Observing the Universe: A Guide to Observational Astronomy and Planetary Science / Edition 1 by Andrew J. Norton, Stuart M. Freake, Ian A. Franchi | | 9780521603935 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Observing the Universe: A Guide to Observational Astronomy and Planetary Science / Edition 1

Observing the Universe: A Guide to Observational Astronomy and Planetary Science / Edition 1

by Andrew J. Norton, Stuart M. Freake, Ian A. Franchi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521603935

ISBN-13: 9780521603935

Pub. Date: 08/15/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Introducing a range of useful techniques and skills for those wishing to undertake observational work in astronomy and planetary science, this book covers the principles of telescopes and detectors, photometry and spectroscopy and microscopy techniques for analyzing samples. Fully self-contained, it will be a valuable guide for undergraduate students of astronomy and

Overview

Introducing a range of useful techniques and skills for those wishing to undertake observational work in astronomy and planetary science, this book covers the principles of telescopes and detectors, photometry and spectroscopy and microscopy techniques for analyzing samples. Fully self-contained, it will be a valuable guide for undergraduate students of astronomy and planetary science, as well as amateur astronomers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521603935
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/15/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
8.27(w) x 10.35(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; Part I. Techniques: 2. The night sky - positional astronomy; 3. Telescopes; 4. Spectrographs; 5. Astronomical detectors; 6. Reducing CCD data; 7. Photometry; 8. Spectroscopy; 9. Microscopes and microscopy techniques; 10. Interpreting images of planetary surfaces; Part II. Skills: 11. Team working; 12. Preparing for practical work in astronomy and planetary science; 13. Keeping records; 14. Experimental uncertainties; 15. Analysing experimental data; 16.Making use of graphs; 17. Using calculators and computers; 18. Communicating your results.

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