Astro 510: Observational Astrophysics.

(2-3) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered next in Fall 2004.

Prereq: 405 or 505.

Techniques in optical and near-IR astronomy, including spectro-scopy and photometry with both single channel and 2-dimensional array detectors. Emphasis on projects involving proficiency in the use of small telescopes and modern instrumentation. Project topics range from spectroscopic and photometric studies of pulsating and binary star systems to deep photo-graphic and CCD imaging of faint nebulae and galaxies.