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Surveying the skies : how astronomers map the universe

Author: C G Wynn-Williams
Publisher: Switzerland : Springer, [2016]. ©2016
Series: Astronomers' universe.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Since the time of Galileo, astronomy has been driven by technological innovation. With each major advance has come the opportunity and enthusiasm to survey the sky in a way that was not possible before. It is these surveys of discovery that are the subject of this book. In the first few chapters the author discusses what astronomers learned from visible-light surveys, first with the naked eye, then using telescopes  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C G Wynn-Williams
ISBN: 3319285084 9783319285085
OCLC Number: 930996907
Description: xi, 187 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Contents: The naked eye era --
The telescope era --
The photography era --
Radio surveys --
Infrared surveys --
The cosmic microwave background --
Ultraviolet surveys --
X-ray surveys --
Gamma ray surveys --
Space astrometry --
The CCD era --
Microsurveys --
Accessing astronomy surveys --
Appendices.
Series Title: Astronomers' universe.
Responsibility: Gareth Wynn-Williams.

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It is these surveys of discovery that are the subject of this book.In the first few chapters the author discusses what astronomers learned from visible-light surveys, first with the naked eye, then  Read more...

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