Registration IDASTRH341A001
Course TitleAdvanced Topics: Observational Astronomy
Time And DaysM 7:00pm-9:30pm
Room LocationOBS
Lab Sections
Additional Course InfoClass Number: 2163
Observing projects that involve using a CCD camera on a 16-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope. Projects include spectroscopy; variable star photometry; H-alpha imaging; imaging and photometry of galaxies and star clusters; instruction in the use of image processing software and CCD camera operation. Students work in groups of two with minimal faculty supervision. Formal reports are required.
Div: II; Natural Science (NA)
NA II; Students will learn about astronomical phenomena firsthand
through observing and analyzing data with the tools of the research
astronomer. Data are both archival and that obtained with the CCD
camera on Haverfords 16-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope. Instruction
in the use of image processing software and CCD camera operation.
Prerequisite: Astronomy 205
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