Observing the Universe: A Guide to Observational Astronomy and Planetary Science / Edition 1by Andrew J. Norton, Stuart M. Freake, Ian A. Franchi
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 planetary science, as well as amateur astronomers.
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- New Edition
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- 8.27(w) x 10.35(h) x 0.43(d)
Table of Contents1. 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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