Modern Observational Techniques|
Spring 2010 not offered
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 is included.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ASTR)(SISP)
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One midterm exam, several problem sets and data analysis projects.
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