. E., Barentsen, G., Groot, P. J., Irwin, M. J., Casares, J., Gänsicke, B. T., et al.
- November 2019: The missing mass conundrum of post-common-envelope planetary nebulae
Santander-García, Miguel, Jones, David, Alcolea, Javier, Wesson, Roger, Bujarrabal, Valentín
- November 2019: Characterization of the planetary nebula Tc 1 based on VLT X-shooter observations
Aleman, Isabel, Leal-Ferreira, Marcelo L., Cami, Jan, Akras, Stavros, Ochsendorf, Bram, Wesson, Roger, Morisset, Christophe, Cox, Nick L. J., et al.
- November 2019: Observing the mass-loss of nearby red supergiants through high-contrast imaging
Scicluna, Peter, Siebenmorgen, R., Blommaert, J. A. D. L., Kemper, F., Wesson, R., Wolf, S.
Some of the codes I've written:
- alfa - automated line fitting algorithm
- neat - nebular empirical analysis tool
- astro-ph sorter - list up to 30 days of astro-ph abstracts, sorted according to your research interests
- observability.date - visibility plotting tool for observation planning
See more on my codes page.