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Handbook of Infrared Astronomy

Handbook of Infrared Astronomy

by I. S. Glass
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521633850

ISBN-13: 9780521633857

Pub. Date: 01/28/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Infrared astronomy is a dynamic area of current research. It has been revolutionized in the past few years by the advent of large, sensitive, infrared arrays, and the success of several infrared satellites. This handbook provides a clear, concise and accessible reference on all aspects of infrared astronomy. Throughout, the emphasis is on fundamental concepts,

Overview

Infrared astronomy is a dynamic area of current research. It has been revolutionized in the past few years by the advent of large, sensitive, infrared arrays, and the success of several infrared satellites. This handbook provides a clear, concise and accessible reference on all aspects of infrared astronomy. Throughout, the emphasis is on fundamental concepts, practical considerations and useful data. Starting with a review of the basic infrared emission mechanisms, we are shown how the earth's atmosphere affects and limits observations from ground-based telescopes. The important systematics of photometric accuracy are treated in detail. Spectroscopy—both stellar and otherwise—is explained, and illustrated with useful examples. An important chapter is devoted to dust, which plays such a central role. Finally, the technical background to infrared instrumentation is covered to help the reader develop a proper understanding of the capabilities and limitations of infrared observations. This volume provides both an essential introduction for graduate students making infrared observations or reducing infrared data for the first time, and a convenient reference for more experienced researchers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521633857
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Series:
Cambridge Observing Handbooks for Research Astronomers Series, #1
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

1. Infrared emission mechanism; 2. The infrared sky; 3. Photometry; 4. Spectroscopy; 5. Dust; 6. Infrared astronomical technology; References; Index.

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