ISBN-10:
0521603935
ISBN-13:
9780521603935
Pub. Date:
08/15/2004
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
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

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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)

About the Author

Andrew Norton obtained his PhD from the University of Leicester. He has written several books for Open University courses in both physics and astronomy. His research is in the area of interacting binary stars.

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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