ASTRĀ 0014. Astrophotography and Imaging

Unit: 1
Prerequisite: Completion with grade of "C" or better or concurrent enrollment in ASTR 2, 5, or 10
Advisory: Completion of ENGL N with grade of "C" or better
Hours: 54 laboratory
Basic principles and practices of astrophotography and image processing. Astronomical observations and data collection associated with the use of telescopes, binoculars, computers, cameras, and other related equipment. Development of observational techniques and data analysis procedures for the study of the outdoor sky with related indoor experiments and studies. Particular emphasis placed on quantitative and qualitative analysis of a variety of astronomical data collected with cameras. NOTE: About 5 nights of activities will be required. (CSU, UC)