7 Lecture Course, Session II 1997, Convener - Michael Burton
(1) Observational Astrophysics, RC Smith, CUP, 1995.
(2) Astrophysical Techniques, CR Kitchin, Adam Hilger.
(3) Optical Astronomical Spectroscopy, CR Kitchin, Inst Physics Publishing, 1995.
(4) Data Reduction and Error Analysis for Physical Sciences, PR Bevington, McGraw-Hill, 1969
|1. July 31st||
|2. August 7th||INSTRUMENTATION: Definition of common terms: camera, collimator, cold stops, field lens, pupil, focal plane, resolving power, plate scale, dispersion, throughput. Basic optics of: imagers, prisms, grating spectrometers, Fabry-Perots. Fibres, filters and coatings.||Michael Ashley|
|3. August 14st||DETECTORS AND SITE CHARACTERISTICS: Detectors: CCDs, IR arrays, photographic plates Site Characteristics:atmospheric transmission, atmospheric emission (thermal, airglow, auroral), telescope emission, astronomical backgrounds S/N calculations:background, detector limited regimes||John Storey|
|4. August 21st||DETECTORS AND SITE CHARACTERISTICS II||John Storey||5. August 28th||
|6. September 4th||RADIATIVE TRANSFER: Radiative Transfer Equation Absorption, emission coefficients Blackbody, source function, Kirchoff's Laws, Optical depth Continuum and spectral lines Astronomical temperature systems||Warrick Couch|
|7. September 11th||
|| Michael Drinkwater,