Labs 13:00-17:20 Mondays at Bob Wright Centre A107Face mask is optional (but recommended) for all f2f lab sessions. Lectures : 13:00 Thursdays at Clearihue Building D130 Face mask is optional (but recommended) for all f2f lecture sessions.
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
at the Department of Physics and Astronomy
Probability Distributions and Photon Statistics
Error Propagations, Observing Limits, QE, DQE, and Signal-to-Noise Ratio
Integrating and Photon-Counting Modes
Atmospheric Turbulence and Adaptive Optics
Fourier Transform and Time Series Analysis
The standard university scale (i.e., 90-100% A+, 85-89% A, 80-84% A-, 77-79% B+, 73-76% B, 70-72% B-, 60-69% C+, 60-64% C, 50-59% D, 0-49% F) will be used to convert percentages to letter grades. (Some amount of scaling may occur, if necessary).
The breakdown of the marks will be:Laboratory Work 80%
Chapter 2: Detection Limits
review 3a: background review on telescopes
Chapter 3: Detectors
Chapter 4: Spectrographs
Chapter 5: Atmospheric Seeing
Chapter 6: Adaptive Optics
Chapter 7: Time Series Analysis
Lab1 : Introduction to IRAF and CCD Preprocessing
Lab2 : Properties of CCD
Lab3 : Noise Regimes and Point Spread Function
Lab4 : Photometry
Lab5 : Spectroscopy
A list of constants is also available here for convenience.
A note to remind you to take care of yourself. Do your best to maintain a healthy lifestyle this semester by eating well, exercising, getting enough sleep and taking some time to relax. This will help you achieve your goals and cope with stress. All of us benefit from support during times of struggle. You are not alone.