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Archived Curricula Guide 2013–2014
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TÄHT7000 Astronomical spectroscopy 5 ECTS
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Learning outcomes

After the course the student has a basic knowledge of the application of spectroscopy in astronomy.


Spectroscopic instrumentation: splitless, longslit, echelle and integral field spectroscopy. Atmospheric effects on spectral data. Typical reduction and data characteristics. Quantum mechanical background: atomic and molecular spectra, emission and absorption mechanisms. Zeeman effect and spectropolarimetry. Spectral modelling. Typical spectral features and their astrophysical applications from radio to gamma-rays.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 26 h 0 h

Project work

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English
Written exam


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

4. year autumn
5. year autumn

Study materials

Lecture notes

Jonathan Tennyson: Astronomical Spectroscopy (available electronically)

Further information

Not offered in 2013-2014.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Physics and Astronomy
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Advanced Studies in Astronomy (Obligatory courses) (Programme of Physical Sciences)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Physics and Astronomy
DP in Physical Sciences
Finnish Study Modules