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Electronic imaging in astronomy : detectors and instrumentation

Author: Ian S McLean
Publisher: [Berlin] : Springer ; Chichester, UK : Published in association with Praxis Pub., ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian S McLean
ISBN: 9783642095320 3642095321 9783540765820 3540765824
OCLC Number: 855700941
Description: xl, 552 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: Ian S. McLean.

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