AST 2001 - Observational Astronomy

An introduction to the operation of astronomical instruments and to the acquisition and analysis of astronomical data. Topics to be covered will include, among others, astronomical coordinates and time systems, planning of observational programs, telescope and instrumentation operation and basic digital image analysis. Observations will be conducted at the campus observatory, emphasizing the use of the techniques studied in the lecture. Lecture two hours, laboratory two hours. Prerequisite: AST 1002.
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