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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
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
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McLean, Ian S., 1949-
Electronic imaging in astronomy.
Berlin ; New York : Springer ; Chichester, UK : Published in association with Praxis Pub., ©2008
(DLC) 2008926610
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.


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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