Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017
AST 105 Observational Astronomy
3 class hours, 2 laboratory hours; 4 credits
Topics covered are aligning and using computerized telescopes; celestial coordinate systems; time keeping; observations of the planets, moon, sun, asteroidal motions, and variable stars; astrophotography with CCD imaging cameras; photometric techniques. Day and evening astronomical observation sessions will be required beyond regularly scheduled hours. (science) NOTE: This course has a material fee.
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