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.



  • 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


  • January 11: Introduction PDF