ASTR 211 Astronomical Data Acquisition and Analysis (Q)

Last offered Fall 2013

This course will introduce techniques for obtaining and analyzing astronomical data. We will begin by learning about practical observation planning and move on to discussion of CCD detectors, signal statistics, digital data reduction, and image processing. We will make use of data we obtain with our 24-inch telescope, as well as data from other optical ground-based observatories and archives. We also learn about and work with data from space-based non-optical observatories such as the Chandra X-Ray Observatory the Spitzer Space Telescope (infrared).
Class Format: lecture/discussion plus computer work and observing
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on weekly problem sets, an hour exam and an observing project
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Prerequisites: MATH 150 or 151 (formerly 105 or 106); prior experience with Unix is helpful, but not required
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Divisional Attributes: Division III,Quantitative and Formal Reasoning
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Enrollment Limit: 10
Expected Enrollment: 6
Class Number: 1017
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ASTR 211 LEC Astronomical Data Acquisition (Q) Division 3: Science and MathematicsQuantitative and Formal Reasoning Karen B. Kwitter
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