765394A / 765694S

Special course: Astronomical data analysis with computers

an intermediate & advanced course (6 credits)

at the Astronomy research unit, University of Oulu

The course period January 30 – April 24, 2017

Lectures, exercises and practical sessions take place on Monday (14-18) in YL 124

The course is lectured in English

Teacher: Vitaly Neustroev, MA 302, ph. 029448-1930, vitaly[-at-]neustroev.net


Course content:

The course is dedicated to teaching the reduction of various types of observations obtained with different telescopes and instruments, and to core methods of the following analysis of these data.

Literature:


    Theory:

  • My course “Observational Astrophysics and Data Analysis”
  • Astrophysical techniques (5th Edition – 2008) – C.R. Kitchen: Taylor & Francis / CRC Press. ISBN 978-1-4200-8243-2.
  • Observational Astrophysics (3rd Edition – 2012) – P. Léna, D. Rouan, F. Lebrun, F. Mignard, D. Pelat, Translated by S. Lyle: Springer. ISBN 978-3-642-21815-6.
  • Practical manuals:

  • An Introduction to Astronomical Photometry Using CCDs (October 22, 2006) – W. Romanishin: the latest version of this book can be downloaded from here
  • IRAF-1
  • IRAF-2

Schedule

  • January 30: Introduction PDF