Hans Martin Schmid: Katalogdaten im Herbstsemester 2021

NameHerr Prof. Dr. Hans Martin Schmid
Inst. f. Teilchen- und Astrophysik
ETH Zürich, HIT J 22.2
Wolfgang-Pauli-Str. 27
8093 Zürich
Telefon+41 44 632 73 86
BeziehungTitularprofessor und Privatdozent

402-0300-00LIPA Colloquium Information 0 KP1SA. Biland, A. Refregier, H. M. Schmid, weitere Dozierende
KurzbeschreibungResearch colloquium
402-0352-00LAstronomical Observations and Instrumentation6 KP2V + 1UH. M. Schmid, A. M. Glauser, L. Harra, V. J. Sterken
KurzbeschreibungAstronomical techniques and observing strategies are presented with a particular emphasis on currently available professional telescopes of the European Southern Observatory.
LernzielThe course shall provide a basic understanding of the potential and limitation of different types of modern astronomical observations for early career researchers. The course will present technical aspects which are important to prepare, to carry out and to calibrate different types of astronomical measurements: photometry, spectroscopy, astrometry, polarimetry and others. Many practical examples will be discussed including methods for the detection of physical samples of cosmic dust. Also scientific aspects of instrumental projects and observational programs are addressed. An opportunity to contribute to solar spacecraft operations will be available during the course.
Inhalt1. Introduction: research projects in astronomical observations
2. Observables: electromagnetic radiation, particles
3. Optical telescopes: Opitcs, types, mechanical concepts, examples
4. Detectors: CCDs, IR detectors, basic data reduction steps
5. Photometry: signal extraction, calibration, faint sources, etc.
6. Spectroscopy: spectrographs, calibration, spectral features
7. Introduction to solar space instrumentation
8. Space observations of cosmic dust: introduction, remote sensing, in situ instruments, sample return, calibration, data analysis and practical examples
9. Speckles and adaptive optics: atmosphere, AO-systems
10. Polarimetry: measuring principles
11. Interferometry
SkriptNotes will be distributed.
LiteraturAstrophysical Techniques, C.R. Kitchin, 2009 (5th edition), CRC Press
Astronomical Observations, Gordon Walker, 1987, Cambridge University Press (a bit outdated)