Difference between revisions of "Observational Astronomy (308)"

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** [http://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/ Simbad]
 
** [http://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/ Simbad]
 
** [http://aladin.u-strasbg.fr/aladin.gml Aladin]
 
** [http://aladin.u-strasbg.fr/aladin.gml Aladin]
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== Week 3 (September 2) ==
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* Labor Day holiday
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== Week 4 (September 9) ==
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* Telescopes
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** Basic concepts of optical telescope design
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** Light gathering function
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** Focal plane scale
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** Angular resolution and point spread function
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** Detectors and filters
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* Visit to the Planetarium
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** Solar projection telescope
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** Solar imaging in hydrogen alpha light
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== Week 5 (September 15) ==
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* Telescopes continued from last week as needed
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* AstroImageJ
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** Installation
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** Use with simple images
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** Photometry
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** Advanced concepts

Revision as of 17:31, 9 September 2019

These notes are brief summaries and links for the in-class content for the Monday class meetings of the Fall Semester 2019.


Week 1 (August 19)

Week 2 (August 26)

  • What we observe
    • Position and celestial coordinates
    • Flux and magnitude
  • What we infer
    • Distance
    • Size
    • Luminosity
    • Composition
    • Evolution
  • Useful tools for access to data


Week 3 (September 2)

  • Labor Day holiday


Week 4 (September 9)

  • Telescopes
    • Basic concepts of optical telescope design
    • Light gathering function
    • Focal plane scale
    • Angular resolution and point spread function
    • Detectors and filters
  • Visit to the Planetarium
    • Solar projection telescope
    • Solar imaging in hydrogen alpha light


Week 5 (September 15)

  • Telescopes continued from last week as needed
  • AstroImageJ
    • Installation
    • Use with simple images
    • Photometry
    • Advanced concepts