May 28, 2024

Solar and Space Physics UNIToV

Gruppo di Fisica Solare e Spaziale Università di Roma Tor Vergata

Astrophysical Techniques – M. D. Course in Astrophysics

Astrophysical Techniques [8CFU]
Dr. Luca Giovannelli


  • from the observation of the Universe in different wavelengths to Multi-messenger Astrophysics
  • Celestial coordinate systems

Optical systems and telescopes design:

  • Geometrical optics, thin lens, lens-maker’s equation
  • Aberrations, achromatic doublet, compound lenses, ray tracing
  • Optical telescopes: optical schemes, mounts
  • Active and Adaptive Optics systems

Focal plane instruments

  • Imaging instruments: CCD, CMOS, coronography, CCD calibration and photon transfer curve
  • Spectroscopy: filters, photometrical systems, spectrometers
  • Polarimetry: polarizers, quarter and half wave plates, Stokes vector

How to communicate your scientific research

  • How to write a scientific paper, a keynote, a poster