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Syllabus of the course: Observational Astrophysics

In this web page we provide the syllabus of the course Observational Astrophysics, offered by the Department of Physics.
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InstructorA. Zezas
ProgramWednesday, 17:00-19:00, Room 3
Friday, 11:00-13:00, Room 3
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Goal of the courseIn this course we present the basic information on instrumentation and methods of measurement and analysis for a series of modern problems in Observational Astrophysics. Students must have basic knowledge of Astrophysics and Modern Physics.
SyllabusBrief introduction to Astrophysics - Optical Telescopes - Optical detectors (CCD) - Photometry - Influence of interstellar medium and atmosphere to the measured radiation - Spectroscopy - Observations in other regions of the electromagnetic spectrum (infrared radiation, X-rays, gamma-rays, neutrina) - Interferometry.
BibliographyG. Rieke, “Detection of Light: From the Utraviolet to the Submillimeter”, Cambridge Univ. Press, (2003)
C. R. Kitchin, “Astrophysical Techniques”, Adam Hilger (1984).
T. Augusteijn, “An Introduction to Astronomical Photometry”, Erasmus-European InterUniversity Program (1992).
S. Mclean, “Electronic Imaging in Astronomy”, Wiley (1997)
D. Schroeder, “Astronomical Optics”, Academic Press (1987)
H. Bradt, “Astronomy Methods”, Cambridge University Press (2004)

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