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ASTR 323. Observational Astronomy

Credits: 3
Department: Astronomy
Description: Modern astronomical observing techniques and instrumentation. Coordinate systems, telescope design, detector systems, error analysis, photometry, spectroscopy, and imaging.
Prerequisites: PHYS 235
Semester Offered: Even Fall
Grading Method: ABCDF
Lab: Lab

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Calculate observational parameters such as position, brightness, and time for astronomical objects.
2. Analyze astronomical images and data.
3. Solve astronomical problems with observational data and the use of computers.
4. Operate an array of available telescopes and binoculars.

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