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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Students will undertake a substantial amateur observing project using astrophotography and/or CCD imaging techniques
    • Each student will work closely with a supervisor assigned to their project, communicating and exchanging drafts via email.
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links

At the completion of this subject students 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.
  • Assignment 1 - Report (60%)
  • Assignment 2 - Proposal (20%)
  • Assignment 3 - Assignment (20%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

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

  • SWI-HET615

You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject aims to develop:

  • knowledge and understanding of the principles involved in a particular aspect or application of astrophotography and/or CCD imaging;
  • practical experience in the techniques involved in astrophotography and/or CCD
  • imaging; and
  • ability to keep a comprehensive record of experimental investigations, to write a detailed summary report of techniques used and investigations undertaken, and to communicate effectively about the outcomes of their work.

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