2023-2024 University Catalog 
    
    Jul 24, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog

ASTR 312 - Astronomical Techniques


A laboratory course introducing students to basic astronomical observations, methods of data acquisition and reduction using the university’s 16-inch telescope, CCD electronic camera, and image-processing workstation. Students are instructed in methods of astronomical imaging including detector calibration and atmospheric effects; in fundamentals of photometric reductions, including obtaining a light curve for a selected variable star; and in astronomical spectroscopy and spectral classification.

Credits: 1.00
When Offered: Fall semester only, in alternate years

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Prerequisites:   or   or   or   

 
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Area of Inquiry: Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Liberal Arts Practices: Quantitative and Algorithmic Reasoning
Core Component: None


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