Apr 19, 2019  
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 [Archived Catalog]

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ASTR 4120 - Observational Astronomy

An introduction to astronomical observing techniques and instrumentation. Optical telescope design. Observatory site selection. Telescopes above the atmosphere. Imaging techniques: photography, charge-coupled devices. Optical photometry, spectroscopy, and polarimetry, and their applications. Infrared techniques and applications. Radio astronomy. Includes evening laboratory sessions.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisite: ASTR 2050 or permission of instructor.

When Offered: Spring term annually.

Credit Hours: 4

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