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A Practical Guide to Lightcurve Photometry and Analysis / Edition 1
     

A Practical Guide to Lightcurve Photometry and Analysis / Edition 1

by Alan W. Harris, Brian Warner
 

ISBN-10: 0387293655

ISBN-13: 9780387293653

Pub. Date: 02/22/2006

Publisher: Springer New York

Tools for amateur astronomers who wish to go beyond CCD imaging and step into ‘serious’ science. The text offers techniques for gathering, analyzing, and publishing data, and describes joint projects in which amateurs and students can take part. Readers learn to recognize and avoid common errors in gathering photometry data, with detailed examples for

Overview

Tools for amateur astronomers who wish to go beyond CCD imaging and step into ‘serious’ science. The text offers techniques for gathering, analyzing, and publishing data, and describes joint projects in which amateurs and students can take part. Readers learn to recognize and avoid common errors in gathering photometry data, with detailed examples for analysis. Includes reviews of available software, with screen shots and useful tips.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387293653
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
02/22/2006
Edition description:
2006
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.24(d)

Table of Contents

Getting Started.- Targets of Opportunity.- Photometry Fundamentals.- The Photometry Primer.- Photometric Reductions.- Second Order Extinction.- Telescopes and Cameras.- Imaging and Photometry Software.- Collecting Photons.- Analyzing the Data.- Period Analysis.- Building Star Systems.- Publishing Your Data and Results.

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