To measure the sky : an introduction to observational astronomy /

"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 introdu...

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Main Author: Chromey, Frederick R., 1944-
Format: Book
Published: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Light: particles, waves and rays, magnitudes, spectra
  • 2. Uncertainty: statistics
  • 3. Place, time and motion: coordinate systems, timekeeping, proper motion
  • 4. Names, catalogs, atlases and databases: web resources
  • 5. Astronomical optics: geometric optics, materials, cameras, fibers, aberrations
  • 6. Telescopes: ground, space, ELTs, adaptive optics
  • 7. Matter and light: atomic and molecular spectra, solid-state absorption
  • 8. Detectors: CCDs, IR arrays, bolometers
  • 9. Digital images from arrays: image processing, digital photometry
  • 10. Photometry: extinction, standard systems
  • 11. Spectrometry; Appendices; Index.