Observational Astrophysics II / Observationell astrofysik II (1FA211), 10 points
Start: September 5th, 2017, room 1245 ITC(!) at 10:15
Teachers: Nikolai Piskunov, Oleg Kochukhov and Sofia Ramstedt, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
Goals: Understand how modern telescopes, astronomical instrumentation and detector work. Learn about observing techniques and data reduction methods.
Structure: The course consists of 2 parts: General information about telescopes, telescope optics and mechanics and observational techniques and data reduction. The second part will look in depth in particular techniques. This year it is measurements of magnetic fields (polarimetry) astronomical radio interferometry.
Requirements for passing: attend most of the lectures (10%), do the homework (30%), successfully complete and turn in lab exercises (30%) and complete the lab (30%). No exam this year! This will result in 10 points.
Schedule can be found here
Lecture Notes and Exercises