Courses: Advanced Topics: Observational Astronomy (ASTRH341A01)
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 clusters; 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 205
Fulfills: NA II