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Course Dual Degree (B. Tech + M.S / M.Tech)
Semester Electives
Subject Code ESA466
Subject Title Advanced Astronomical Imaging


Imaging and detector basics – resolution, sensitivity, noise, dynamic range, efficiency, linearity – image formation at focal plane – Fourier transform – Deconvolution and Image reconstruction – Photography CCD -- Large optical/IR telescopes and their designs – thin lens – segmented mirrors – Active optics – Designs of few upcoming large telescopes (eg. EVLT, TMT) – Techniques to overcome atmopsheric turbulence – Fried parameter – Isophase patches and speckles – Adaptive optics – Lucky imaging – Speckle imaging – Interferometry – Basic principles – Michelson stellar interferometer – Aperture synthesis – VLBI – New and Upcoming missions – eVLA, ALMA, SKA – Non focussing methods – Tubular and modulation collimators, Coded masks, Fresnel zone-plates – Astrotomographic techniques – Lunar occultation, eclipse mapping, doppler tomography, echo mapping.

Text Books

1. Electronic Imaging in Astronomy: Detectors and Instrumentation - Ian S. McLean, Springer, 2008

2. Adaptive Optics for Astronomical Telescopes - John W. Hardy, Oxford Series in Optical & Imaging Sciences, 1998

3. Astrotomography: Indirect Imaging Methods in Observational Astronomy, Editors: H.M.J. Boffin, D. Steeghs, J. Cuypers, Springer Lecture series, 2001

4. Interferometry and Synthesis in Radio Astronomy - Thompson, Moran & Swenson, Wiley, 2001

5. Lucky Exposures:: Diffraction Limited Astronomical Imaging through the Atmosphere - Robert Tubbs, VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, 2010

6. Astronomical Image and Data Analysis - J.-L. Starck, F. Murtagh, Astronomy and Astrophysics Library, 2006


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