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Cornell University    
 
    
 
  Aug 23, 2017
 
Courses of Study 2017-2018
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ASTRO 4410 - Experimental Astronomy


(PBS-AS)      
Fall. 4 credits. Student option grading.

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: PHYS 2214 /PHYS 2218  or PHYS 3310  or PHYS 3360 , PHYS 3323 /PHYS 3327 . Recommended prerequisite or instructors’ permission:  ASTRO 3310  or ASTRO 3334 .

J. Cordes, J. Lloyd.

The course covers methods in optical and radio astronomy and selected topics in astrophysics.  Major experiments use techniques chosen from charge-coupled device (CCD) imaging, optical photometry, optical spectroscopy, radiometry and radio spectroscopy.  Observations use the Hartung-Boothroyd Observatory’s 24-inch telescope and a 3.8-meter radio telescope on the roof of the Space Sciences Building.   The course covers the fundamentals of astronomical instrumentation and data analysis applied to a wide range of celestial phenomena: asteroids, main-sequence stars, supernova remnants, globular clusters, planetary nebulae, the interstellar medium, OH masers, and galaxies.  Methods include statistical data analysis,  artifact and interference excision, Fourier transforms, heterodyned receivers, and software-defined radio.



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