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To measure the sky : an introduction to observational astronomy

Author: Frederick R Chromey
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"The second edition of this popular text provides undergraduates with a quantitative yet accessible introduction to the physical principles underlying the collection and analysis of observational data in contemporary optical and infrared astronomy. The text clearly links recent developments in ground- and space-based telescopes, observatory and instrument design, adaptive optics, and detector technologies to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Observations Textbooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick R Chromey
ISBN: 9781107572560 1107572568
OCLC Number: 945571250
Description: xiv, 461 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Light --
Uncertainty --
Place, time, and motion --
Names, catalogs, and databases --
Optics for astronomy --
Astronomical telescopes --
Matter and light --
Detectors --
Digital images from arrays --
Photometry --
Spectroscopy.
Other Titles: Observational astronomy
Responsibility: Frederick R. Chromey, Vassar College, New York.

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