Astronomy Methods: A Physical Approach to Astronomical Observations

Astronomy Methods: A Physical Approach to Astronomical Observations

by Hale Bradt

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521364409
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/28/2003
Pages: 458
Product dimensions: 6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.18(d)

About the Author

Hale Bradt is Emeritus Professor of Physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.

Table of Contents

1. Astronomy through the centuries; 2. Electromagnetic radiation; 3. Co-ordinate systems and charts; 4. Gravity, celestial motions, and time; 5. Telescopes; 6. Detectors and statistics; 7. Multiple telescope interferometry; 8. Point-like and extended sources; 9. Properties and distances of celestial objects; 10. Absorption and scattering of photons; 11. Spectra of electromagnetic radiation; 12. Astronomy beyond photons.

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