10 Credits AUTUMN

Cannot be taken with: PHY430
Pre-requisites: PHY104, PHY111

Co-requisites: PHY213, PHY242

Aims/Description: This level 2 module builds upon astronomy material taught in level 1 and aims to equip students with the skills and understanding to plan, obtain and analyse optical imaging data of astronomical objects. Topics include astronomical telescopes, instrumentation, electronic detectors and data analysis in the Python computing language.

Restrictions on availability: PHYU11, PHYU06, PHYU25

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Problem solving, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work, Project/ portfolio

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Physics and Astronomy):

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