2018-2019 University Catalogue 
    
    Aug 22, 2019  
2018-2019 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED 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

Corequisite: ASTR 312L  
Prerequisites: PHYS 121 or PHYS 232  or ASTR 101  or ASTR 102  or ASTR 210 

 
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Area of Inquiry: Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Liberal Arts CORE: None


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