For ASTR 3510 Students

Contact Information

tatsuya.akiba@colorado.edu

Useful Documents and Links

Exam Review Documents

Observing

AAVSO Variable Star Plotter (particularly useful for finding your object)

SIMBAD (a mega database of objects)

Stellarium (a very useful astronomy software)

To check the weather

SBO Clear Sky Chart

ATOC Weather Station

Weather Underground Boulder

SBO Local Weather (for other weather links)

Date/Time Conversions

Local Sidereal Time Clock

NASA’s Date Converter

References

Measurements and their Uncertainties: A Practical Guide to Modern Error Analysis by Ifan G. Hughes, Thomas P. A. Hase (for uncertainty propagation and statistics in general)

In Your Free Time

Celestial Sphere (Wikipedia)

Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)

Fermat’s Principle of Least Time (Wikipedia)

Snell’s Law (Wikipedia)

Thin Lens Equation

List of Telescope Types (Wikipedia)

How to Choose Your First Telescope

Binomial Distribution (Wikipedia)

Poisson Distribution (Wikipedia)

Normal Distribution (Wikipedia)