Department of Astronomy Center for Radiophysics & Space Research

ASTR 6525: Techniques of Optical/Infrared, Submillimeter & Radio Astronomy

Credit Hours4
Typically OfferedFall

Covers telescope design, optics design and instrumentation for wavelengths from optical to radio and their relation to current research needs. Adaptive optics, interferometry, aperture synthesis, and beam forming will be covered. Instrumentation discussions will include CCD and IR/submillimeter detector arrays, heterodyne systems and phased array feeds at radio wavelengths as well as camera designs, cryogenic systems, spectrographs/spectrometers and interferometric correlators. Sensitivity issues, observing techniques, polarimetry and data analysis will be discussed.