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Course: Instruments for astronomy 2

Department/Abbreviation: SLO/PA2

Year: 2019

Guarantee: 'doc. RNDr. Ondřej Haderka, Ph.D.'

Annotation: The subject familiarizes students with principles of instruments for astronomical spectroscopy, for observing outside of visible spectrum, for detection of cosmic radiation and for astronomical space technology.

Course review:
- Radioastronomy. Radiotelescopes. Radiointerferometry. - Principles of telescopes at short wavelengths, roentgen and gamma detectors. - Project Auger and related projects. Detectors of Čerenkov radiation. Detection of particles with extreme energy. - Detection of neutrinos and gravitational waves. - Telescopes at the orbit. HST, Spitzer, GLAST, Chandra, XMM-Newton, COBE and others. - Planetary probes, selected instruments for in-situ research. - Filters in optical astronomy. Photometric filters, photometric systems and their importance. Astronomical spectroscopy. Spectrometers. - Detectors for astronomy. CCD detectors. Detectors for astrometry and photometry. Special detectors. - Classical and CCD astrophotography. Calibration of images. Correction and processing of images.