ASTRO 6525

ASTRO 6525

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

This course covers telescope design, optics design and instrumentation for wavelengths from optical to radio and their relation to current research needs. Adaptive optics, interferometry, aperture synthesis, and beam forming will be covered. Instrumentation discussions will include CCD and IR/submillimeter detector arrays, heterodyne systems and phased array feeds at radio wavelengths as well as camera designs, cryogenic systems, spectrographs/spectrometers and interferometric correlators. Sensitivity issues, observing techniques, polarimetry and data analysis will be discussed. Course work includes observations with the Hartung-Boothroyd optical telescope on Mount Pleasant and a radio telescope on the roof of the Space Sciences Building.  Data from these observations will be processed using modern analysis techniques implemented primarily in Python.

When Offered Fall.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASTRO 4410

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17616 ASTRO 6525   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Nighttime optical observing will be scheduled as weather permits. Lab times will be flexible depending on each student’s schedule.