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Observational Techniques and Instrumentation, ASTM18, 7.5 hp

The course is given the second period of the spring semester in even years.

The course is given in English

Description

The course contains: Electrmagnetic radiation and non-photonic astronomy. The influence of the atmosphere on observations. Derectors for optical and infrared radiation. Detectors for radio waves. Noise characteristics of detectors. Signal-to-noise ratio, quantum efficiency, and detectable quantum efficiency. Light collecting and imaging instruments. adaptive optics and extremely large telescopes. Space observatories. Spatial resolution and MTF. interferometry, visibility, UV-plane and interferometric imaging. Photometry, photometric systems and photometric reduction methods. Spectroscopy, grating, echelle and fourier tramsform spectrometers. Astrometry from earth and from space. Polarimetry and determination os Stokes vector.