767300A / 767600S

Observational astronomy – II

an intermediate & advanced course (5 credits)

at the Astronomy research unit, University of Oulu

The course period January 11 – February 25, 2019

Lectures, exercises and practical sessions take place in YL 124, see WebOODI for detail.

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 Astronomy – I”
  • 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 11: Introduction PDF