projdesc - UCF Physics AST 5765/4762(Advanced Astronomical...

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UCF Physics: AST 5765/4762: (Advanced) Astronomical Data Analysis Fall 2009 Final Project Due Thursday 10 December 2009 Your final assignment is to analyze a dataset and report the results. Per the syllabus, 25% of the final grade in the course is based on the correctness and completeness of the result, 15% is based on the quality of the analysis (organization, separation of generic and project-specific code, tests of methods and parameters chosen, etc.), and 10% is based on the quality of your written report. See /home/ast5765/data for data and /home/ast5765/hw/project for descrip- tions. The projects: AST 5765: Radial velocity curve of a galaxy. This project uses long-slit optical spectra from the Palomar 5-meter telescope in California. The data provide spatially-resolved velocity information, from which you will derive a radial velocity curve. From your curve you will measure the dark matter content of the galaxy. AST 4762: Radius of an exoplanet. This project uses infrared photometry from the Spitzer Space Telescope. The data provide a time-resolved lightcurve, from which you will derive the event depth (fraction of star’s light blocked by the planet). From the depth and some other factors, you will determine the radius of the planet. Your analysis code should follow the same organization as the homework assignments. Project-
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2009 for the course AST 4762 taught by Professor Harrington during the Fall '09 term at University of Central Florida.

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