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The Resource To measure the sky : an introduction to observational astronomy, Frederick R. Chromey

To measure the sky : an introduction to observational astronomy, Frederick R. Chromey

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To measure the sky : an introduction to observational astronomy
Title
To measure the sky
Title remainder
an introduction to observational astronomy
Statement of responsibility
Frederick R. Chromey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"With a lively yet rigorous and quantitative approach, Frederick R. Chromey introduces the fundamental topics in optical observational astronomy for undergraduates. Focussing on the basic principles of light detection, telescope optics, coordinate systems and data analysis, students are introduced to modern astronomical observation techniques and measurements. Cutting-edge technologies such as advanced CCD detectors and adaptive optics are presented through the physical principles on which they are based, helping students understand the power of modern space and ground-based telescopes, and the motivations and limitations of future development. Discussion of statistics and measurement uncertainty enables students to confront the important questions of data quality. With a purposeful structure and clear approach, this is an essential resource for all students of observational astronomy. 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"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chromey, Frederick R.
Dewey number
522
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB145
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy
  • NATURE
  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy
  • Astronomiska observationer
Label
To measure the sky : an introduction to observational astronomy, Frederick R. Chromey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Light: particles, waves and rays, magnitudes, spectra -- Uncertainty: statistics -- Place, time and motion: coordinate systems, timekeeping, proper motion -- Names, catalogs, atlases and databases: web resources -- Astronomical optics: geometric optics, materials, cameras, fibers, aberrations -- Telescopes: ground, space, ELTs, adaptive optics -- Matter and light: atomic and molecular spectra, solid-state absorption -- Detectors: CCDs, IR arrays, bolometers -- Digital images from arrays: image processing, digital photometry -- Photometry: extinction, standard systems -- Spectrometry
Control code
642205668
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 446 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139930826
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786612631337
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
263133
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)642205668
Label
To measure the sky : an introduction to observational astronomy, Frederick R. Chromey
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Light: particles, waves and rays, magnitudes, spectra -- Uncertainty: statistics -- Place, time and motion: coordinate systems, timekeeping, proper motion -- Names, catalogs, atlases and databases: web resources -- Astronomical optics: geometric optics, materials, cameras, fibers, aberrations -- Telescopes: ground, space, ELTs, adaptive optics -- Matter and light: atomic and molecular spectra, solid-state absorption -- Detectors: CCDs, IR arrays, bolometers -- Digital images from arrays: image processing, digital photometry -- Photometry: extinction, standard systems -- Spectrometry
Control code
642205668
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 446 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139930826
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786612631337
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
263133
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)642205668

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