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Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2015-2017 
Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2015-2017 [Archived Catalog]

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ASTR 5271 - Observational Astrophysics

Provides a high-level introduction to modern observational techniques and instrumentation. Topics covered include use of CCDs for optical observations; factors determining measurement signal-to-noise ratio; detection and measurement methods for optical imaging of astronomical sources; factors determining experimental design; and special considerations for radio and space-based observations. During the course of the semester students carry out an observational project, including project conception, data acquisition and analysis, and presentation of results.


Credit Hours: 3.0
Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 2.0 lecture, 1.0 independent study

Eligible grades: A-F,WP,WF,FN,FS,AU,I

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