Subject details

Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:

  1. Identify the use of astrophotography or CCD imaging in observational astronomy
  2. Demonstrate detailed knowledge of a particular aspect of observational astronomy
  3. Develop and identify a scientific justification which includes a research plan, the project aims, objectives and expected outcomes
  4. Demonstrate independent research
  5. Design and create a comprehensive record of research methodologies and references/resources utilised
  6. Design and create a detailed project report of techniques used, investigations undertaken and conclusions reached
  7. Design and create a short poster summary of results
    • Students will undertake substantial practical amateur observing projects using astrophotography and/or CCD imaging techniques.
    • A variety of suggested project topics will be made available, or students may suggest their own, subject to negotiation with the subject convenor.
    • Each student will work closely with a supervisor assigned to their project, communicating and exchanging drafts via e-mail, and, where appropriate, students will collaborate with each other via newsgroup discussions.
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links

Equivalent subjects

You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • SWI-HET615

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

SWI-AST80002-Astrophotography & CCD Imaging , or SWI-HET609

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject aims to develop the student's knowledge and understanding of the principles involved in a particular aspect or application of astrophotography and/or CCD imaging. Students will gain practical experience, develop an ability to keep a comprehensive record of experimental investigations, write a detailed report and communicate effectively about the outcomes of their work.

  • Scientific Justification Report (20%)
  • Project (60%)
  • Poster (20%)

Textbook information is pending.

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