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Fall 2023
Feb 23, 2024
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ASTR 486 - Advanced Observational Astronomy
The development of methods used to compute stellar positions, distances, motions, temperatures, and luminosities will be reviewed and applied. Astronomical instruments, in the context of their use in observational astronomy, will be discussed and used. The topics of astronomical astrometry, photometry, and spectroscopy along with image acquisition and processing of CCD images will be discussed. Prerequisite: ASTR 332
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Physics and Astronomy Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     

Undergraduate level ASTR 332 Minimum Grade of D-

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