Department of Astronomy and Space Science

ASTR 211

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Course No.

Course Title

No. of Units

Pre-requisites

Th.

Pr.

Credit

 

Astr 211

Telescopes and Accessories

2

3

3

Astr 201, Phys 101

 

Objectives of the course :

      The aim of this course is to give an idea about the different types of astronomical tools (Properties, Components , and Uses ) .

Course Description:

      This course contains the following subjects:  studies of the optical telescopes ( types, components , properties). Radio telescopes. Orbital telescopes. Solar telescopes, Infrared telescopes, Methods of construction of telescopes for various astronomical purposes. Types of astronomical detectors (Spectrographs, Photographic plates and their properties, photoelectric photometers, CCD Camera ) .

Main text and subsidiary books:

-          Reflection, Telescope Optics I : (2000), R .N. Wilson - Springer .

-          Astrophysical Techniques by : C.R. Kitchin, Adam Hilger, (1984) .

-          CCD Astronomy by Christian Buil (1993) .

Astronomical Photometry by Arne A. Henden Ronald H . Kaitchuck

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