Modern Observational Techniques|
This course reviews the practices of modern observational astronomy, focusing primarily on techniques employed in the optical and x-ray bands. Topics will include a description of the use of digital detectors for imaging, photometry, and spectroscopy in a wide variety of applications. Data acquisition, image processing, and data analysis methods will be discussed. In particular, students will gain hands-on experience with the analysis of data obtained from both ground- and satellite-based observatories. An introduction to the relevant error analysis methods will be included.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ASTR)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
|Examinations and Assignments: |
One midterm exam, several problem sets and data analysis projects.
|Instructor(s): Moran,Edward C. Times: .M.W... 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: VVO110; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 20||SR major: 7||JR major: 7|| || |
|Seats Available: 8||GRAD: 4||SR non-major: 1||JR non-major: 1||SO: 0||FR: 0|
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