Astrophysical Techniques, Fifth Edition / Edition 5

Astrophysical Techniques, Fifth Edition / Edition 5

by C.R. Kitchin
     
 

ISBN-10: 1420082434

ISBN-13: 9781420082432

Pub. Date: 08/07/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Emphasizing the underlying unity of all astronomical observations, Astrophysical Techniques, Fifth Edition provides a coherent state-of-the-art account ofthe instruments and techniques used in current astronomy and astrophysics. The fifth edition of this well-respected text includes many new instruments and techniques while removing some that have long been

Overview

Emphasizing the underlying unity of all astronomical observations, Astrophysical Techniques, Fifth Edition provides a coherent state-of-the-art account ofthe instruments and techniques used in current astronomy and astrophysics. The fifth edition of this well-respected text includes many new instruments and techniques while removing some that have long been unused by both professional and amateur astronomers.

New to the Fifth Edition

  • Brief discussion on the invention and development of the telescope
  • New section that describes the attempts to detect dark matter and dark energy
  • Extended and updated discussions on computer, Internet, and spacecraft-based observations and research
  • By covering the instruments, techniques, theory, and data processing of astrophysics in sufficient depth, this text forms a thorough grounding for beginners and is a handy reference for more advanced students and professionals.

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9781420082432
    Publisher:
    Taylor & Francis
    Publication date:
    08/07/2008
    Edition description:
    REV
    Pages:
    592
    Product dimensions:
    6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.30(d)

    Table of Contents

    Detectors
    Optical and Infrared Detection
    Radio and Microwave Detection
    X-Ray and γ-Ray Detection
    Cosmic Ray Detectors
    Neutrino Detectors
    Gravitational Radiation
    Dark Matter and Dark Energy Detection
    Imaging
    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 Internet
    Appendix A: Julian Date
    Appendix B: Answers to the Exercises
    Appendix C: Acronyms
    Appendix D: Bibliography
    Index

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