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Course: Astronomical Optics

Department/Abbreviation: OPT/AO

Year: 2020

Guarantee: 'prof. Mgr. Jaroslav Řeháček, Ph.D.'

Annotation: Basics of astrooptics.

Course review:
1. Basics of geometrical optics. Paraxial optics. Matrix optics. Ray tracing. 2. Optical aberations. Chromatic and monochromatic aberrations. 3. History of the telescope. 4. Refractor, achromat, apochromat. 5. Reflecting telescope - 1 mirror, conics, off-axis aberrations. 6. Reflecting telescope - 2 mirrors, mirror bending, Ritchey-Cretien telescope, segmented mirrors. 7. 3- and 4- mirror telescopes. 8. Schmidt a Maksutov cameras, correcting plates, meniscus correctors. Schmidt-Cassegrain and Maksutov-Cassegrain telescopes. 9.Accessories: eyepieces, mounts, focal correctors, Barlow lens, filters, atmospheric dispersion correctors. 10.Wave analysis of the telescope, resolving power, contrast, optical response and transfer functions, apodization. 11.Modern astronomy telescopes, cosmic telescopes, fighting atmosperic turbulences: speckle interferometry, adaptive optical systems. 12. Astrooptics in observational astronomy. Demonstration of astronomical telescopes and accessories.