Astrophysical Techniques / Edition 4

Astrophysical Techniques / Edition 4

by C.R. Kitchin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0750309466

ISBN-13: 9780750309462

Pub. Date: 08/01/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Providing a comprehensive and clear account of the instruments and techniques used in modern astronomy and astrophysics, the fourth edition of Astrophysical Techniques continues to offer information on all astronomical observations. Retaining the aims of earlier editions, the author unifies the concepts through lucid language and cohesive organization of the book.

Overview

Providing a comprehensive and clear account of the instruments and techniques used in modern astronomy and astrophysics, the fourth edition of Astrophysical Techniques continues to offer information on all astronomical observations. Retaining the aims of earlier editions, the author unifies the concepts through lucid language and cohesive organization of the book.

Revised and updated, this book encompasses an ever-diverging array of observational techniques using the detection-imaging-ancillary instruments pattern. The first several sections emphasize the detection of radiation or other information carrier as well as the instruments and techniques used to facilitate and optimize that detection. Later chapters discuss photometers and spectroscopes in detail while also examining the techniques of astrometry, polarimetry, and magnetometry.

New to the Fourth Edition:

  • Many instruments and techniques included for the first time
  • A section that supplies Web sites and online resources
  • Elimination of archaic topics, providing the most up-to-date information available

    Astrophysical Techniques, Fourth Edition maintains comprehensive coverage of the instruments and techniques used in current astronomy and astrophysics, making it a superb reference for undergraduate and postgraduate students in astronomy, amateur astronomers, and professional astronomers.

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780750309462
    Publisher:
    Taylor & Francis
    Publication date:
    08/01/2003
    Edition description:
    Fourth Edition
    Pages:
    493
    Product dimensions:
    6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

    Table of Contents

    STANDARD SYMBOLS
    PREFACE
    DETECTORS
    Optical and Infrared Detection
    Radio and Microwave Detection
    X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Detection
    Cosmic Ray Detectors
    Neutrino Detectors
    Gravitational Radiation
    IMAGING
    The Inverse Problem
    Photography
    Electronic Imaging
    Scanning
    Interferometry
    Speckle Interferometry
    Occultations
    Radar
    Electronic images
    PHOTOMETRY
    Photometry
    Photometers
    SPECTROSCOPY
    Spectroscopy
    Spectroscopes
    OTHER TECHNIQUES
    Astrometry
    Polarimetry
    Solar Studies
    Magnetometry
    Computers and the World Wide Web
    APPENDICES
    INDEX

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