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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. 119, 3234, 5053
 Physical Principals of Remote Sensing, W. G. Rees, pp. 7481.
 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. 6079
 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 112 & 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 

