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A399 - Intro Obs Astrophys - Handouts

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The handouts for each class period are listed here. For those which are in digital format, I have included links in pdf and postscript formats. (For some of the items I had trouble getting the postscript converted to pdf, so pdf at present is unavailable).

Cls Date Handouts
1 01/24/03
  • Syllabus pdf ps
  • Lecture Notes [pdf] [ps]
  • Astronomical Photometry, Henden & Kaitchuck, pp. 1-19, 32-34, 50-53
  • Physical Principals of Remote Sensing, W. G. Rees, pp. 74-81.
  • Celestial Coordinate Systems (TOPS) pdf ps
  • Magnitude and Distance (TOPS) ps
  • Julian Day Calendar (TOPS) ps
  • Data Reduction & Error Analysis for the Physical Sciences, P. R. Bevington, p. 60-79
  • A User's Guide to CCD Reductions with IRAF, P. Massey pdf ps
2 01/28/03
  • Examples of UT and ST calculations (from Astronomical Almanac)
  • GMST @ 0h UT tables from Jan and Feb 2003 (from USNO Web)
  • Celestial Sphere lecture notes ps
3 02/03/03
  • Norton's 2000.0 Star Atlas - Maps 1-12 & Interesting objects
  • Hawaii's Sky Tonight - Feb/2003
  • IfA Friends Star Charts - Jan 2003
  • AAVSO var star catalog chart 83 (Orion) & scale
  • Uranometria 2000 catalog - Chart 228 - Orion region
  • Uranometria 2000 catalog - Chart 377 - Scorpio/Sagittarius region
  • WW Vul Finder [postscript], [pdf] - AAVSO
  • Z CMa Finder [postscript], [pdf] - AAVSO
4 02/07/03
  • Hmwk 2-[pdf] [ps]
  • Variable Star list-[pdf] [ps]
  • Beta Per Star chart (AAVSO)-[pdf] [ps] [gif]
  • Variable Star log sheet-[pdf] [ps]
  • Sample log sheet-[pdf] [ps]
  • Var Star of the Month (AAVSO) [pdf] [html]
  • Variable star mag meas. from AAVSO HOA, chap 6
  • Types of Variable Stars (AAVSO) [html article]
  • AAVSO HOA - Making Obs, Chap 2-[pdf] [ps]
  • AAVSO HOA - Sample Observation, Chap 7-[pdf]
  • Hmwk 1 solutions
5 02/14/03
  • Lec notes 1 - Fluxes & Filters - [pdf] [ps]
  • Lec notes 5 - Telescopes & Instr. - [pdf] [ps]
  • Mag Estimate Exercise results - [pdf] [ps]
  • Homework 3 - [pdf] [ps]
  • Hmwk 3 Chart - [pdf] [ps]
6 02/21/03
7 02/28/03
8 04/04/03
9 04/07/03
10 04/14/03
11 05/02/03

Last modified: April 15, 2003
Karen Meech
Institute for Astronomy
2680 Woodlawn Drive
Honolulu, HI 96822
meech@ifa.hawaii.edu