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To measure the sky : an introduction to observational astronomy

Author: Frederick R Chromey
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
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"With a lively yet rigorous and quantitative approach, Frederick R. Chromey introduces the fundamental topics in optical observational astronomy for undergraduates. Focussing on the basic principles of light detection, telescope optics, coordinate systems and data analysis, students are introduced to modern astronomical observation techniques and measurements. Cutting-edge technologies such as advanced CCD detectors
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Observations
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Chromey, Frederick R., 1944-
To measure the sky.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2010000052
(OCoLC)466341319
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick R Chromey
ISBN: 9780511729546 0511729545 9780511726248 0511726244 0521747686 9780521747684 052176386X 9780521763868 9780511794810 0511794819 9780511727641 051172764X
OCLC Number: 642205668
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 446 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. Light: particles, waves and rays, magnitudes, spectra --
2. Uncertainty: statistics --
3. Place, time and motion: coordinate systems, timekeeping, proper motion --
4. Names, catalogs, atlases and databases: web resources --
5. Astronomical optics: geometric optics, materials, cameras, fibers, aberrations --
6. Telescopes: ground, space, ELTs, adaptive optics --
7. Matter and light: atomic and molecular spectra, solid-state absorption --
8. Detectors: CCDs, IR arrays, bolometers --
9. Digital images from arrays: image processing, digital photometry --
10. Photometry: extinction, standard systems --
11. Spectrometry; Appendices; Index.
Responsibility: Frederick R. Chromey.
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