Nowadays, astronomical observations are increasingly demanding in terms of sensitivity, image contrast, field of view, stability and calibrations, pushing telescopes and instrumentation closer and closer to their limits. Meaningful results require a careful understanding of the technologies and equipment that is being used. This course provides a general overview of most aspects that are relevant to observational astronomy, covering both the underlying physical principles and the technical concepts. In addition, the theoretical concepts of image signal processing are being discussed and practical exercises will be done.
Hoorcolleges en werkcolleges
a list of suggested books is provided on the website, see below
Periode: 1e semester, 3 september – 5 december 2012
Schriftelijk, zie ook het Tentamenrooster.
Zie ook de webpagina