Listed in: Physics and Astronomy, as ASTR-337
Formerly listed as: ASTR-37
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An introduction to the techniques of observational astronomy, with emphasis on optical and infrared observations. Students will use the Python computing language to reduce real astronomical data. Topics covered include: astronomical software, observation planning, coordinate and time systems, telescope design and optics, instrumentation and techniques for imaging and photometry, astronomical detectors, digital image processing tools and techniques, and statistical techniques for making astronomical measurements.
Requisite: ASTR 228 is a prerequisite for 337 and consent of instructor. ASTR 228 maybe taken concurrently with ASTR 337 subject to consent of instructor. Fall semester. Profesor Follette and Post-doctoral lecturer Robinson.