Handbook of Infrared Astronomy

Author: I. S. Glass
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521633857
Format: PDF
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A clear and concise practical handbook on all aspects of infrared astronomy, for graduate students, researchers and keen amateurs.

Introduction to Astronomical Spectroscopy

Author: Immo Appenzeller
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107015790
Format: PDF, ePub
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"The book introduces graduate students and young researchers of astronomy and physics to the techniques and methods of astronomical spectroscopy. It covers spectroscopic methods in all branches of astronomy, including optical astronomy, radio astronomy, and astronomy at X-ray and gamma-ray wavelengths. The book will also be of interest for engineers and technicians who are designing or operating optical and space instrumentation"--

Handbook of CCD Astronomy

Author: Steve B. Howell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 113945076X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Charge-Coupled Devices (CCDs) are the state-of-the-art detector in many fields of observational science. Updated to include all of the latest developments in CCDs, this second edition of the Handbook of CCD Astronomy is a concise and accessible reference on all practical aspects of using CCDs. Starting with their electronic workings, it discusses their basic characteristics and then gives methods and examples of how to determine these values. While the book focuses on the use of CCDs in professional observational astronomy, advanced amateur astronomers, and researchers in physics, chemistry, medical imaging, and remote sensing will also find it very valuable. Tables of useful and hard-to-find data, key practical equations, and new exercises round off the book and ensure that it provides an ideal introduction to the practical use of CCDs for graduate students, and a handy reference for more experienced users.

Practical Statistics for Astronomers

Author: J. V. Wall
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521456166
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Presents the most relevant statistical and probabilistic machinery for use in observational astronomy.

Practical Optical Interferometry

Author: David F. Buscher
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107042178
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A practically focused guide to optical interferometry, bringing together core concepts needed to plan observations, analyse data and reconstruct images.

To Measure the Sky

Author: Frederick R. Chromey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052176386X
Format: PDF, ePub
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With a lively yet rigorous and quantitative approach, this textbook introduces the fundamental topics in optical observational astronomy for undergraduates. It explains the theoretical foundations for observational practices and reviews essential physics to support students' mastery of the subject. Student understanding is strengthened through over 120 exercises and problems.

Electronic Imaging in Astronomy

Author: Ian S. McLean
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540765832
Format: PDF, Docs
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The second edition of Electronic Imaging in Astronomy: Detectors and Instrumentation describes the remarkable developments that have taken place in astronomical detectors and instrumentation in recent years – from the invention of the charge-coupled device (CCD) in 1970 to the current era of very large telescopes, such as the Keck 10-meter telescopes in Hawaii with their laser guide-star adaptive optics which rival the image quality of the Hubble Space Telescope. Authored by one of the world’s foremost experts on the design and development of electronic imaging systems for astronomy, this book has been written on several levels to appeal to a broad readership. Mathematical expositions are designed to encourage a wider audience, especially among the growing community of amateur astronomers with small telescopes with CCD cameras. The book can be used at the college level for an introductory course on modern astronomical detectors and instruments, and as a supplement for a practical or laboratory class.

Measuring the Universe

Author: George H. Rieke
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521762294
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A one-stop guide to astronomical instrumentation and data acquisition, with a focus on the underlying principles behind each instrument's operation.

Observational Molecular Astronomy

Author: David A. Williams
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107434041
Format: PDF
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Molecular line emissions offer researchers exciting opportunities to learn about the evolutionary state of the Milky Way and distant galaxies. This text provides a detailed introduction to molecular astrophysics and an array of useful techniques for observing astronomical phenomena at millimetre and submillimetre wavelengths. After discussing the theoretical underpinnings of molecular observation, the authors catalogue suitable molecular tracers for many types of astronomical regions in local and distant parts of the Universe, including cold gas reservoirs primed for the formation of new stars, regions of active star formation, giant photon-dominated regions and near active galactic nuclei. Further chapters demonstrate how to obtain useful astronomical information from raw telescope data while providing recommendations for appropriate observing strategies. Replete with maps, charts and references for further reading, this handbook will suit research astronomers and graduate students interested in broadening their skill to take advantage of the new facilities now coming online.

Astronomy Methods

Author: Hale Bradt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521535519
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Astronomy Methods is an introduction to basic practical tools, methods and phenomena that underlie quantitative astronomy. Taking a technical approach, the author covers a rich diversity of topics across all branches of astronomy, from radio to gamma-ray wavelengths. Clear, systematic presentations of the topics are accompanied by diagrams and problem sets. Written for undergraduates and graduate students, this book contains a wealth of information that is required for the practice and study of quantitative and analytical astronomy and astrophysics.