Department of Astronomy and Space Science

ASTR 351


Course No.

Course Title

No. of Units






Astr 351

Stellar Radiation Characteristics




Astr 202, Phys 202

Objectives of the course :

      The aim of this course is to study the stellar radiation in different spectral regions and the way to detect this radiation in order to study the physics and evolution of stars .

Course Description:

      This course contains the following subjects : The electromagnetic radiation. Stellar radiation in different spectral regions. Estimating the stellar temperature. The color index and color excess. Effects of interstellar medium absorption and air masses on stellar spectra. Photographic and photoelectric observations. Photometric systems and their applications. Measurements and evaluation of the stellar radiation and its applications. Introduction to the Polarimetric studies, and its applications .

Main text and subsidiary books:

Steller Physics, Bisnovatyi-Kogan, 2001, Springer .

The dynamic univers, 1988, T.P. Snow

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