Astronomical Laboratory - ASTR:4850 - Spring 2018

Starting with the second lab, we may be on the roof for most of the class, so please remember to bring warm clothes.
Results from the first lab.

Tuesdays 6:30-9:15 pm
655 VAN
Syllabus   Laboratories/Homework   Research Projects
Prof. Kaaret
702 Van Allen Hall
Office hours: Monday 10-11:30 am and Tuesday 2:30-4:00 pm or by appointment.

Patrick Wilcox
607 Van Allen Hall

Observatory information:
Twitter: @VA_Observatory

Handbook of CCD Astronomy via UI Libraries
Orion StarShoot G3 Deep Space Imaging Camera
Sony ICX419ALL Monochrome CCD
Santa Barbara Instruments Group ST-402ME CCD camera
SBIG CCDOps manual
Kodak KAF-0402E/ME CCD
SBIG DSS-7 Spectrograph manual
Iowa City Clear Sky Chart

Software for Orion cameras:
- ASCOM CCD drivers (button on right of page)
- Cam Studio 1.8.0 (in the sidebar)
  - we will be using python 2.7 with numpy, matplotlib, and ipython
  - everything needed is included in Anaconda
SAOImage DS9
- Current Windows version is 7.2.1
- DS9 Tips and Tricks:
SBIG software:
  - need CCDOps and DriverChecker64     (3/4 down the page under "USB Port Cameras")

Python resources:
Interactive, online tutorial:
NumPy tutorial:
General tutorials on Python:
PyFITS documentation:
Matplotlib tutorial:
Matplotlib site with many examples:
Python official web site:
PyFits official site:
Python for Astronomers:
Question and answer site for programming:

Python in pieces:
  - PyFITS