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Electronic imaging in astronomy : detectors and instrumentation

Author: Ian S McLean
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer ; Chichester, UK : Published in association with Praxis Pub., ©2008.
Series: Springer Praxis books.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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The second edition of Electronic Imaging in Astronomy: Detectors and Instrumentation describes the remarkable developments that have taken place in astronomical detectors and instrumentation in recent years - from the invention of the charge-coupled device (CCD) in 1970 to the current era of very large telescopes, such as the Keck 10-meter telescopes in Hawaii with their laser guide-star adaptive optics which rival  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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McLean, Ian S., 1949-
Electronic imaging in astronomy.
Berlin ; New York : Springer ; Chichester, UK : Published in association with Praxis Pub., ©2008
(DLC) 2008926610
(OCoLC)222164212
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ian S McLean
ISBN: 9783540765837 3540765832 3540765824 9783540765820
OCLC Number: 288471358
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xl, 552 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The development of electronic imaging in astronomy --
Beating the atmosphere --
Telescopes --
The discovery power of modern astronomical instruments --
Instrumentation and detectors --
Designing and building astronomical instruments --
Charge-coupled devices --
Practical operation of CCDs --
Characterization and calibration of array instruments --
Image processing and analysis --
Electronic imaging at infrared wavelengths --
Electronic imaging at ultraviolet, X-ray, and gamma-ray wavelengths --
Electronic imaging at sub-millimeter and radio wavelengths --
Future developments.
Series Title: Springer Praxis books.
Responsibility: Ian S. McLean.

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The new edition of this comprehensive reference on astronomy observation methods and techniques includes recent developments in astronomical detectors and instrumentation, from the invention of the  Read more...

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From the reviews of the second edition:"The book literally covers everything you ever wanted to know about the design and technology behind CCDs. Well written and informative, the book is littered Read more...

 
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