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:
- December 2020: Towards a more complete sample of binary central stars of planetary nebulae with Gaia
Chornay, N., Walton, N. A., Jones, D., Boffin, H. M. J., Rejkuba, M., Wesson, R.
- November 2020: Hα fluxes and extinction distances for planetary nebulae in the IPHAS survey of the Northern Galactic Plane
Dharmawardena, Thavisha E., Barlow, M. J., Drew, J. E., Seales, A., Sale, S. E., Jones, D., Mampaso, A., Parker, Q. A., et al.
- September 2020: The post-common-envelope binary central star of the planetary nebula PN G283.7-05.1. A possible post-red-giant-branch planetary nebula central star
Jones, D., Boffin, H. M. J., Hibbert, J., Steinmetz, T., Wesson, R., Hillwig, T. C., Sowicka, P., Corradi, R. L. M., et al.
- July 2020: VizieR Online Data Catalog: PN G283.7-05.1 BVRI and RV curves (Jones+, 2020)
Jones, D., Boffin, M. M. J., Hibbert, J., Steinmetz, T., Wesson, R., Hillwig, T. C., Sowicka, P., Corradi, R. L. M., et al.
- June 2020: A MUSE view of high-ADF planetary nebulae
García-Rojas, J., Boffin, H. M. J., Wesson, R., Jones, D., Corradi, R. L. M., Rodríguez-Gil, P., Monreal-Ibero, A.
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.