Observing the Universe: A Guide to Observational Astronomy and Planetary Science / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- 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.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|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 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.