Electronic Imaging in Astronomy: Detectors and Instrumentation / Edition 1

Electronic Imaging in Astronomy: Detectors and Instrumentation / Edition 1

by Ian S. McLean
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0471969729

ISBN-13: 9780471969723

Pub. Date: 01/28/1997

Publisher: Wiley

This book emphasizes the synergy between high technology and our ability to study and comprehend the universe. It describes the key technologies and ways in which computers affect modern astronomy. The author discusses instrumentation for infrared, ultraviolet x-ray, radio and gamma-ray astronomy, and considers the new generation of telescopes.

Overview

This book emphasizes the synergy between high technology and our ability to study and comprehend the universe. It describes the key technologies and ways in which computers affect modern astronomy. The author discusses instrumentation for infrared, ultraviolet x-ray, radio and gamma-ray astronomy, and considers the new generation of telescopes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471969723
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Pages:
502
Product dimensions:
6.62(w) x 9.45(h) x 0.96(d)

Table of Contents

The Development of Electronic Imaging in Astronomy.

Automation and Computers.

The Power of Modern Astronomical Instrumentation.

Instrumentation—Basic Principles.

Designing Astronomical Instruments.

Charge-coupled Devices.

Practical Operation of CCDs.

Electronic Imaging at Infrared Wavelengths.

Practical Operation of Infrared Arrays.

Characterization and Calibration of Array Instruments.

Computers and Image Processing.

Electronic Imaging at Other Wavelengths.

A New Generation of Telescopes.

High Angular Resolution Imaging.

Glossary.

Answers to Selected Exercises.

Appendices.

Index.

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