ASTRO 4410

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Observational astrophysics. Major experiments involve techniques in CCD (charge-coupled-device) imaging, optical photometry, optical spectroscopy, radiometry, radio spectroscopy and radio astronomy. The experiments involve use of the Hartung-Boothroyd Observatory's 24-inch telescope, a laboratory two-element radio interferometer, and a radio telescope mounted on top of the Space Sciences Building. The laboratory covers the fundamentals of using astronomical instrumentation and data analysis as applied to celestial phenomena: asteroids, normal stars, supernova remnants, globular clusters, planetary nebulae, the interstellar medium, OH masers, and galaxies.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: PHYS 2214/PHYS 2218 or PHYS 3310 or PHYS 3360, PHYS 3323/PHYS 3327 (or co-registration).

Distribution Category (PBS-AS)

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Syllabi: none
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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5841ASTRO 4410  LEC 001

  • First meeting is from 4:30 to 5:30 to ascertain the regular meeting pattern of the class from then on.