Observational astronomy : techniques and instrumentation /

Astronomy is fundamentally an observational science and as such it is important for astronomers and astrophysicists to understand how their data are collected and analyzed. This book is a comprehensive review of current observational techniques and instruments. Featuring instruments such as Spitzer,...

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Main Author: Sutton, Edmund Charles (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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