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Astronomical measurement : a concise guide

Author: Andy Lawrence
Publisher: Heidelberg : Springer, 2014.
Series: Springer Praxis books.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book on astronomical measurement takes a fresh approach to teaching the subject. After discussing some general principles, it follows the chain of measurement through atmosphere, imaging, detection, spectroscopy, timing, and hypothesis testing. The various wavelength regimes are covered in each section, emphasising what is the same, and what is different. The author concentrates on the physics of detection and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andy Lawrence
ISBN: 9783642398353 3642398359 3642398340 9783642398346
OCLC Number: 868295437
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 192 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Contents: Signal, Distortion, and Noise --
The atmosphere and how to avoid it --
Mapping the Sky --
Detection of Light --
Spectroscopy --
Overview of Statistics --
Basic orbital mechanics.
Series Title: Springer Praxis books.
Responsibility: Andy Lawrence.

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This book takes a new approach on teaching the subject by following the chain of measurement through atmosphere, imaging, detection, spectroscopy, timing and hypothesis testing. It covers all  Read more...

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