Courses: Observational Optical Astronomy (ASTRH313C01)

Fall 2008

One credit, full year course. Several observing projects that involve using a CCD camera on a 16-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope. Projects include spectroscopy; variable star photometry; H-alpha imaging; imaging and photometry of galaxies and star cluster; instruction in the use of image processing software and CCD camera operation. Students work in groups of two with minimal faculty supervision. Formal reports are required.

Prerequisites: Astronomy 205a.

Fulfills: NA +


Astronomy (Web site)

Taught By

Stephen Boughn (Profile)


Haverford, Obsr

Meeting Times

M 7:30-10:00pm