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Optics in astronomy

Author: J V Wall
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Expert contributions on latest instrument developments in optical and infrared astronomy.

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J V Wall
ISBN: 0521445116 9780521445115
OCLC Number: 27769940
Notes: "Thirty-Second Herstmonceux Conference was held at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, Cambridge, 9-11 September 1991"--Page xi.
Description: xi, 288 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. An optical designer for UK astronomy / F. Graham-Smith --
2. Ten years of the Manchester Echelle Spectrometers / J.A. Meaburn and M. Bryce --
3. Developments in optical systems for infrared astronomical instruments / T.J. Lee, J.W. Harris, E. Atad and C.M. Humphries --
4. Optical features of IRIS / P. Gillingham --
5. The FLAIR II system at the UK Schmidt Telescope / F.G. Watson, P.M. Gray, A.P. Oates and T.R. Bedding --
6. Focal length converters / R.G. Bingham --
7. Recent CCD developments at RGO and ING, La Palma / P.R. Jorden, A.P. Oates and A.S. Ahmed --
8. Optical instruments: where we go from here / D. Walker --
9. Increasing the efficiency and range of spectrographs / C.G. Wynne --
10. The problem of achromatizing astronomical optics for the near and mid infrared / I. Escudero-Sanz --
11. The next generation of near infra-red imaging spectrometers / A.K. Forrest and M. Wells --
12. Three-mirror telescope --
optical tests and observations / R.V. Willstrop --
13. Bispectral imaging: past, present and future / J.C. Dainty, A. Glindemann and R.G. Lane --
14. COAST --
a progress report / P. Warner --
15. Adaptive optics --
the MARTINI system / J. Major --
16. A Virgo galaxy resolved via WHT MARTINI image sharpening / T. Shanks, N.R. Tanvir, A.P. Doel, C.N. Dunlop, J.V. Major and R.M. Myers --
17. Adaptive optics at ESO / F. Merkle --
18. The challenge of excellent sites / R. Racine --
19. Testing telescopes from out-of-focus images: application to ground-based telescopes and to the space telescope / C. Roddier and F. Roddier --
20. Super seeing from Antarctica? / P. Gillingham --
21. Science with HRCam at the CFHT / R. Racine and R.D. McClure --
22. Grubb Parsons --
from war to peace / G.M. Sisson --
23. Charles Wynne --
an astronomer's view / G. Gilmore.
Responsibility: edited by J.V. Wall.
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