Electronic Imaging in Astronomy: Detectors and Instrumentation / Edition 2

Electronic Imaging in Astronomy: Detectors and Instrumentation / Edition 2

by Ian S. McLean
     
 

ISBN-10: 3540765824

ISBN-13: 9783540765820

Pub. Date: 08/18/2008

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

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

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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 the image quality of the Hubble Space Telescope.

Authored by one of the world’s foremost experts on the design and development of electronic imaging systems for astronomy, this book has been written on several levels to appeal to a broad readership. Mathematical expositions are controlled to encourage a wider audience, especially among the growing community of amateur astronomers who own small telescopes with CCD cameras. The book can be used at the college level for a one semester introductory course on modern astronomical detectors and instruments, and as a supplement for a practical or laboratory class. But it also provides the core of a one semester course on astronomical instrumentation for new graduate (PhD) students who may very soon be faced with using, or even building, electronic imaging systems.

The book contains worked examples, problems & solutions, end-of-chapter references and a glossary.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540765820
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
08/18/2008
Series:
Springer Praxis Books / Astronomy and Planetary Sciences Series
Edition description:
2nd ed. 2008
Pages:
552
Sales rank:
491,225
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

1. The development of electronic imaging in astronomy.- 2. Beating the atmosphere.- 3. Telescopes.- 4. The discovery power of modern astronomical instruments.- 5. Instrumentation and detectors.- 6. Designing and building astronomical instruments.- 7. Charge-coupled devices.- 8. Practical operation of CCDs.- 9. Characterization and calibration of array instruments.- 10. Image processing and analysis.- 11. Electronic imaging at infrared wavelengths.- 12. Electronic imaging at ultraviolet, X-ray, and gamma-ray wavelengths.- 13. Electronic imaging at sub-millimeter and radio wavelengths.- 14 Future developments.

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