PTYS 521 - Observational Planetary Astronomy


Course Syllabus
Course Calendar



Lecture Notes (some of them):

     Title & Lecture NotesLecturerAdditional Reading
1 Introduction to Basic Optics & Telescope Design Griffith 90prime
2 CCDs Griffith -
3 Grating Spectrometers Griffith -
4 From the Binomial Distribution to S/N Griffith -
5 Radiative Transfer in Action 1 (No Source Function) Griffith -
6 Radiative Transfer in Action 2 (Constant & Isotropic Source Function) Griffith -
7 Radiative Transfer in Action 3 (Nonisotropic Source Function) Griffith -
8 The Large Binocular Telescope TBD Hill et al. (2008), Wagner (2008)

Reading:

90prime primer (1969)