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FOPRA Experiment 85: Colour-Magnitude Diagrams of Star Clusters: Determining Their Relative Ages (KTA)

Course 0000100085 in WS 2023/4

General Data

Course Type practical training
Semester Weekly Hours 1 SWS
Organisational Unit Observational Cosmology
Lecturers Irham Taufik Andika
Gabriel Bartosch Caminha
Responsible/Coordination: Sherry Suyu
Dates

Assignment to Modules

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Courses are together with exams the building blocks for modules. Please keep in mind that information on the contents, learning outcomes and, especially examination conditions are given on the module level only – see section "Assignment to Modules" above.

additional remarks This advanced lab course introduces you to observational astronomy. It involves observing star clusters with a telescope (weather permitting), analyzing the data, and deriving properties of the star clusters including their relative ages.There are two types of star cluster in the Galaxy. Open clusters are loose collections of typically a few hundred stars in the galactic disk. These clusters tend to be young with ages of several million to a billion years. Typical cluster masses range between100 - 1000 solar masses and their diameters are 1 - 10 parsec (where 1 parsec is ~3.3 light years). In our Galaxy more than 1100 open clusters are known. The estimated total number of Galactic open clusters is ∼ 2 x 10^4.Globular clusters, on the other hand, are tightly bound collections of a few hundred thousand to a few million stars, typically located in the Galactic halo. These clusters are generally old with ages of a few billion years. The diameter of a typical globular cluster is about 40 parsec. In this project, you will construct colour-magnitude diagrams of two open clusters. Using these colour-magnitude diagrams you will investigate the differences in morphology in these clusters and explain them in terms of their relative ages.
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Equivalent Courses (e. g. in other semesters)

SemesterTitleLecturersDates
SS 2023 FOPRA Experiment 85: Colour-Magnitude Diagrams of Star Clusters: Determining Their Relative Ages (KTA) Andika, I. Bartosch Caminha, G.
Responsible/Coordination: Suyu, S.
WS 2022/3 FOPRA Experiment 85: Colour-Magnitude Diagrams of Star Clusters: Determining Their Relative Ages (KTA) Andika, I. Bartosch Caminha, G.
Responsible/Coordination: Suyu, S.
WS 2021/2 FOPRA Experiment 85: Colour-Magnitude Diagrams of Star Clusters: Determining Their Relative Ages (KTA)
SS 2021 FOPRA Experiment 85: Colour-Magnitude Diagrams of Star Clusters: Determining Their Relative Ages
WS 2020/1 FOPRA Experiment 85: Colour-Magnitude Diagrams of Star Clusters: Determining Their Relative Ages
SS 2020 FOPRA Experiment 85: Colour-Magnitude Diagrams of Star Clusters: Determining Their Relative Ages
WS 2019/20 FOPRA Experiment 85: Colour-Magnitude Diagrams of Star Clusters: Determining Their Relative Ages
SS 2019 FOPRA Experiment 85: Colour-Magnitude Diagrams of Star Clusters: Determining Their Relative Ages
WS 2018/9 FOPRA Experiment 85: Colour-Magnitude Diagrams of Star Clusters: Determining Their Relative Ages
SS 2018 FOPRA Experiment 85: Colour-Magnitude Diagrams of Star Clusters: Determining Their Relative Ages
WS 2017/8 FOPRA Experiment 85: Colour-Magnitude Diagrams of Star Clusters: Determining Their Relative Ages
SS 2017 FOPRA Experiment 85: Colour-Magnitude Diagrams of Star Clusters: Determining Their Relative Ages
WS 2016/7 FOPRA Experiment 85: Colour-Magnitude Diagrams of Star Clusters: Determining Their Relative Ages
SS 2016 FOPRA Experiment 85: Colour-Magnitude Diagrams of Star Clusters: Determining Their Relative Ages
WS 2015/6 FOPRA Experiment 85: Colour-Magnitude Diagrams of Star Clusters: Determining Their Relative Ages
SS 2015 FOPRA Experiment 85: Colour-Magnitude Diagrams of Star Clusters: Determining Their Relative Ages
WS 2014/5 FOPRA Experiment 85: Colour-Magnitude Diagrams of Star Clusters: Determining Their Relative Ages
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