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ISBN-13: 9783642218149
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 08/31/2011
Series: Astronomy and Astrophysics Library
Edition description: 3rd ed. 2012
Pages: 719
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.07(d)

About the Author

Pierre Léna is emeritus professor of physics and astrophysics at the university of Paris Diderot-Paris 7 and researcher at the Observatoire de Paris.

Daniel Rouan is a director of researchof the Centre National de la Recherche Scientific (CNRS) at the Observatoire de Paris. He specialises in very high resolution imaging and develops new optical concepts for observation of exoplanets.

François Lebrun is an engineer at the Commissariat à l’énergie atomique. He has participated in major space astronomy missions, notably INTEGRAL. YOU COULD SAY ... an engineer at the French atomic energy authority (CEA).

François Mignard is a director of research of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientific (CNRS) at the Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur. He specialises in astrometry and has played a major role inthe future European space mission GAIA.

Didier Pelat is an astronomer at the Observatoire de Paris. He teaches signal and image processing and has developed powerful mathematical tools for astronomical data processing.

Table of Contents

Part I Foundations.- 1 Astrophysical Information.- 2 The Earth Atmosphere and Space.- 3 Radiation and Photometry.- 4 Space–Time Reference Frames.- Part II Data Collection.- 5 Telescopes and Images.- 6 Diffraction and Image Formation.- 7 Detectors.- 8 Spectral Analysis.- Part III Data Analysis.- 9 The Signal in Astronomy.- 10 Sky Surveys and Virtual Observatories.- A Fourier Transforms.- B Random Processes and Variables.- C Physical and Astronomical Constants.- D Tables of Space Missions.- E Webography.- F Acronyms.- Bibliography.- Index.

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