|Course title||Astronomical Optics|
|Organizational form of instruction||Lecture|
|Level of course||Bachelor|
|Year of study||not specified|
|Number of ECTS credits||3|
|Language of instruction||Czech|
|Status of course||Compulsory-optional, Optional|
|Form of instruction||Face-to-face|
|Work placements||This is not an internship|
|Recommended optional programme components||None|
1. Basics of geometrical optics. Paraxial optics. Matrix optics. Ray tracing. 2. Optical aberations. Chromatic and monochromatic aberrations. 3. History of the telescope. 4. Refractor, achromat, apochromat. 5. Reflecting telescope - 1 mirror, conics, off-axis aberrations. 6. Reflecting telescope - 2 mirrors, mirror bending, Ritchey-Cretien telescope, segmented mirrors. 7. 3- and 4- mirror telescopes. 8. Schmidt a Maksutov cameras, correcting plates, meniscus correctors. Schmidt-Cassegrain and Maksutov-Cassegrain telescopes. 9.Accessories: eyepieces, mounts, focal correctors, Barlow lens, filters, atmospheric dispersion correctors. 10.Wave analysis of the telescope, resolving power, contrast, optical response and transfer functions, apodization. 11.Modern astronomy telescopes, cosmic telescopes, fighting atmosperic turbulences: speckle interferometry, adaptive optical systems. 12. Astrooptics in observational astronomy. Demonstration of astronomical telescopes and accessories.
|Learning activities and teaching methods|
Basics of astrooptics.
On successful completion of this module, students should be able to know and understand the syllabus topics and be able to use the acquired knowledge in solving problems. Emphasis will be on acquiring practical skills.
No prior requirements.
|Assessment methods and criteria|
Student performance, Dialog
Sufficient knowledge of the syllabus topics.
|Study plans that include the course|
|Faculty||Study plan (Version)||Branch of study Category||Recommended year of study||Recommended semester|
|Faculty of Science||Digital and Instrument Optics (1)||Physics courses||3||Summer|
|Faculty of Science||Applied Physics (1)||Physics courses||3||Summer|
|Faculty of Science||General Physics and Mathematical Physics (1)||Physics courses||2||Summer|
|Faculty of Science||Optometry (2014)||Health service||3||Summer|
|Faculty of Science||Optics and Optoelectronics (1)||Physics courses||2||Summer|